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Draeger Dolphin of course

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Which rebreather?

  • Draeger Dolphin

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Buddy Inspiration

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • MK5 CIS Lunar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Megalodon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Semi-Closed

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Closed-Circuit

    Votes: 2 66.7%

  • Total voters
    3

island_sands

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or Buddy Inspiration?

I realise that these are different systems of rebreather, but I have conflicting opinions.

Our resort is investing heavily in the the dive operation. They are buying the works, DPV, Nitrox, and 3 rebreathers.

The Dive Operation Manager said to me last night, we are buying Draeger Dolphin, of course!

However, I have heard from other rebreather divers that the Buddy Inspiration is the only way to go... and that they wouldn't touch a Draeger.

What's your opinion? I have included an option in the poll for semi-closed and CCR for preference stats.

Why closed circuit as opposed to semi-closed?
 
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sinkweight

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Not that I know anything about tanks or rebreathers, I-Sands...

...but perhaps your dive operator is thinking in terms of insurance and liability. I checked out Buddy Inspirations (now named simply Inspirations), and they seem to have a smaller operation and output than Draeger...I could be wrong of course.

I know Draeger is quite a big company that has branches all around the globe. Coincidentally, I use Draeger pumps in my line of work to measure different levels of potentially harmful gases. They have quite a big company.

Maybe he's just covering his butt, or maybe he's just not hip to popular choice. Have you asked him, or informed him about the alternative?

There's my two shots in the dark.
 

Jon

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I think it really depends upon your customer base. The Drager is easy to teach and offers less hassels to the dive center than a full blown CCR. They seem to work out better if someone just wants to do a quick couple day course and get started with some no-deco fish dives.

Having said that, the Inspiration is the real deal and will require quite a bit more in terms of instruction, supplies, and cost. I know some divers were using them on some of the deeper wrecks in Lake Michigan (320'+) for some more extened bottom times than the open-circut people were doing, but they also require 3 times as much training, and money, to get started.

The main question to ask your boss is if you intend to become a full-blown tech facility, or are you just looking to add some new toys to the line-up to have more to offer your customers.

Jon
 

island_sands

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Jon said:
Having said that, the Inspiration is the real deal and will require quite a bit more in terms of instruction, supplies, and cost.

The main question to ask your boss is if you intend to become a full-blown tech facility, or are you just looking to add some new toys to the line-up to have more to offer your customers.

Jon

I see the point now, that's probably where he is heading. This resort we're building is directed at customers with money who need entertainment and toys with all the trimmings while on holiday, as opposed to really going full blow with a technical course. At 650USD p.p. per night as a bog standard price you will need some high tech toys available without requiring three weeks training, but still give the customer some technical training and experience. Something to take home that you can talk about in the boardroom!
At Divetech we did a few one-day experience programmes on rebreathers and I think that this resort would have the market for it.

Thanks for the tip on Inspiration. It's one of the things I want to do this year now that I am moving to a more "civilised" country.. finish my tri-mix course and do a rebreather course. I had my mind "set" on Inspiration and yet one more positive comment from an experienced technical diver has confirmed it for me.. it is the way to go..

Thanks Jon.
 
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