Rating: Mission 3 Gauges
Reviewer: Martial G., - View all my reviews
When I initially took the guages out of the box I thought the dials where a little small but once in the water no problems. I dive in fresh water lakes and they tend to be darker and have very loose bottoms. The Mares Mission 3 gauges where very easy to read even in these conditions and being compact they tend to not get in the way. Also this is a great features when packing them in your gear bag. Great job Mares. I would recommend these guages any day of the week.
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Rating: great console for the beginner
Reviewer: Jack F.,
I purchased this for my son as part of his dive kit. He has used it on a few dives now and likes the ease of reading the dials, the glow in the dark features, and the hook points for his retractable cables. Great product for those that are starting to put together their dive kit on a budget.
Analog console with pressure gauges, completed by a compact dedicated compass. Optimally angled shock resistant case for easy reading of gauges and compass at the same time. Option to later change the analog depth gauge with Puck computer capsule.
Instruments: submersible pressure gauge depth gauge compass. Boot: shock-resistant elastomer. Hose: 7/16” UNF length 90 cm. Dimensions: 250 x 72 x 44 mm. Weight: 460 g
The submersible pressure gauge is a safety device for monitoring residual air pressure in the tank, designed to be used as part of a SCUBA set (open-circuit, self-contained underwater breathing apparatus). The pressure gauge must be assembled on the regulator first stage by means of the high pressure hose connected to the gauge. The pressure gauge can be used at temperatures below 10°C.
1) Locate the high pressure ports on the regulator first stage (refer to the instruction manual of the regulator; the high pressure ports on the first stage may be marked with the letters “HP” or with the maximum pressure rating) and, following the instructions, remove the plug from the chosen port. 2 ) Remove the thread protection cap before connecting the hose to the regulator first stage. 3) Screw the hose fully into the high pressure port of the regulator first stage. Tighten firmly but carefully, using a 14-mm hex • wrench; if you have a dynamometric wrench available, apply a closing force of 8 N/m. The pressure gauge is ready for use.
Before using, the user must carefully ensure that the pressure gauge is compatible with the maximum working nominal pressure values of the regulators on which the device will be mounted. The nominal working pressure for the pressure gauge is shown on the back of the case.
After assembling the SCUBA set, slowly open the tank control valve to avoid the “water hammer” effect resulting from the high pressure entering the hose. Never look directly at the instrument dial when opening the tank valve.
In models designed for use with Nitrox, always open the valve(s) on the tank(s) very slowly to reduce the risk of the mixture combusting. Once the tank valve is open and the system is pressurized, reclose the valve and make sure there are no leaks, checking that the pressure indicated by the needle on the pressure gauge is stable and does not drop. If a drop in pressure is detected, do not dive and double check the entire system.
During the dive, remember to check the residual air pressure frequently. The pressure gauge features a reserve supply indicator (area between 50 and 0 bar marked in red), designed to tell the diver when the tanks are nearly empty. If the gauge pointer reaches the low-air sector during the dive, it is necessary to start the ascent. The pressure gauge is equipped with a hose long enough to avoid hindering the diver during use. It is in any case recommended to secure the instrument using the special fasteners provided on the harness or BC. Protect the instrument from knocks. The pressure gauge must only be used with CE-marked SCUBA components.