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AQUA HARNESS

In what conditions should I use this harness

This product is designed to be a Lifting Harness / Vest when Diving and used for the recovery of an unconscious Diver by a third party.

Use for any other situations is not recommended.

How should I clean the harness?

The Harness must be rinsed in fresh water and dried naturally after each use.

If necessary the Harness can be cleaned with warm soapy water but it must be thoroughly rinsed and dried afterwards.

The harness should always be stored in a clean dry environment away from a direct source of heat or sunlight.

What sizes does the harness come in?

The harness comes in two sizes, Standard and XL.

  • Standard is for users with a chest size of between 38” to 46” and a maximum weight of 95.5kgs or 15 stone.
  • XL is for users with a chest size of between 46” to 56” and a maximum weight of 133.5kgs or 21 stone.

AQUA VEST

In what conditions should I use this vest

This product is designed to be a Lifting Harness / Vest when Diving and used for the recovery of an unconscious Diver by a third party.

Use for any other situations is not recommended.

How should I clean the vest?

The Harness must be rinsed in fresh water and dried naturally after each use.

If necessary the Harness can be cleaned with warm soapy water but it must be thoroughly rinsed and dried afterwards.

The harness should always be stored in a clean dry environment away from a direct source of heat or sunlight.

What sizes does the vest come in?

The vest comes in two sizes, Standard and XL.

  • Standard is for users with a chest size of between 38” to 46” and a maximum weight of 95.5kgs or 15 stone.
  • XL is for users with a chest size of between 46” to 56” and a maximum weight of 133.5kgs or 21 stone.
Do you also have further info on what buoyancy is recommended for the Aqua Vest and how it is attached, for example a particular brand of wing?

We don’t have a preferred brand of wing, this is down to personal preference and availability depending on where in the world the customer is operating.

The key thing is that there are 2 vertical holes 19.5 cm apart (This is a standard length but please check, having said that additional holes can be punched in the back of the wing) which will accept 12mm bolts.

The wing should be of Horseshoe design, preferably with shock cord around the inflation areas to keep them a as a lower profile as possible. (Do not use a Donut style wing as this wants to orientate the diver in a horizontal position) Recommended lift capacity normally 20 to 25kgs but there are larger wings out there.  Lift capacity will depend on the size of the diver, size of the bailout and how heavily they need to be weighted if working on the sea bed.

Here are some wing options:

  • Red Hat Diving 50lb wing
  • Dive Systems 27ltr or 20 ltr Horseshoe wing
  • Scubapro X-Tek HS wing.
  • Custom Divers TCW Wing
  • OMS Deep Ocean wing

The Aqua vest has a two piece back pack allowing the tank strap to be unthreaded and the back pack unbolted (Two M12 hex head stainless steel set screws.  The top one is 25mm long and the lower is 20 mm long) the wing can them be fitted.  Depending on the thickness of the wing longer bolts may be required.

Aquatherm Hot Water Suit

Is there a risk of Hyperthermia (Over Heating) when using an Aquatherm?

Work Rates – If an increased work rate is expected whilst using the Aquatherm, please be aware of any signs of hyperthermia (over heating) and take immediate action.

Which commercial diving hot water systems is Aquatherm compatible with?

The AquathermTM is compatible with all commercial diving hot water systems and all commercial diving harness systems. The Aquatherm can be used by male or female divers if sizing allows.

What checks should I carry out prior to use / post dive?

Prior to use:

  • Zip is operable and in good condition.
  • Valve is seated tightly into suit.
  • We recommend a full flow test prior to every dive.

Post Dive:

  • Check to make sure the suit has no tears or wear from use.
  • Check if the suit has picked up any dirt or contamination that will degrade it.
  • Clean the suit as per instructions in the manual.
What temperature range can the Aquatherm be used in?

The suit is designed to be used in an environmental temperature range of 2oC (35.6oF) to 20oC (68oF).

What is the flow rate of the Aquatherm suit?

Continuous loop system and an internal bore that is 100% larger than the industry standard means an increased efficiency in the delivery of hot water throughout the entire suit, giving a flow of up to 45 Ltrs. per minute.

How should I clean the Aquatherm suit?
  • Rinse thoroughly in cold fresh water after every use.
  • Allow to dry naturally and out of direct sunlight.
  • Occasionally wash in a mild detergent.
  • Periodically apply silicone spray to the zip.

Hand Wash, Do NOT Iron, Do NOT Dry Clean.