Spare Air Emergency Ascent Device
The 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? Hollywood Divers has used Spare Air on Many Occasions, From Underwater Film and T.V. Shoots to Rescue Diver Training courses. While not for all applications, such as Technical Diving, it is a very good addition to standard gear configuration for the majority of Recreational Scuba Dives.
Spare Air is a refillable fully self-contained breathing device. Store the Spare Air at full pressure and refill it only if you use it or need to travel on a commercial airline. The always-on regulator is ready to deliver life-saving air in an underwater emergency or toxic air environment. The optional Dial Gauge displays an accurate pressure reading in increments of 200 psi. The pressure indicator white pin will extend completely out when the unit is filled. The pin will recess into the pressure indicator when the unit requires refilling.
Read Below a statement from Larry Williamson about why the Spare is a Device that makes sense for any diver.
"One night I was lobster diving in the beautiful, clear cool waters off the coast of Catalina Island. After a short time, I realized I had failed to check my air supply. As I went to check it, I took a breath and discovered there wasn't one to be had. I panicked for a moment...got myself together and swam quickly toward the surface with the unnerving sense that it was too far away and I wouldn't make it! In this rush for the precious air far above at the surface, I began to black out...my only thought was... If I only had one more breath of air.
For days after this experience I would awake in a sweat during the night. Then I began to notice a recurring thought I had...it was the last words I recalled as I blacked out.... If only I had one more breath. Why was this coming back to me over and over again? Was I given a second chance to live for a reason? Then it dawned on me. There are others that didn't, don't or won't make it...There are others blacking out and never waking up... if they only had one more breath of air!
So the story ends with the present. SPARE AIR was born, and out of it my commitment to educate the world about preventable drowning and safe diving. I feel diving is safe, but it can and should be made safer. You, too, can join the quest and become part of the story of SPARE AIR."
President, Submersible Systems, Inc.