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The Aquatec Air-3 Inflator replaces the conventional BC power inflator and second stage octopus by combining the functions of both into a single unit. It also is unique in that it also incorporates the Sub-Alert underwater horn. When you're taught how to dive you are given practice in buoyancy control more than any other skill. Once you start to dive every time you go underwater, fin the reef, or surface you use buoyancy control.

All this time your octopus second stage regulator hangs un-used and out of mind.When a real life out-of-air situation occurs, the stress and anxiety mounts, and you find yourself fumbling for a piece of equipment you never use the Octopus! Combining your inflator devise (that you use on every dive) with your octopus Regulator assures your ability to react properly when an out-of-air emergency occurs. Be a safe diver with the Aquatec Air-3 Breathable Inflator with Sub-Alert underwater horn.

The Sub-Alert horn works both underwater and on the surface. Activation of the horn requires only a very small amount of air from your cylinder. The volume is very high at 110-120 dB. Approximated surface range is about 0.50 miles. Every Air-3 unit's regulator is measured and factory tuned to the prefect breathing resistance

The Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit is commonly used for Cold Water, Eliminating Hoses, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver among others. The Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit: Comfortable, Comfortable Mouthpiece, Easy To Connect, Easy To Retrieve, Easy To Use, Reliable.

Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit Features

  • Eliminates a Hose
  • Combines Power Inflator, Octopus and Underwater/Surface Horn
  • Streamlines Your Profile Underwater
  • Easier to Use then Octopus
  • Increase Safety of Diving
  • Unique Signal Devise

Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit Specifications

Weight [with packaging]
1.25 lb

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Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Comfortable mouthpiece (6)
  • Easy to connect (6)
  • Easy to retrieve (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating hoses (8)
    • Recreation (5)
    • Cold water (4)
    • Warm water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (5), Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (8), Drift diving (6), Night diving (6), Wreck diving (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice product. I recommend it.

    it's very confortable if you have trasmiter you only have two hoses...

    it's very confortable if you have trasmiter you only have two hoses...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent Octo

    I bought this from LeisurePro about a year ago. I've done about 20 recreational dives on it. Seems to work pretty well. A couple of issues I've encountered though are:
    1. My...Read complete review

    I bought this from LeisurePro about a year ago. I've done about 20 recreational dives on it. Seems to work pretty well. A couple of issues I've encountered though are:
    1. My local scuba shop won't rebuild it. They can't get the parts.
    2. The horn button and the bc deflate button are easily confused and I often quack the horn when I mean to deflate my bc.
    3. When rinsing or soaking in freshwater after a dive, you need to keep the inflator/breathing hose connected or you will get water in the regulator.
    4. No adjustment for breathing difficulty. It can free flow often. Especially if it's overdue for an overhaul since you can't get parts.
    Right now I've removed it from my rig and I'm just diving with a spare air and a regular BC inflator until I can get it serviced. Overall It's a decent product with a lot of useful features at a fair price.

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    4.0

    Ups and Downs

    By Mike

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Comfortable Mouthpiece
    • Easy To Retrieve
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Free Flow Issues

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating Hoses
    • Last Resort

    Comments about Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit:

    I dive with my wife who is recently certified and doesn't realize that in an emergency her cognitive abilities are probably not going to function well enough to find her octopus reg, besides the fact that they're just hassle most of the time. So I bought two of these Aquatecs (I like to keep buddy equipment identical for emergencies: less confusion). In my opinion, these inf/def/regs are the best for primary regulator failures, or if your buddy runs out of air you pass them your primary (good to have 40" hose) and you breath off the Aquatec.

    Generally, they work great. The inflator, deflator, and horn buttons work well. The mouth piece is comfortable and breathes well enough for an emergency (although a 16 inch hose length could be a little longer for more maneuverability, i.e., you can't turn your head all the way to the right when breathing off it). For buoyancy control I think it works better than the one that came with my BCD, except that of the two I bought, one them had a problem with regulator free flow until I adjusted it. You can manually inflate without much difficulty.

    Cautions: It fits a one inch (interior diameter) corrugated hose. If that's what your BCD has it's very easy to install. However, my BCD had a 3/4" hose so I had to adapt a 1" hose to the 3/4 fitting on my BCD. Also, the included 23" LP hose was too short so I had to buy a longer LP regulator hose and a quick release adapter (it uses a SeaQuest style) to fit to our BCDs. All this was pretty easy to do once I'd done all the research to figure out how to do it.

    The biggest issue is that there is NO tech support for this product and I'm not sure if I'll be able to get them worked on at a shop. However, given the low price I'll just replace them with new ones.

    Last issue, the horn should get your buddy's attention, but is not loud enough to signal a boat or someone on shore. I have another horn that is ear damagingly loud that you can hear for quite a distance on the surface.

    Even with all of the above, I am still happy with this product and would conditionally recommend it.

    PS: There are YouTube videos for disassembly and assembly.

    • Diving Type:
    • Open Water Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    First U/W noise maker I found that works

    By Tre

    from Honolulu, Hi

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Connect
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Eliminating Hoses
      • Upgrading Equipment

      Comments about Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit:

      First U/W noise maker I found that actually gets my son's attention. I have tried several different types of u/w noise makers and this is the first to actually get his attention even if he is not close. And it is really loud above water. Plus it has the benefit of not needing on octopus! I used this to replace an Air Pro2 that was leaking. Great all in one device, I highly recommend it.

      • Diving Type:
      • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      One minor (MAJOR!) Detail not noted...

      By Darryl

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit:

            I won't rate it negatively - nor positively - just wanted to note for anyone else considering purchasing, that this unit is not compatible with all BCDs. Specifically, the corrugated hose from my Aeris BCD will not fit this unit; sizing is just way off. this requires a 1" hose; the Aeris, Oceanic, and other BCDs do not offer a hose (or even an adapter) that would allow using this on something other than an Aquatec BCD.

            • Diving Type:
            • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Octo Made Simple

            By MadMex

            from Dallas, Tx

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Mouthpiece
            • Easy To Connect
            • Easy To Retrieve
            • Easy To Use
            • Less drag
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Forgetting you have it

            Best Uses

            • Eliminating Hoses
            • With Nitrox

            Comments about Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit:

            I thought this would be something I would have to take to my local shop to have it installed but no,
            I was able to install it myself with the instructions and I was in the water that same day.
            Thank you for its simplicity.

            • Diving Type:
            • Drift Diving, Open Water Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good for travel

            By Dmitry

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Mouthpiece
            • Does Not Leak
            • Easy To Connect
            • Easy To Retrieve
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Eliminating Hoses

              Comments about Aquatec Alternate Regulator/Inflator with Sub Alert unit:

              Good to replace your octo. Somewhat small bottons make it less convinient in use but overall great if you have to eliminate the extra hose.

              • Diving Type:
              • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              Donald B  I returned it. it did not fit my Oceanic BC
              Jeremiah J  Will this fit a Zeagle Stiletto BCD?
              DON H  I have a Zegle L? womens BCD for my daughter and works fine. Works on any standard 1" Hose.
              Shopper  Does this connect using a standard bc quick disconnect fitting?
              KENNY H  if I reminder correct it comes with hose to fit if yours don't work
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