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Guardian Full Face Mask.....New product from DEMA

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by Dive Right In Scuba, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    So... OTS is coming out with a version of the Atmosphere but with colored skirts? :eyebrow:


    (sorry Bill, couldn't resist... :D)
     
  2. mntdiver

    mntdiver Solo Diver

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    Nope, looks like this one is designed for diving... :crafty:
     
  3. mntdiver

    mntdiver Solo Diver

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    You can don the mask without the reg installed, take the time to get it fitted and adjusted, then insert the second stage when you're ready to dive. Once the regulator is installed though, you have to take the mask off to remove it. You can talk through the regulator port when it's not installed. This is fine prior to the dive, doesn't help at the end of the dive. You're mask will fog when you do this, no air venting across the visor.
     
  4. bridgediver

    bridgediver Instructor, Scuba

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    Or we could just use the vent on the front... Backup divers couldn't have the reg off and still be ready so this is why we have these vents (side or front) in the first place right?

    Not my intention to debate which vent is better. We use the front mount and all I wanted to know was if this mask would be compatable with that. I'm not worried about minimal mask fogging in an environment where we usually can't see anything anyway so the clearing ability isn't a factor that I would place much emphasis on

    YMMV
     
  5. mntdiver

    mntdiver Solo Diver

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    It actually takes only about the same amount of time to jam your reg in its port as it would to close a vent in the front. It's not unlike grabbing your standard second stage and putting it in your mouth. The reg snaps and locks in place.
     
  6. Sealboy

    Sealboy Angel Fish

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    I'd love if the OTS rep here could provide some better close up pictures of the mask front and back so I can show my guys, this is a very interesting development you've got going on there.
     
  7. OTS Comms

    OTS Comms Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Still working on the production images....as the straps and buckles are being modified slightly. In the mean time, here are a couple more pics....

    Craig

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  8. dittrimd

    dittrimd Force Fin Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    First off my disclaimer... I think OTS is great. I have been diving their gear with my PSD team and it has performed flawlessly. Mike P. came out and did our first demo and John H. did our inservice on our gear and our Technician class. Both great guys with a great product.

    I just had to poke a little fun at some very interesting pictures I recently found on their website. See attached. Craigs posting is pretty clear that the Guardian was not developed to be directly marketed to PSD divers but rather the sport market. Guess that did not last very long. But I am sure that it does not come as a big suprise to the PSD here. Pretty shameless as the even matched the colors of the dry suits. Yeah come on like that is REALLY important to us PSD. Matching and looking good come on... Just kidding guys keep up the great work and get that mask out soon so we can try it out!!

    Mark D.


     

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  9. Yotsie

    Yotsie Public Safety Diver

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    Kind of a SWAT type marketing strat...... ;-)

    I am interested in them, since the maintainence kits are half of the AGA kit, but I don't see us replacing our AGA's in the near future... Aga's showing no sign of their age (7+ years).
     
  10. mntdiver

    mntdiver Solo Diver

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    The masks are shipping!!!
     

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