Submersible Systems Spare Air Pack 300PKYEL 043030

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Rating: Submersible Systems Spare Air Pack Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Dale B.
Its very easy to assemble and disassemble. Ive flown to Florida keys as well as Aruba with it now and have had no issues with security. I did buy the travel bag that goes with it and packed it all in my checked gear. Well worth the peace of mind you get by having it on you.

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Rating: easy and dependable, and versitile
Reviewer: Thomas B.  -  View all my reviews
Now, please understand that I have yet to use this unit for an underwater emergency, but...I did use it while fogging our horse barn with a commercial fogger. Its well made, solid, easy to use, and I had a great clean air source while enveloped in a cloud of insecticide! Easy to fill, and smooth breathing. I do carry it when using my hookah as well as SCUBA. Would recommend!

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Peace of mind means more dive enjoyment!
Reviewer: James Benners  -  View all my reviews
As new divers, just started studying for open water certification (only did up to first pool dive training thus far), my wife and I decided it would be fun to take our first actual scuba dives with a PADI Discover Scuba excursion in Nassau Bahamas during our last cruise a few weeks ago. Studying my iTouch PADI OWC course, I learned "I am responsible for my own safety" and "there are many dangers in diving but they are manageable risks". Also having twice read the book Diver Down which discusses real life stories of experienced divers who in most cases didnt survive their last dive and how to learn from their divers errors, I decided it would be smart to not rely completely on a buddy breath in an emergency and to have a personal bailout plan as a little added "insurance". Do you remember there are 23 different equipment fail scenarios in which a scuba diver can suddenly have a catastrophic air loss at depth and need backup air to surface? Can you completely trust that your dive buddy will always be close enough to help you in a sudden emergency or may they be distracted enjoying their dive or too far away from you to offer immediate assistance as you struggle to get their attention? Times ticking.... and you cant hold that last breath waiting for your buddy. Can you completely trust your life to rented equipment that you arent 100% certain is maintained properly? I noticed a few different air leaks from the rental equipment (one diver had a tank valve leaking a small stream of bubbles, another had air leaks at a regulator hose connection, and a third diver had some air leaking from a BCD low pressure hose connection). I personally wasnt given enough weights to properly balance my buoyancy (they ran out of weights, it was a very busy dive day). My lower half body kept floating up higher than my upper body. Awkward swimming experience but another lesson to buy my own gear! However, I still felt a peace of mind knowing if my wife or I suddenly lost air at 40 feet, we had a back up to get to the surface that didnt depend on anyone but ourselves - our Spare Air! Even though we witnessed some questionable equipment flaws that needed attention, we still had an awesome and enjoyable experience! We even saw a large Black Tip Reef Shark swimming only 15 away as soon as we arrived at bottom on the reef! What an awesome first dive experience we would have missed out on if we had turned the dive early seeing all those air leaks underwater or if we had not dived at all worrying about our equipment failing! We didnt use our Spare Air on this dive but the peace of mind it gave us strapped to our BCDs in easy reach helped us to have a much more enjoyable experience and I will never scuba dive without it!!! I feel good depending on myself in a personal emergency instead of leaving it up to someone else. Spare Air is the greatest parachute a diver can carry in addition to his dive knife!!! I am not in any way affiliated with a Spare Air company or Scuba.com but Im definitely a customer and promoter of this awesome product!!!

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Submersible Systems Spare Air Pack Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Joseph Dovala
Wanted a small redundant air source for solo drift diving from 60ft depth and up. This 1.7cuft fits the bill perfectly. Small enough to fit in a wetsuit/drysuit pocket. Extremely quick deployment. Tested at 35ft and it gave me 16 full breaths. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it should come standard with an actual psi gauge. Otherwise, a very nice peace of safety gear AS LONG AS YOU USE IT WITHIN ITS CAPABILITIES.

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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Rating: 绝对值得拥有!! (definitely worth having! !)
Reviewer: XIAOGANG Y.  -  View all my reviews
对于一年只能外出潜水一两次,一共不超�潜,没有自己的装备只好租来用的人来说,这个备用气源绝对是值得拥有的。对心理的安抚作用绝对一流,至少让我更多了一重保障。

translation of review: for the year can only go diving once or twice, not exceeding a total potential, do not own the equipment had rented with the people, the alternate air source is definitely worth having. pacifying effect on the psychological absolutely first class, at least let me more of a heavy security.

