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New Poseidon Rebreather Revealed

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Jill Heinerth, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here are some of the first official photos of the Poseidon MK6 rebreather. My friend Dr. Bill Stone sent these to me yesterday, excited that the first units were on their way from Sweden. --Jill Heinerth

    Here are a few of the first pics:
     

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  2. scubafanatic

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    ...Thanks for sharing the photos/info ! ...it looks really neat !

    Karl
     
  3. metaldector

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    So is this a Cis-Lunar marketed through Poseidon? I saw the Cis-Lunar logo on one of the counterlungs, and since Dr. Bill Stone owns Cis-Lunar I'm making the assumption that the research and development is pure Bill Stone. If you know please tell. Thanks.
     
  4. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, Metaldetector, your assumption is correct. Bill Stone Cis-Lunar engineered/Poseidon distribution and marketing.
     
  5. kwinter

    kwinter Rebreather Pilot

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    Hi Jill -

    Pardon my ignorance, but I have a problem with the position of the tanks and valves. The photos clearly show the tanks positioned with valves up, and the tank valves themselves have the shutoffs on top. It seems to me this would be a more difficult position to reach for valve control in an emergency.

    Am I missing something?

    Ken
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Having valves at the top of the rig wouldn't be a bad thing. A lot of breathers tend to be bottom heavy. Having some offset weight at the top of the kit might be nice. The valves shown on the pics might be a little hard to turn though. However, that's easily fixed with some different types of valves.

    Any pictures of the unit complete on a diver with BC and bailout?
     
  7. caveseeker7

    caveseeker7 Rebreather Pilot

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    Thanks for the pics, Jill.

    Has there been any word on changes from the prototypes shown at various dive shows,
    and progress regarding production and sales of the units?
     
  8. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As I understand Bill, the first are shipping from Sweden right now and I believe there were manufacturing changes since the DEMA demo rig of a year ago. Nothing substantial has changed in design though.
     
  9. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Re: Valves
    I would agree on the trim issue and simplicity of design for robust use by a recreational diver (sitting on boats). I think the key thing to remember about the rig is its PURE recreational use. If a problem occurs, the diver is instructed to head for the surface. Turning valves off isn't important when all you need to do is get up. Users of this rig won't do deco or even carry bailout gas.
     
  10. Scuba Cowboy

    Scuba Cowboy Dive Charter

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    No Bailout Gas? Not to sure about that one. There seems to be a lot of scary things I've heard about this rebreather, and that is one of them. Someone's gunna have to prove that this is not trouble in the making.
     

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