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Late 1980's 1st and 2nd Stage Regs from Spiro

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Bryn Joynes, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Bryn Joynes

    Bryn Joynes Angel Fish

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    Need some help possibly identifying this regulator 1st and 2nd, and where to get possible service.

    Thanks for any help

    Bryn

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  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    1st gen spiro supra XL from 1987. not quite old enough to be really vintage, but old enough official support has been dropped by aqualung. it looks like it shares kits with the us divers cousteau, so you can get those from vdh

    https://www.spiro-vintage.com/reg-anglais
     
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  3. Bryn Joynes

    Bryn Joynes Angel Fish

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    @runsongas Thanks for the reply. Yes about the vintage, not sure where vintage starts, but from some of the LDS's blank stares you would think It was older than it is....Will look into the kits.

    Love the description the website you linked to had, "very rare", "Only a few thousand made"..
     
  4. Bryn Joynes

    Bryn Joynes Angel Fish

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  5. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Those are high quality regulators you have there in very nice condition. Nice score!
    US Divers was a spinoff of the that company back in the 1950's. Basically a USA version the French company.
     
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  6. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

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    I remember seeing people diving those regs back in 1990, in Spain, when I started diving. They were all the rage :) I like the old Spirotechnique's logo better than the nowadays Aqualung's one btw :p
     
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  7. cdncbr600rr

    cdncbr600rr Angel Fish

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    Hey Bryn,

    I have the exact same set with the same gauges. I bought mine from Cyprus Scuba in 1990. I was a 19 year old artillery gunner and was on a Cyprus posting, I was looking for a decent set of gear and the owner of the shop sold them to me. I still have them and use them quite often. I only serviced them once in 2005 when there were still lots of parts available. If I were to service them again, which may be necessary as they are now going on 14 years with the same parts, I would look to US divers/Aqualung. They may not actively support them, but they should still be able to get parts, as these were hugely popular back in the 90's and just about every dive store in the world sold a set either under Spirotechnique/US Divers or Aqualung. I compare them to the Scubapro R190 in terms of popularity.
     
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