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|August 31st, 2012, 07:40 AM||#21|
Serious Swagelok Addict
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne Australia
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I have a Satori sitting in my dive room. I bought it as a cheap and safe introduction to rebreathers, so I could understand them a lot better and experience them.
The main unit is well built and it comes with a bulky but effective BOV. Hoses are simple and sufficient but I chose to replace them with Coopers.
The switchblock is also simple and you can choose to use it for off board or not use it at all and plumb both of the injectors into the first stages. I like designing and building things, so I did make another switch block with integrated Swagelok valves but have since sold it to a chap in the USA for his GEM project.
The tank mounts were suitable but I ended up making a stainless frame and manifolding a set of twin 12's with some hard 1/4 tube and some swagelok connectors.
I also added a TechME PO2 monitor with the X-Link hardwired into a single cell, then attached to my X1.
I was transitioning from the DIR way and dived it a few times and liked the experience so much that I bit the bullet and got a JJ. Never looked back.
Work of breathing is not as good as my JJ, but functionally the Satori PSCR is a solid performer and has been dived to over 120m by the Triton team.
Great value for money, a cheap introduction to rebreathers and highly recommended to those on a budget who want to learn more and do more than just a try a dive or two.
With the JJ now, there is little point in me diving the Satori, so I'd sell it for a good price if anyone is interested.
|August 31st, 2012, 01:44 PM||#22 (permalink)|
For what they were made for, long scooters at a constant(ish) depth, they are great. No crap cells, no crap electronics..I couldn't agree more, the PSCR was designed for specific dives and it works rather well in caves and mines
But as an everyday unit? Dead in the water.
The rigs are quite large even with 2x8,5l frame which you can use in wreck diving. Deco with CCR is always faster in poodle dives which most of us weekend warriors do (BT 30-40m in 55-70m range)
Its not the best thing to get life support equipment if the biggest factor is the price.
I could remember wrong but there is few accidents with Satori and some of them where for the fact that the user was not trained well.
The Po2 meter is good to have specially when diving first the shallow dives when learning the unit.
|September 1st, 2012, 07:34 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
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I dove a PSCR clone for nearly 2 years! My instructor used a Satori , one ofthe things he didn´t like was the choosen material which is very sensitiv to temperature changes! In summer time we have a very distinctiv thermocline in our lakes what made him worry !
Mine was fully made of POM so it was a bit more expansive! In the end i had a disc prolapse , an DCS type 1 and sold my unit with a loss of 2000€
get an nice leight ccr with 2x 3 L bottles