Poseidon CCR Upgrades "Bling"
This page is dedicated to the Poseidon CCR and Upgrades to the basic package. The upgrades may include
Back Mount Counter Lungs to clean up the divers front
Cylinder Inversion Kit to put the cylinder valves on bottom verse topside
Manual Add Valve to inject diluent/oxygen/ or off-board gas into breathing loop
M28 computer if you are done playing Ping Pong with the paddle and ready for a real computer
M28 cable upgrade from the thin black line to a mesh strain relief
M28 bumper guard - add a bit of protection to your valuable handset
Weight Pockets Cylinder Mount - put the weight where it matters
Cylinder Straps - simple but EZ fix
Back Mount Counter Lungs "BMCL".
If you would like to clean up the front of your diving kit, specifically when you are wearing the rebreather you will remove the bulky counter lungs that wrap over the top of your shoulders to mid waist. With the BMCL's you will attach the kit as shown picture left on top of the 11 inch adaptor bolt kit studs AFTER you place the BCD. This is essential as you lay the BCD Wing down 1st, then you lay the BMCL down on top, followed by a Back Plate, or a Soft Harness.
Now imagine the picture left and you will see at right corner a "dump valve with string" . If you recall on your OTS CL this valve is on the right side. So you need to imagine that you will "Flip" this over from right to left so the inverse will have the dump valve on the backside of the divers right side.
The dump valve has a "collar" around it for an important reason. The reason is that the valve operates on Right Tight turn to increase pressure, yet is has a Push to dump over-ride. You will start the pre dive test with the valve Right Tight to hold positive gas in loop, and while diving some divers will turn it Left Loose to allow gas to vent. I choose rather to keep mine always Right Tight. The collar is then in place to prevent the valve from being pressed against the wing bcd and losing all of your loop volume.
For complete written installation instructions, email me for word document.
Item number #6011-066 retails for $529 This is the Large Size Counter Lung for Techreational and Technical Diving
Item number 6011-666 retails for $425 This is the Medium Size Counter Lung for Techreational and Sport Diving
Poseidon Diver Packable Scrubber
OMG! When you discover how easy it is to fill your own scrubber, and how convenient it is to travel and simply ask for a keg of 797 / 8-12 diving sorb, and you discover that you have saved enough money in one season that you could purchase 2 of these scrubbers, then you will have the ultimate V8 head slap moment! I purchased two of these and find it so convenient to have one installed in my Poseidon, with a spare pack already to swap out..
The image on the left show the "Pre Pack" and the image on the right shows the Diver Pack Scrubber. The image box below will show you the steps on how to ready the kit for diving, but it does not go into details on how to pack. For complete written instructions, with pictures, please email me for details. The instructions come with each scrubber cartridge.
The first thing that you want to do when you purchase one (or two) of these cartridges is to do a bit of "dumpster diving" or essentially a bit of salvage to get the valuable scrim pads from a used or expired MoPro Pre Pack.
Packable Scrubber #42824 reg. $299.95 Sale Price $289
Cylinder Inversion Kit
You have two options for a kit to invert your cylinders on the Poseidon Rebreather. First is the standard kit which does a basic job of inverting the cylinders, and Second is the Deluxe Inversion kit which is what I use and recommend.
But let us start with the reason that you will want to invert your cylinders:
Allows Diver to Reach hands down to hip and confirm Gas On
Allows diver to add weight pocket to top of cylinder for better weight balance
More traditional location for valves, makes easier for more diverse buddies to understand your system
Bubly boo boo
Now the reason that I prefer the Deluxe Inversion kit is that it allows me to rotate the Regulator 1st stage to a flat profile, and most importantly the QD hp hose fitting allows me to remove the heavy regulators from the CCR body. By removing the regulators you can decrease weight in shipping/air travel and very important is that you reduce the "banging" or free swinging first stages and avoid damage to can and HP transducer hoses.
Standard Inversion Kit #6011-054 $219.95
Deluxe Inversion Kit # $489.95
Lift Handle / Protection
You also have two options for a lifting handle on the Poseidon CCR. First is the one that I like that was originally mounted on the MkVI, but then Sven n Ole thought they should put a back/lid on the ccr and they found an old shovel handle and jabbed it on top of the new Se7en? Screw the "Shovel Handle" and put the low profile "Lift Handle"
You will want this as ANY ccr is not a traditional scuba tank that you can simply grab the tank valve knob and lift the unit. All ccr's are a bit floppy as compared, and having the lift handle makes life more fun, and you can use it to invert your ccr without damaging your eMod or Head! Bonus for you smart divers is that the smart Lift Handle / Protection is half the price of stupid shovel handle!!!
To install the Lift Handle on a Se7en requires a swap of bolts so the proper length is inserted into the can body. You need 2 M6 x 30 SS machine screws as the 35's that come will only fit one of the slots, and will bind on the tank bracket.
Stupid Shovel Handle #6011-019 $149.95
Lift Handle / Protection # 005-065 $79.95