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VR and Hollis Team Up With Explorer Recreational Rebreather!

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by 57Writer, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. 57Writer

    57Writer Professional Photographer

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    I received the official word from Kevin Gurr: VR technology and Hollis will unveil a joint project at DEMA:

    The Explorer sport rebreather will make its début at DEMA on November 2, 2011 at the Hollis Booth # 1747 and boasts technology never before seen on any underwater apparatus.

    The unit is neither a fully closed circuit rebreather nor a pure semi-closed system, but an intelligent hybrid that utilizes the best of both worlds. It’s compact, lightweight and extremely easy to use. The Explorer is unique in using a single gas; Nitrox, and is electronically controlled to achieve an optimal balance of PPO2 and dive time. Plug and Play absorbent cartridges, easy guided setup with “go or no go” mechanism that insures a cartridge is fitted, CO2 tracking, and 2 hour design duration make this a dream for any recreational diver. The Explorer diver will benefit from breathing warm gas, have lots of bottom time, and since it does not produce any invasive bubbles, see more sea life than ever before. Yes, this ESCR (Electronic Semi-Closed Rebreather) is designed to meet the PADI Type R requirement.

    The Explorer is diveable right "out of the box!"

    More details at Rebreather Pro

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  2. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Standard new RB questions:

    How much?

    When will it ship?

    How does it monitor CO2?


    I'm sure the details of delivery dates and price will be revealed at DEMA but maybe we can get some hints about the technology and approach behind the CO2 monitoring.
     
  3. 57Writer

    57Writer Professional Photographer

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    We won't know much more until DEMA. We'll shoot some video and try to interview Kevin Gurr.
     
  4. MatthewAddison

    MatthewAddison Angel Fish

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    Design point is $5500.00. They are trying to bring it to market for under $5,000.00

    April - May 2012

    Same CO2 monitor as sentinel. Inhale side, CO2 breakthrough only.
     
  5. NJDiverMark

    NJDiverMark Manta Ray

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    any updates on this?
     
  6. MatthewAddison

    MatthewAddison Angel Fish

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    Nothing new. It is in tooling right now from what I understand.
     

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