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Scubapro Does it Again - 135 Divers Breathing on One MK25 First Stage Regulator
RECORD: We’ve done it again! 135 divers simultaneously breathing on one MK25 first stage regulator.
SCUBAPRO made diving history on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Together with our Record Dive Team in Korea, we set the New World Record for the number of divers breathing simultaneously from one first stage regulator! The previous SCUBAPRO record was held in France 10 years ago with 100 divers breathing from one SCUBAPRO MK25.
This successful New World Record is even more meaningful as it was achieved during the celebration of our 50thAnniversary. The success of the dive reinforces the SCUBAPRO MK25 first stage regulator as the ultimate in reliability and the easiest breathing regulator available, even under extreme conditions. A standard, out-of-box SCUBAPRO MK25 first stage was used for the record dive. The 135 participants included local Korean divers, a few overseas divers, three disabled divers and seven junior divers.
Congratulations to all of the record dive participants who made history with this exciting event. The record dive was only possible thanks to the tremendous support of our SCUBAPRO distributor in Korea, Marine Bank, along with representatives from the Korean Dive Industry and major Korean dive training agencies and event sponsors G-Scuba, Seaman and KDEC (Korea Diving Educational Council). Thank you also to all the photographers and videographers from the major dive magazines, and our official photographer, Woon-Yeol Baek and official time keeper, Jae-Hoon You from the law firm of Guhwa and Associates.
How did we do it? 135 SCUBAPRO R-series second stages were rigged up through an elaborate hose and manifold system and connected to the turret of a single SCUBAPRO MK25 first stage. The entire regulator system was fed by six 45L-storage cylinders and two twin 11L cylinders. Approximately 65,000 litres of air were available to supply the divers, for two attempts at the new record. The first dive was organised in order to break the former SCUBAPRO record by an increase of 25 divers, for a new record of 125 divers breathing continuously from one MK25 first stage for a period of five minutes. The 125 diver record was easily achieved, so it was decided to attempt an additional record by adding ten more divers and second stage regulators to the supply network and attempting an even higher target of 135 divers breathing from one first stage.
On the second attempt we supplied the 135 divers with air for over 10 minutes from the one SCUBAPRO MK25 first stage. This is truly a fantastic result, proving once again that the MK25 first stage from SCUBAPRO is the most advanced air delivery system available in the world today.
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL - IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses MARCH 20, 2012
XS Scuba, Inc., in cooperation with Miflex 2 s.r.l., is voluntarily recalling Miflex high pressure hoses that were sold in North America at dive shops from May 2009 through March 2012. Primarily, these hoses were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses, as cascade hoses, and in the following kits: (1) Deluxe Cylinder Equalizer w/ Miflex HP hose (P/N AC366); (2)Miflex Two-Gauge Console (HL300/HL300M); and (3) Miflex Rebreather Kits.
Miflex High Pressure Hoses can be identified by:
1. A black nylon outer braiding cover on the hose
2. A hose diameter of approximately %," (6 mm)
3. Manufacturing stamping on the female fitting "MFX"
There have been reports of some failures of these hoses under certain conditions, resulting in the loss of breathing gas. For your safety, please contact XS Scuba immediately at 888 249-5404 during normal business hours or go to www.xsscuba.com to confirm that you have one of the recalled hoses and to arrange to receive a free replacement.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FOR MARES DRY SUIT USERS April 21,2009
Recall of specific part affects many different Dry Suit models.
WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT SITECH (The manufacturer of) DRY SUIT INFLATION HOSES SUPPLIED TO MOBBY’s, THE PRODUCER OF MARES DRYSUITS ANNOUNCED A RECALL ON THEIR LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSES. THESE HOSES ARE SUBJECT TO A RECALL FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PLASTIC FLOW RESTRICTING INSERT!
All end consumers/owners must send the inflator hose back to the Mares Dealer where the suit was purchased or to the MARES US SERVICE CENTER so that the insert can be removed at no charge.
We encourage everybody who is reading this SAFETY NOTICE, to notify all end users immediately so they can receive this information in a timely manner, as this is a safety concern.
The low pressure hose contains a flow restricting insert, which can be of black, blue or green color. Reports of an indicated malfunction of the flow restricting insert in the hose for the suit have been submitted to SITECH. The insert may malfunction by dislodgement from the connection valve, potentially causing an obstruction of the air flow.
THEREFORE FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND TO AVOID POSSIBLE DANGEROUS ACCIDENTS:
STOP ANYONE FROM DIVING WITH A HOSE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL (OR WITH A DRY SUIT OR ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT HAS BEEN CONNECTED TO SUCH A HOSE) UNTIL THE INSERT HAS BEEN REMOVED.
