Disclaimer: What You Should Know
WARNING THIS IS NOT A JOKE!
Participation in rebreather diving can result in serious injury or death!
Before beginning your dive you must consider all the risks involved. All rebreathers consist of hundreds of parts, which will eventually fail. Careful maintenance, assembly, and testing will not prevent a failure from happening. At best it will only delay the failure. This rebreather is not in any way automatic. It requires constant monitoring, a complete awareness of the potential problems likely to be encountered, and a full knowledge of how to deal with whatever problems may arise. If you do not have the proper dive training, well-maintained equipment, good physical condition, with a proper mindset, don’t dive this rebreather.
The person who conducts the required pre-dive testing of the rebreather is ultimately responsible for the proper functioning of their rebreather. The pre-dive test should never be delegated to anyone other than the operator of the unit. If the diver is unable to properly maintain, assemble, and disassemble his / her own rebreather for any reason, be it lack of training or physical condition, they should not be diving the unit.
Every diver has the final responsibility for his / her personal safety, training, and actions while using the rebreather. Regardless of the training and experience of the diver and the reliability of the rebreather, the risk of serious injury and/or death can never be reduced to zero.
The user’s operations and maintenance manuals are not designed to replace the required diver training on this rebreather. The diver must complete and pass an authorized sanctioned training course offered by a professional training agency and taught by a certified instructor for that agency. This course must provide the proper training for the maintenance, testing, and over all operations of the rebreather.
The rebreather can malfunction while diving even when properly assembled and having passed all pre-dive tests. Carrying adequate bailout gas and having the training and skills necessary to utilize the bailout system can reduce, but never eliminate, the risk of equipment failure.
Dive at your own risk!