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Who's still diving AGA system?

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by agadiver78, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    My tiny doubles are steel and are almost 5# negative. I remember the Divator being similar but not as heavy overall. I considered getting the new model composite cylinders, but the cost prevented that.

    The set that I dove in about 1974 did not have the full face mask; just a single second stage regulator.
     
  2. agadiver78

    agadiver78 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
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    They went thru some changes thru the years. My first set in the 70s were yellow, grey fiberglass carry handle/shroud, all aluminum HP valve and nipple, unique grey aircraft looking harness with quick release feature, PST cylinders and most important, DOT 3AAA stamped.
    After the restructuring and the new incarnation became "Interspiro", the design was tweaked to replace the aluminum valving with brass, black plastic carry handle/shroud, tanks became a little longer (evident in the photo) and the harness had morphed (basically identical) with the SCBA harness assy, as the AGA twin tank system was being phased out of the SCUBA market here in the States (not official, but my take on it). Sad, because it was a good rig & the earlier version was the best IMO.
    I don't think that IS sells this system anymore, at least on the SCUBA retail market.
     

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  3. tr3a

    tr3a Solo Diver

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    Had one in I believe 1974 which I used for several years before selling it. It was very comfortable above water as well as underwater.
    The main reason I got rid of it was despite promises I could not get it filled beyond 3500psi.
    Also extreme negative buoyancy, with a 3/8 thk wetsuit no weight belt needed.
    As I remember it was ok for ice diving but the DIN connection was a pain when breaking down post dive (frozen threads).
     
  4. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

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    Those tanks are super common here in Sweden, they were used by our firefighters here for ages but now that they've moved on to composite ones there is an abundance of retired steels on the market.
    Picked up a pair for my dad a couple months ago, they're cheap as chips and you never need to look for more than a minute if you want to buy a pair.
     
  5. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Umeå, sweden
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    I have a couple of 324, but i use them with a mix of regulators, and i use them upside down, IE with the valves up.
     
  6. agadiver78

    agadiver78 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
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    sure wish I was in Sweden. I'd be beating the bushes trying to find a few pieces needed for my Divators. ;-)
     

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