Posted by Joe R on September 06, 2001 at 22:03:15:
In Reply to: Re: GLnSD-Stated Halcyon rebreather is junk posted by MHK on September 06, 2001 at 16:49:00:
from the data I have seen of all the deaths (20 something ish), all but 2
can be pretty much pointed to the diver and not the eqpt whether it be
inadequate training, diver error or health..
With proper attention paid to your instruments barring complete loop failure (getting it cut or somehow totaly flooded)
Any abnormaility should be noticed and dealt with. I know divers
who have used the unit to in excess of 400ft safely.
Personally I wouldn't waste my money on an SCR,(you didn't see
a halcyon being used for the 3d mapping of Wakula did you) a CCR is the way to go.
I don't have a problem with the inspiration, its a sound design. Personally
I'm waiting for my Infinito 888 from Powerbreath in Milan, but at more than 3 times
the price its a different class of unit.
There are things that the inspiration lacks compared to the stated unit (none of which is essential), but
with more complexity means more things I will have to deal with.
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