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I have been diving Rebrethers for 16 years. I own my own custom 39 foot dive boat.
Started with a Prism Topaz, Then got a Hollis Prism. Both good units no real problems.
Also had & have a Revo 2, Revo 3 and Revo Micro FT. All good units, no real problems.
I really think it's more about pre, post diving and maintenance. I think that there are a few people that spend more time about posting rebreathers and some knocking them then actual time diving them in the water.
Status update: We ordered two O2ptima's with Nerd's and we were set for training in Florida the week of December 14. I tested positive for covid the week before (all better now). We are now re-scheduled for late April. Thanks again to everyone who helped me, your freely given advice is appreciated more than you know. Happy New year and good riddance to 2020!
Could not be happier. My partner just came back from diving OC in the keys. When I asked how he liked going back the reply was "I didn't miss it". We are planning on taking the Choptima course later this year for travel.
If possible we want to take the CM crossover class and TDI Helitrox class at the same time/location.
Support and service from Dive Rite has been top shelf (we purchased a third used unit and had Dive Rite service it). They answer questions right away and give us detailed replies.
My thanks again to those here on SB who steered me away from the Prism.
No interest in cave diving...pfft, I feel like most people say that, then somehow find themselves at the back of a cave in a year or two... Why I bet you used to have no interest in rebreathers as well lol