Another Hall of Fame RebreatherPro.com post:
I often get asked to recommend a particular brand of rebreather to an individual. My first response is… “it depends.” We are fortunate to finally have several great choices available in the marketplace.
Ask yourself the following questions to narrow the field:
What are your diving goals?
What is your budget?
Will you need support for service and parts?
Is there adequate/local training available?
Do you want modular design?
Investigate size, weight and configuration of rig, back-up requirements & buoyancy specs.
Are these important to you?…
Work of breathing
Stability of oxygen control
Computer algorithm / built in deco?
Independent testing (CE rating)
Transport / importability
Things we forget:
Is this unit neutral - how much lead do I need?
How much redundancy will I need to be safe?
Will the manufacturer be here next year?
How far must I go for service? Can I ship?
Will I be able to travel with this unit?
Is it within airline size and weight restrictions?
I'm going to keep this post permanently linked in the sidebar
If you'd like some help selecting a rebreather--contact me at the email link.
-- Jill Heinerth