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53 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good one "Spare ing" a few points
Reviewer: Radhakrishna J.  -  View all my reviews
Good .... Concept, size, price & color OK .... mounting provisions are a it flimsy. I tried the right shoulder mount but that seems to intefear with my right dump valve & also my reg hose. Will try the back- upside down on tank the next time. Bad ..... the fiilling adaptor platics seem very flimsy & it leaked a lot when filling from my tank .... please keep spare O rings - you will need it. Overall a good value .... gave me aprox 30 breaths at 10 mts.

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74 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

Rating: spare air 1.7cu
Reviewer: KHAIRUL FAHMY PAIMIN  -  View all my reviews
Tested at 20m deep and it performed well. Manage to get 16 breath, enough to get to a buddy or surface. This item is psychological - you will feel better knowing its there. once mounted at the bcd, You need to put some Weight on the other side to trim yourself.

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62 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

Rating: How much does your life cost?
Reviewer: Sergey S.
When i bought Spare Air i was thinking only about safer diving - its true, not only safe but also easy and confident. But moreover if you (like me) live on a high appartment building - its your second chance in case of a fire rescue, especially of you feel a superhero inside, you can try to save not only your life, but the life of your neighbor. So recently i bought two more for my relatives at the 25th floor, just in case, that also made them to try diving (yeeha!).

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26 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Well put together for "basic" shallow water recovery
Reviewer: Terry Harrison  -  View all my reviews
I think the idea is sound and I wanted a small backup for my wife and I during shore diving in Bonaire. If I was more than just a "holiday" diver, I would go the larger pony bottle system.

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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Spare Air Pack 3.0
Reviewer: mateusz kwiatkowski
If You value Your life that is a must have. Small enough to make it presence almost unnoticeable but big enough to give you 50 solid breaths. Comes with everything that is needed to use it and refill it. And what i like the most is that you fill it straight from your main tank, and the whole assembly, disassembly and filling take less than a minute (im using high pressure tank).

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42 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Submersible Systems Spare Air Pack:


  • badrul:

    what the manufacturer of your spare air I did found on simplyscuba.com the same spare air but with the price of GBP 400 n the spare air is written in blue instead of black (your store color) what the differences

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Our pricing is always at the lowest prices the manufacturers allow for an authorized dealer. If you find it less expensive at any North American scuba retailer, let us know and we'll match or even beat the price! You can see more about our 150% price match policy at: http://www.scuba.com/happycustomers.asp

  • MZ:

    Just wish to confirm if this kit includes all standard accessories (Covered Holster, Leash, and Refill Adapter).

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, yes it comes with the case, leash, and fill adaptor so you can fill it off a yoke style tank. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Michael:

    Does It come with necessary mounting hardware?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, it comes with the fill adaptor and the holster Which has a few attachment points.

  • Katie:

    I am thinking about getting a Spare Air, Im currently not diving with Nitrox but the is a possibility that I will be in the future......is it possible to get a Nitrox Spare Air and fill it with regular air then if I decide to dive Nitrox it will be ready?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    .

  • badrul:

    I hv question about differences between spare air 3.0 n 3.0 nitrox? is it worth money if I buy it when used underwater is it work properly

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The only difference is the Spare Air 3.0 Nitrox is cleaned for use with enriched air. Using enriched air with a device not serviced and approved for it can be dangerous.

  • komster:

    is it possible to use this product as a main source of air in a pool?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    yes.

  • peter:

    can you use spare air for snorkeling. say you wanted to stay down 15 min or so in 10-20 feet

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Peter, if you are looking for something that would last that long and with any set-up you go with that will let you breath underwater you would need to be scuba certified to get the unit in questioned fill at any dive shop that fill tanks. But to answer your questions you would need to go with a larger tank if you are looking to breath underwater for more than 3 min.

