Having a safety back-up air supply has many advantages over a standard alternate air source.
The most obvious is that it is a separate air supply and allows self-rescue in an emergency out of air situation. We are taught to stay with our buddy so that in case of an emergency they are right there ready to help us. Next time you make a dive count the times your buddy is further than arm's length from you. You will be surprised that they are much further away more often then you may think. Spare-Air gives you a major advantage over an alternate air source when an emergency arises. Having something to breathe from while you are swimming to your buddy, and then, getting their attention while they have their head in a hole watching a lobster can take several breaths or more of air.
A skydiver wears a reserve parachute; a Scuba diver should have a reserve breathing system. For over 35 years Spare Air supplied divers with the smallest, most-compact redundant system available for out-of-air emergencies. The patented Spare Air should be a standard piece of Scuba diving equipment for the safety minded diver. In an out-of-air emergency, why would you trust your life to anything else?
The complete system is available in two-cylinder sizes. Kits includes holster, safety leash, easy refill adapter, so you can fill directly off your own Scuba cylinder. Also included is an owner's manual. You can also purchase each cylinder size separately (see selection menu above).
3.0 cu. ft. System:
Tested and approved, Spare Air is a totally self-contained 3000 psi (207 bars) 3.0 cu. ft. (85 liter), refillable backup air system that's small and easy to use. It was designed to get you to the surface in the event of an emergency; yet, it is small enough to not even know you are wearing it! Spare Air is easy to use and maintain, just put it in your mouth and breathe. So, give yourself that extra edge of safety with Spare Air. The cylinder measures (L x Dia.) 13.4" x 2.25" (34cm x 5.71cm), weighs 2.17 lbs. (985 g) and when full provides approximately 57 surface breaths. Available with black or blue cylinder.
6.0 cu. ft. System:
Now, available with a 6.0 cu. ft. cylinder. Provides twice the amount of air over the standard 3.0 cu. ft Spare Air. Weighing under 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) it is the lightest weight system on the market. Priced competitively compared to other similar systems. The 6.0 cubic foot (170 liters) cylinder measures (L x Dia.)13.5" x 3.25" (34 cm x 8.3 cm) has a service pressure of 3000 psi (207 bars), weighs 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg) when full and provides approximately 114 surface breaths. Available with black or blue cylinder.
Note: All Spare Air cylinders meet certificated specifications of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) with DOT-3AA specification and Transport Canada Safety and Security (TC) with TC-3AAM specifications. Spare Air comes with an owner's manual, holster, and safety leash.
- Easy to Travel With!!
- Easy to Wear!
- Easy to Refill!
- Easy to Hand-Off to Fellow Diver in Trouble!