Dr. Errol J. Harding wrote me a few years ago about the
development of his Abyss rebreather.
http://www.therebreathersite.nl/errol_john_harding.htm The shown
unit is looking very nice and it must have taken a large effort to
build such unit. In the same country a well known other rebreather builder
has been very active during many years. Kerry did not only build his own
rebreathers but advised hundreds of divers in how to achieve there goals.
Kerry is one of the pioneers in rebuilding SCR rebreathers to CC rebreathers
using his own developed metering valves. One of his units has been described
on my web here:
Now these pioneers have found
each other and decided to join hands. They started a new cooperation called
Goal is to produce rebreather parts and offer them to homebuilders. One of
the first things to realize is offering the StingRay and Abyss CC rebreather
as a kit. The Stingray is a small sports CC rebreather and can be equipped
with two liter bottles. Gas supply can be chosen by the builder. It can be
Kerry's metering valve system or a Kiss sytem. The project is far from
finished and on the diveshow in Australia only prototypes were showed. The
units look very nice and there are rumors the kits are available end this
year. The StingRay rebreathers weights 18-19 kilo, has a fiberglass case.
Hoses are in production. (03-04-2005). The Unit is equipped with the
pound Wing and the O-pack harness