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Upgrading AL DA Aqua Master

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by rstofer, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. captain

    captain Captain

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    A wet suit loses buoyancy because the nitrogen gas used to make the bubbles in the foam neoprene compresses as depth and pressure increase. If you remember Boyl's law 50% of wet suit compression and buoyancy loss happens in the first 33 feet. The buoyancy loss becomes progressively less for every 33 feet beyond the first 33. Lets say a wet suit has 12 pounds on buoyancy on the surface, at 33 feet it would be about 6 pounds. At 66 feet it would be 3.9 pounds. At 99 feet it would be 3 pounds. At 132 feet it would be 2.4 pounds.
     
  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

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    If I get a Phoenix first stage from VDH, is there anyways to convert it to DIN as all my tanks are DIN. Would the Kraken DIN piece work?

    I was given an aquamaster and want to upgrade it will the newest internals.
     
  3. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    I believe that Bryan at VDH changed the yoke threads of the Phoenix to the same as the newer Kraken, but you are going to have to ask him. I don’t know for sure.

    You are better of posting this question under the VDH section in the manufacturers sub-section. Bryan would monitor that section.
     
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