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Poseidon Mk6 Rebreather questions

Discussion in 'Poseidon' started by lemon, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. lemon

    lemon Barracuda

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    I have a couple of questions for the manufacturer:

    1. Having tried the unit with multiple face masks I find it next to impossible to see the HUD as it is currently positioned. Is there a fix for this? Seems like an important issue.

    2. An earlier post mentions being able to purchase the unit online. I am currently enrolled in a certification course and I am renting a unit for the course. After I am certified, where online would I have the option to buy direct?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Jorgen Nilsson

    Jorgen Nilsson Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Dear lemon

    My name is Jörgen Nilsson and I'm the quality manager of Poseidon Diving Systems in Sweden.

    We are aware, that some divers, when using a mask wit a black "skirt", has a problem seeing the HUD. Unfortunatly, this is not something that we will be able to change quickly, as it's part of a rather complex chain of parts and functions.
    I have heard of some divers, that has placed a small mirror/prisma on the OC/CC switch, wich allows them to see the blinking alarm signal from the hud even when they use a black mask.

    I'm fully aware that this is not an optimal solution, but that's what's available untill we've found a more permanent solution.

    When it comes to buying it on-line, I think that your best bet to purchas a Discovery, is to talk to the Dive center where you do your training or to contact the local Poseidon distributor in the country where you live.

    Best regards

    Jörgen Nilsson
    Q
     
  3. teamoctopus

    teamoctopus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Hey Lemon,

    It would be great if other Poseidon MK6 owners would post thier experiences of the unit on Scubaboard.

    I have put around 50 hours on my MK6 and always use a Scubapro Scout mask with a black skirt and no problem seeing the HUD yet.

    Generally the whole MK6 experience has been absolutely awesome, having used an Inspiration vision I was sceptical but what a simple unit to use, switch it on, understand it and just dive.... can't be any easier. Always carry a bailout - 3 litres of gas on the Dil doesn't last long..

    It's well worth getting a self packer scrubber from TECME. You will save money and they are well designed and built.

    There have been a few issues, nothing serious but just little things that I am sure Poseidon will up date soon.

    The loop sleeves (thin black material) are coming apart - not a huge problem more cosmetic.

    The Scrubber housing needs alot of cleaning, I have seen the aftermath of a scrubber being left in there salty and wet for a week so make sure it's clean and dry after each dive - not mine!!

    The battery will not start the unit if just below 50%.... So keep the battery charged and in a learn cycle once a month. Otherwise you will get errors from Test 4 to 16 and it will drive you crazy.

    The counterlungs do tend to sit a little low, I have seen modifications to this on RBW and will probably do the same to mine. I am sure somebody will have a solution to this soon, back mounted lungs would be ideal.

    If you want a good solid reliable CCR then this is the one, hopefully soon they will release the Deco software for it.

    Hope the idea for the mask helps.

    I own a Dive shop in St.martin FWI and we are now Poesidon and CCR friendly, so if you want an awesome bubble free vacation, check us out.
    http://www.octopusdiving.com

    Teamoctopus
     
  4. lemon

    lemon Barracuda

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    I'm ordering my Mk6 soon and definitely appreciate the input. Really looking forward to diving the unit! Planning a trip to Socorros in January so hope to get up to speed on it with local dives by then!
     
  5. teamoctopus

    teamoctopus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Grand Case, St. Martin, French West Indies
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    Hey Lemon,

    Any advice or help you need please email me.

    One thing you will need that I am designing is a way to get rid of the cam bands around the GPU they are annoying and ugly, I will have the modification in a fe weeks and will also be selling it.

    In November 2010 I will be doing the IANTD CCR MOD1 Instructor Course on the unit so if you have any Friends that need training please let me know as we do a fully inclusive package for around $7000 - this includes Dive Rite EXP wing, Dive Rite Hogarthian harness, Aluminum Backplate, MK6 unit, flights, accomodation, certfication fee's, lime, gas and even 32% bail out rental.

    Price varies on spec so please let me know.

    Again if i can help with anything just let me know.

    Teamoctopus

    http://www.octopusdiving.com
     
  6. lemon

    lemon Barracuda

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    Hi Teamoctopus,

    Which EXP wing are using with your Mk6?

    Cheers,
    Lemon
     
  7. teamoctopus

    teamoctopus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Grand Case, St. Martin, French West Indies
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    Hey lemon,

    Sorry for the late reply - been very busy in St. Martin - Hurricanes suck!

    Anyway, the wing I use is the Dive Rite Voyager EXP with 40lbs of lift.

    This is perfect even with an 80 CUFT tank as a bail out, but I dive in 90 degree water with a 5mm suit (yeah I know I am a big girl!!) with 9 lbs of lead I am perfectly weighted. With a left hand BO this is configured from right to left 3 2 2 2. 3lbs on the right balances the 80 and you don't even notice it.

    I use a Hogarthian harness and an aluminum Backplate but will try tomorrow using a 5lb SS backplate to shift some weight from my waist weighbelt.
    I seem to be feet heavy which hurts my back after a 90 minute dive.

    I did buy the comfy shoulder pads for the Hogarth harness which are super comfy.

    The rig is easy to don with a Hogarthian Rig.

    I have also read that Dive system do a harness and wing that are perfect if you want to have back mounted lungs..... I will try this soon - pimp my MK6.

    Hope this helps and any questions please email me http://www.octopusdiving.com or hit me up on Scubaboard.

    Thanks

    Teamoctopus
     

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