  • philipp:

    What is all include out of the tank and the reg

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This has everything you need to fill (from a scuba tank) and use the Spare Air.

  • James:

    Can I use my Hookah system to fill this

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hi James, No you can''t. Hookah compressors, don''t pump up to 3000 psi.

  • Karel:

    Hi, is the 170 version that you sell the latest Spare Air model, with the Universal Refill Adapter that can attach to the first stage of my regulator instead of the scuba tank? Cheers

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    All products offered on our site and in our store will be the most current model offered by the manufacturers unless otherwise listed on the site.

  • GIORGOS:

    Hello, I plan to deliver the spare air (plus the travel pack) to a friend in US and he will bring it up in Greece. I need to know if possible: 1. could he curry the product in the airplane as it will be delivered or he should dis-assembled first? 2. should it be in a suitcase or a hand luggage? 3. what is its weight? Thank you very much

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You can place the order on the website. Using Amazon Checkout is the easiest way to process international orders. The shipping charge will be listed when you proceed to checkout and prior to submitting the order. The weight is about 4 lbs. and can be taken on airlines completely disassembled.

  • Véronique:

    Hi, Can you deliver in France (through Amazon, I am a customers amazon)? and whether there are the extra duty and VAT on the tariff that you put on the invoice. Thank you very much Véro

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Véronique, since this would be an international order you would need to add all of the items you would like to buy. Once those items are in your cart you are going to hit the checkout button using Amazon checkout. That will walk you step by step how to checkout using your Amazon account. “Be advised these costs do not reflect any additional Duty or Tax imposed by your country due to importation of the equipment. Any extra fees over those displayed are the responsibility of the customer

  • Pierre:

    I am a Padi certified diver who is looking for a small system to keep on my boat to do short underwater inspections, cleanings and changes of zincs on prop shafts. Work depth would be between 2 to 10 feet, for about 5 - 10 minutes at a time. But I do not want to bring all my equipment out on the boat each time. Will the spare air system work for this purpose? Note- I will need to have both hands free to do the work, so how do I secure it?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    That''s not a purpose the Spare Air would be suitable for. For alternate ideas, please contact our instructors at info@scuba.com

  • Ken:

    Can the unit be safely refilled from an HP100?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    It can be safely refilled on any cylinder.

  • Thomas:

    Are the 1.7 CF unit and the 3.0 CF unit the same size? They appear to be separate products. Thanks

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    As each bottle is a different volume they are also different sizes. The 1.7cu ft. tank is smaller.

  • Dennis:

    I am working on getting my Nitrox certification can I use the Nitrox tank with regular air until I get my certification done?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Dennis, you would need to get the Nitrox version of this if you plan to use anything over 21% O2 in this unit.

  • Mark:

    I live on the water. Been a certified diver since 1983. I now freedive spearfish 50-60 but intend to take the PFI course so I can go 100. My wife too. Getting to be little room for error. Can we strap these to our forearm. Wed only use them in an emergency situation. How many breaths at about a 100. (we"d probably only need 1 or 2). Is this an acceptable application?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Mark, you would be looking at around 56 breaths at the surface. Yes this would work for you. Since you are at depth and free diving if you are breathing with this you will have to exhale on the way up. If you breath off of this and hold your breath on the way up you could run into issues.

  • Priscilla:

    This might sound like a stupid question to all you scuba divers... I have never been scuba diving, Im just looking for an air tank to take on a cruise with me (the movie Titanic where the water rushes into the rooms instilled a deep fear of drowning on a boat). My question is: does it actually come with 57 breaths of air already in it? If not, where would a non-scuba diver get it filled? Thank you!

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    It fills off of a divers scuba tank. It comes with it''s own refill adapter. You''d need to have a scuba certification card in order to fill it.

  • Gary:

    Would a spare air system be used as a back-up for an octo, or in place of one?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, a spare air system is to be used for an out of air situation.

