Submersible Systems began manufacturing the Spare Air in 1979, and still leads the industry in back-up emergency air solutions for a number of industries. Submersible Systems Spare Air devices, gauges, and accessories are tested in the most rigorous conditions, and are designed to work no matter what. Always dive safe with Submersible Systems. See more
For 30 years, Submersible Systems has been manufacturing, assembling, and selling life-saving breathing systems worldwide from our factory in Huntington Beach (Orange County), California. Now, SSI is making all those years of expertise available to you. Submersible Systems is proud to display the Made in the USA symbol on our products.
Submersible Systems specializes in spare air solutions, manufacturing the best selling emergency breathing system in the world. Coming in normal and nitrox models, large and small sizes, and even models with military and aviation applications, Submersible Systems has a piece of equipment for all needs. They even design holsters, vests, and pouches to keep your spare bottles safe and in reach.
Larry Williamson was just a scuba diver on his first night dive when tragedy struck. Out of air at 140', with no back-up air system, and his buddy was too far away. He panicked for a moment and began racing to the surface. His last thought was "If I only had one more breath of air". He blacked out near the surface. Luckily the dive boat plucked him out of the water just in time...
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“This Spare Air system saved my life. I have logged over 9000 dives, and I never experienced a complete failure of my gauge system before. The Spare Air system gave me enough air to swim over to my buddy and locate, secure, and breathe from his alternate air source second stage. I hope that I never again have another complete failure of my life support system while diving, but it’s good to know that my Spare Air unit is always there for me when I need it!”
-Ernie Miller, Baton Rough, LA
“This is to inform you that your SPARE AIR has saved another one. At 12 ft. I probably could have surfaced without any breathing air but the possession of an emergency backup kept me from panic. The bottom line is that I got my investment back in a few precarious minutes. So many thanks to you and your company."
-Capt. Bruce Besser, PADI Master Instructor, Beach Divers Hawaii
Redundant air systems should be mandatory to ensure that prudent self-governance continues to prevent cookie-cutter regulatory requirements There are two types of people in this world: those with a backup plan, and those who hope for the best and are willing to bet their lives on it. I’m grateful for the chance to have life-support equipment that can take me down a couple of atmospheres in the ocean to Should Redundant Air Systems Be Mandatory? BARRY BROWN Who would choose cookie-cutter regulatory requirements that are legally enforced upon all, regardless of the diving situation, in favor of the freedom to choose the alternate-air system that is correct for a diver’s specific dive profile? Your partners in diving — your instructor, divemaster, boat captain, resort operator or dive shop — should be your go-to people in helping you find the correct alternate air system for your situation. If the scuba world experiences preventable deaths due to omissions of this essential redundancy, then we will find out-of-touch governmental agencies mandating what is required of us. The value of self-reliance cannot be overemphasized in the pursuit of adventure — or life.
— By Melinda Herndon
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