03 Feb KISS Rebreather | My experiences with the KISS Classic Rebreather
It´s time to write a few lines about the KISS Rebreather.
I started rebreather diving with a pSCR (passive semi closed rebreather), it was state of the art at this time. In 2011 I switched over to the KISS Classic rebreather which is a closed circuit rebreather (CCR). The reason because I have chosen the KISS was it´s simplicity. A pure and rigid working machine without any unnecessary things. The ruling principle on development of the kiss was to Keep It Simple Stupid.
The KISS Classic Rebreather is built in a very logical way.
It´s easy to repair and – most important – it´s easy to maintain. If you look to other rebreather manufacturers you see that they do not care about making things easy- anyway.
Each time cleaning after the dive I realize the edge of the KISS. To remove counterlungs and loop you only need a few seconds, the same for the scrubber which is mounted with only one centralized bolt. So I finished cleaning when others, for example with a JJCCR not even have dismounted their backplate….
For me, unnecessary and complicated parts of dive gear can never be worth it´s price.
I have tried different setups with the KISS rebreather.
One you can see on the picture where I have the oxygen below the rebreather. The diluent is also part of my bailout and stored in 4 litre 300 bar double tanks. That´s more than a 80 cuft stage, isn´t it? But more about different configurations will come in an other posting. The long backplate I use because of my back on every rebreather. It´s similar to normal backplates but 15 cm longer and a bit heavier.
You can find more details about the scheme of the KISS rebreather at their website.
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