  • Joshua:

    I am not a scuba diver, however I have a swimming pool which goes to a depth of 10 feet in the deep end. A couple of years ago I had a hole in the liner which I found eventually by holding my breath, diving and searching but it would have been much easier with an air supply. I dont want to invest in a full scuba setup but would something like this work for this purpose? Also, how do these get re-filled? Thanks.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Joshua, yes this would give you a little of a bottom time to do what you are trying to do. However you need to be a certified diver to use this. We would not ship this to you full. You would need to fill it off a scuba tank or take it to your local dive shop and they can fill it for you but you would need to be a certified diver for that to happen.

  • Jack:

    Hello, is this tank reffillable? And if so, how long would it take to refill?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    yes it is. you fill it off of another larger tank and it only takes a minute to fill.

  • yunfeng:

    I saw 1.7cf and 3.0 cf is the same price?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    correct

The Spare Air Revealed

SPARE AIR is the smallest redundant SCUBA system available with enough air to get you to the surface in an out-of-air emergency. The patented SPARE AIR should be a standard piece of SCUBA diving equipment for the safety minded diver. Explore the wealth of information about our product and diving in general. Our goal is to convince you to save your own life in an out-of-air emergency.

The Spare Air Regulator

Regulator Body - Our simple rugged design utilizes the same time proven technology found in typical regulators used by SCUBA Divers around the world. Our always-on, breathe on demand, balanced single stage regulator is easy to maintain and service.

Pressure Indicator - The standard indicator is easy to read by the White Indicator Pin rising up when the Spare Air has filled to 3000psi. A Dial Gauge Pressure Indicator is available as an optional accessory.

Purge Button - Clears the regulator and empties the Air Tank.

Mouthpiece - Standard regulator mouthpiece carried by SCUBA Diving Shops everywhere and is the same model used on most regulators.

Check Valve - Remove the cover and attach the yoke style Refill Adapter (included with every Spare Air, patent pending). Attach the other end to a filled SCUBA tank and in 30-60 seconds, your Spare Air is full.

3000 PSI Aluminum Tank - This SCUBA tank is manufactured just like standard SCUBA tanks, with the same safety features. The cylinder should be inspected annually and hydrostatically tested once every 5 years.

Comes With:

overed Holster (P/N 973)

Are you wondering where to mount Spare Air? The answer is simple... ANYWHERE!

In just seconds, you can mount Spare Air anywhere you have 2 mounting points so that your Spare Air is close at hand - yet out of the way. The Covered Holster makes mounting Spare Air quick and easy.

Part #973 fits 3.0 cu.ft. unit
Part #972 fits 2.7 cu.ft. unit
Part #971 fits 1.7 cu.ft. unit

Refill Adapter (patented, P/N 910S)

One of the best features of Spare Air is that you can simply and easily refill it yourself - allowing you to be in control of your own safety!

Spare Air is easily refilled from your own SCUBA tank in about 1 minute.
Simply attach the adapter that is included in every Spare Air package to your own SCUBA tank.
There is no need to make a separate trip to the dive store to get Spare Air refilled.

Safety Leash (P/N 962)

Protect your investment.

The Spare Air safety leash prevents accidental loss and allows for quick retrieval if you drop your Spare Air. Quickly attaches or detaches for added safety.

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Spare Air

Billed as the smallest, most compact redundant emergency air system available today, the Spare Air has been giving divers that added little bit of comfort and protection for over 30 years!

The Spare Air is a versatile system combining a common demand style regulator with a small aluminum cylinder that allows the divers that extra air needed to handle an unexpected out of air situation during a dive. The small bottle comes in either 1.7 cubic foot or the more popular 3.0 cubic feet and is easily and securely attached to the diver’s equipment with Deluxe Holster and Safety Leash included in the kit. Offering approximately 57 average breaths at the surface, the 3.0 cubic foot version is enough air to safely ascend from 30 meters. Its best use comes from being a small handy unit that is perfect for allowing the diver to solve an out of air or air interrupting situation underwater without having to make an emergency ascent. It can be passed off to a diver in distress to help them get a few breaths of air while they calm down and assess a situation or can allow the owner the air it takes to get to their buddy safely and comfortably for help.

The Spare Air is always ready for use and is easily refilled by using the Yoke Refill Adapter right off the divers own tank! Simply unscrew the protective cap and install the yoke adapter. It’s as easy as that!

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