The Mares products involved in this recall, were sold from 2006 thru 2009, using the SITECH LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSE, are the following:
- 412012 DRY SUIT POLARFIT TLM
- 412014 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5 LX UNI
- 412015 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5 NP UNI
- 412016 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 LATEX MEN
- 412017 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 LATEX WOMEN
- 412018 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 NEOPRENE MEN
- 412019 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 NEOPRENE WOMEN
- 412010 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5
- 412011 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0
- 480094 DRYFIT 3.5 LX MAN W / RADIAL BOOTS
- 480095 DRYFIT 3.5 LX LADY W / RADIAL BOOTS
- 480096 ICEFIT 4.0 LX MAN
- 480097 ICEFIT 4.0 LX LADY
- 480098 POLARFIT TLM LX MAN
- 42150060 HOSE W/WING PULLER
ANY CONSUMER WHO HAS PURCHASED ONE OF THE ABOVE MARES DRYSUITS SHOULD IMMEDIATLY CONTACT THE DIVE SHOP FROM WHICH THE SUIT WAS PURCHASED OR MARES US OFFICES. ALL AIR FLOW RESTRICTION INSERTS, REGARDLESS OF COLOR, MUST BE REMOVED FROM SITECH LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSES.
Rejected as of 2010
Warship Sinks in the St. Lawrence
OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2007 - EOARA, the Eastern Ontario Artificial Reef Association, a non-profit group plans to sink a 372 foot decommissioned warship in South Eastern Ontario.
On Friday, December 7, 2007 at 7 pm at the Country Squire Resort in Gananoque, the press conference presented by EOARA will outline their project to create a new tourism attraction for scuba divers and the long range ecological benefits for marine life in the St. Lawrence River. The group's objectives for this artificial reef are to increase and improve Eastern Ontario's economic situation and tourism industry by attracting an additional 10,000 recreational scuba divers to the region in the first year following the sinking. These visitors will contribute an additional $8M in direct tourism revenues.
A recent project in Pensacola, Florida, the sinking of aircraft carrier, "Oriskany", has made headlines and the county reportedly made it's investment of $1M back in the first 3 days. The reefing of the warship will relieve pressure on historic wrecks in the region. The wooden wrecks have deteriorated at an alarming rate over the last 5 years due to increased diver traffic in the region. The new dive site will relocate a majority of the diving activity away from the historic wrecks and on to the steel wreck of the artificial reef.
Decommissioned warships are more complex in design and layout than any of the existing heritage shipwrecks in the region, offering far more niche opportunities for colonization of marine life. With the presence of environmental science programs at Queen's University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College, the 1000 Islands region could therefore become a center of excellence for the study of freshwater aquatic communities on the artificial reef.
The location of the artificial reef will divert diver traffic from popular sites that are currently in or near the St. Lawrence commercial shipping channel, reducing the chances of an accident. Over the past 2 years EOARA has met with numerous government agencies and municipalities to reach this stage in the project. There has been tremendous support from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, St. Lawrence Seaway Authority, Transport Canada Navigable Waters Protection, and neighbouring communities. The city of Brockville Economic Development Director, David Paul, "thanks for your presentation to city council, there is tremendous support and enthusiasm for your artificial reef project."
Michael Ryan, EOARA December 4, 2007
Some important information about 6351 Aluminum tanks you need to know before you come to Dive Tech Training Centre.
Luxfer has some excellent info on cylinder inspection.
One incident with a Walter Kidde tank.
SCUBAPRO is conducting a voluntary recall of the X650 second stage regulator. A manufacturing error could cause the main housing of some regulators to change shape over time, and the cover and diaphragm to become dislodged. If this occurs, air flow will be interrupted and the regulator will no longer function.
Only X650 second stage regulators purchased from authorized Scubapro dealers
from November 2004 through May 2006, are affected by this recall. You can
determine if you have one of these units by looking for a visible raised
bump located on the right side of the regulator between the letter “C”
and where the mouthpiece attaches to the regulator body.
At Scubapro, safety comes first and we ask that you stop using the X650 second stage regulator immediately.
SCUBAPRO will replace your X650 regulator with a new one within thirty (30) days or sooner if your regulator is found to be one of those affected by this recall . In order to obtain a replacement, contact Dive Tech by email or phone. Once we have received your regulator, we will begin processing your replacement order.
Important Safety Notice to divers and dive industry regarding Apeks Regulators
22 May 2007
To all Apeks Customers:
There may be a potential problem with the yoke clamp screw on any yoke clamp type regulator with the serial number starting from 7010001 – 7053528. All Apeks dealers have been made aware of this issue.
Please return your Apeks regulator or just the yoke clamp screw to your nearest Apeks dealer for inspection. If you need assistance finding your nearest Apeks authorized dealer, please use the dealer locator found at www.aqualung.com. Do not dive with the regulator until it has been inspected.
Apeks apologizes for any inconvenience this recall might cause. We are dedicated to making the world's best diving products and to ensuring diver safety at all costs. This solution is the only reasonable course of action.
Please contact the Technical Department at Aqua Lung America at 877-253-DIVE (3483) if you need any assistance or have any further query.