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Rebreather
A closed-circuit system which filters exhaled air, then recirculates it for rebreathing by the diver; requires special training and maintenance.
Recreational scuba diving
Diving to prescribed limits, including a depth no greater than 130 fsw, using only compressed air, and never requiring a decompression stop.
Regulator
In scuba, any device that changes air pressure from one level to a lower level.
Repetitive Dive
Any dive whose profile is affected by a previous dive is considered repetitive.
Residual Nitrogen Time
The time it would take to off-gas any extra nitrogen remaining after a dive. Residual Nitrogen Time is always taken into consideration when determining the safe duration for any repetitive dive.
Reverse squeeze
Pain or discomfort in enclosed space (e.g., sinuses, middle ear, inside mask) on ascent from a dive.
Rip Current
A strong current of limited area flowing outward from the shore, and may be visible as a band of agitated water with the regular wave pattern altered; current is caused by the rush of escaping water which is piled between shore and bar or reef by wave action through a gap in the bar or reef; such currents are dangerous to the uninitiated and are the cause of many drownings at ocean beaches; however, when located by divers they are often used to facilitate entry to areas beyond the bar or reef.
Rule of Thirds
An air management technique. Use a third of the tank to get to your destination, a third to get back, and the last third belongs to your buddy in case of an emergency.

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