John from the Netherlands offered me the possibility to
make pictures of his Biomarine 1980 MK 15A rebreather. There has been
published a lot of information on this rebreather. The best pages info about
this unit can be found on the website of electric film
here. Also Kevin Jurgensen wrote a nice article about the history of
Biomarine that can be found in my download section
here. John Dekker has made great efforts to make the old unit in good
order and made some modifications to the loop and webbing. I Have split the
article in a few photo sections to give a nice overview of the unit. I hope
you enjoy the pictures! John thanks for contributing. Finally; John decided
to make an upgrade by selling a new MK 15,5 so the shown unit is for sale.
If you are interested don't hesitate to sent an email to me.
The Mark 15 emerged from BioMarine somewhere between
1972-74. The US Navy was interested in these rebreathers, and commissioned
develop the "Mark 15" which was essentially a copy of the CCR-1000 with some
military style modifications, such as Tritium filled gauges, and modified
DIR webbing and a perfect
harness on ECCR 1980 rebreathers.
LOOP and MOUTHPIECE
The original mouthpiece has been
To use larger diameter hoses,
John replaced the loop connectors.
Big difference in opening.
Oxygen has small hole.
MANUAL GAS ADDITION
is for sale. It comes with steel spheres (not Inconel) and a almost new
standard Halcyon Wing, the unit costs Euro 7000,00. Transport for buyers
account. The prise is fixed. The unit is in perfect condition and ready to
be dived. If you want to buy this unit sent me an email.
Sale start 10-07-2006