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Home » Equipment, gadgets, General, rebreather, Scuba

Open Revolution: The $1500 Recreational Rebreather

Submitted by on July 24, 2008 – 6:19 pm2 Comments

I just saw this on Rebreather World and it’s called the Open Revolution rebreather. Typically, rebreathers range from $5,000 to as much as $20,000, it’s a niche market with boutique manufactures. However, the Open Revolution is looking to upend that model and come to market with a manual closed circuit rebreather (mCCR) that will retail for approx $1500 USD.

For your $1500 you get an injection-molded mCCR with back-mounted counter-lungs, integrated diver alarm system in a heads up display (HUD), integrated carry handle, harness and first-stage regulators.

The catch? It’s not on the market, it’s unproven, currently has no CE rating and is being manufactured by a 3rd party company.

Link to RBW

2 Comments »

  • Charles Read says:

    It is unproven, but will have a CE rating and the exhaustive testing done to verify that it’s worthy of one is on . The fact that all the testing is documented on the Net is unique, it’s what the “Open” bit in “Open Revolution” means….. I intend to get one. At that price you might as well.

  • Alex Deas says:

    And the price is $995 not $1500.
    It has been proven with the most extensive trials and machine testing. It is being offered with CE approval, as well as the only rebreather to have NORSOK approval as well. The optional electronic monitoring is the only electronics meeting EN61508. The business plan is to make it high volume, non-niche and main stream, hence top notch engineering and low prices.

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