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Diving an ABS

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Budprop, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Budprop

    Budprop DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oahu
    I picked up a almost mint U.S. DIVERS ABS triple 30 system and the accompanying "Cousteau" BCD back in 1998 at a sports swap in Juneau, AK. I think the we're asking 125 and I ended up paying 120 with the hydro/vip included. I ended up draining them down to 600psi and hauling them from AK to WA, then to AZ, to CA, and finally here I am in HI 18 years later. Had them Hydro'd, VIP'd and filled and took them for a dive at Electric Beach while my son worked on his open water cert. I have to say I absolutely love this system. The BCD is simple, no frills, but works as intended. The trim and streamlining is amazing. Best part is it is like it's all brand new. 20160703_144633.jpg 20160703_144724.jpg 20160703_144905.jpg
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  2. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon
    Wow, what a find! Congratulations, this system is pretty unique.

    I have a U.S. Divers Company UDS-1, but have trouble getting it hydroed. Your system is great-looking, and should give you years of enjoyment.

  3. Diverdon

    Diverdon Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Marquette,MI
    This looks like one I saw on Craigslist. Are you selling it now? I have two of these and do not need another, just wondering if this was the same one for sale, also in HI. The paintjob is unique so I suspect its the same one.
  4. Budprop

    Budprop DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oahu
    Yes, unfortunately I am selling it. I don't dive on it like I should and would rather it be in the hands of someone who would appreciate it.

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