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Product Review: Spare Air Kit

Product Review: Spare Air Kit

Product Review: Spare Air Kit

Attention divers, you’re going to want to consider purchasing this highly essential product to ensure a safer dive. We consider this to be something that every diver should contemplate investing in, as it could pretty well save your life during emergency situations. The product that we’ll be featuring in this blog is the Spare Air Kit.

In What Situation Do You Need Spare Air?

Why do we need this item in our kit in the first place? Question asked and answered. It’s simple really, the spare air is designed to help you take life-saving breaths during an out of air situation. 

The spare air is considered by some to be faster and a safer alternate air source in an out of air emergency than buddy breathing or an octopus. Some divers find it to be the most convenient and safest option during these emergency out of air situations. 

But the main thing to point out here is that you should never let yourself run out of air. Always plan your dive so that you surface with plenty enough air in your tank. The Spare Air Kit is not designed so that your dive lasts longer, it’s designed just in case you run into an emergency out of air situation. 

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What is the Spare Air Kit? 

A little bit of background into the Spare Air Kit and why we can safely say that we recommend this product. The Spare Air is a completely independent, compact emergency air system that was developed for divers to be able to take life-saving breaths during an ascent following an equipment failure or an out of air situation. 

The Spare Air Kit is filled with a scuba diving tank. Filling the Spare Air Kit is quite simple, there’s an adapter that screws into the Spare Air cylinder and then attaches to the scuba tank just like a first stage.

There are two different air capacity options that you can choose out of for the Spare Air Kit and they are the 300 package and the 170 package. The 300 Spare Air has 3.0 cubic feet of air (3000 psi) and the 170 offers 1.7 cubic feet of air (1700 psi). The 300 package delivers nearly twice the capacity of the 170 package, making it more suitable for ascents from a deeper depth.

The Spare Air can be attached to your BCD in a convenient and easy to reach location using the included holster and safety leash. It can be rapidly deployed and is instantly active, ready to deliver the first breath when needed. The system can also be quickly handed to your buddy or another diver in an emergency, leaving you free and unrestricted by hoses and safety holds to perform your emergency ascent.

Spare Air Kit Features

Let’s take a look into the full specs and features of the Spare Air 300 and 170 Kits. 

  • 3.0/1.7 cubic feet of air.
  • Tank finish in durable Anodised Black.
  • Easily refills from your own SCUBA tank with included refill adaptor (patented).
  • Easily attaches to your BC with included holster and safety leash.
  • Small, hands-free, nearly neutrally buoyant.
  • Breathe on demand regulator - No complicated instructions.
  • Completely redundant back-up miniature SCUBA system.
  • Faster than buddy breathing and easier than an octopus.

The Important Safety Stuff About Spare Air

Finishing off here with a quick note - We are the exclusive UK distributor for Spare Air. There are no other dive shops and stores that are selling Spare Air Kits. If you have any doubt about the authenticity or legitimacy of a product you have seen please contact us and we will investigate for you.

We’re Here to Help

Being prepared for diving adventures by bringing the Spare Air Kit on all dives ensures that your diving explorations will be safer. Why urge you to consider and plan your dives so that you should have a back up in case you face an underwater emergency. If you have any questions about the Spare Air Kits, please email us at support@mikesdivestore.com where we have a team of scuba diving professionals, here to assist you with questions that you may have. 

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