COBRA familiarisation

JFD offers a range of COBRA training courses to ensure personnel are familiar and trained in both operating and maintaining the equipment.

COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) is a unique bailout system combining significant safety advancements while remaining easy to operate and maintain.

Courses ran from the JFD facility in Aberdeen benefit from access to an indoor training tank and custom built lecture facilities however courses can be scheduled anywhere in the world.

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COBRA Familiarisation On request On request    £750 +VAT BOOK NOW


This course can be scheduled on demand anywhere in the world.

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Course overview

This one day course combines theoretical familiarisation elements with a practical training session designed for divers and supervisors who will be using the equipment on a day-to-day basis.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to perform a dry activation with the equipment as well taking part in a more in-depth classroom session learning about technical features and functions.


The instructor will:

  • Continually assess the candidates throughout the course to ensure that their practical and theoretical knowledge is sufficient.
  • Administer a practical and written test to assess the attendees retained knowledge.
  • Issue a written assessment. The written test is a multi-choice test paper with clearly outlined right and wrong answers.


Upon successful completion of the course, each student is issued with a certificate of training which is valid for 3 years. Renewal courses are available on request assuring that standards can be easily maintained.

Course duration

1 day.


Course design has originated from using the Systems Approach to Training and is continuously enhanced by customer and client feedback.

Topics include:

  • General and technical overview of the system
  • Demonstration of how the system works
  • Backpack cleaning procedures
  • Filling and changing procedures
  • Partial disassembly for general functioning checks
  • Handle activation assembly overview and testing
  • Helmet cleaning procedures
  • Tool and test kit overview
  • Bench testing and adjustments
  • Troubleshooting
  • Exam