"Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, Fits on BCD Inflator

"Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, Fits on BCD Inflator Features

What's in the box: "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source

Air Buddy is the modern alternate air source. It is the smallest, safest and most convenient alternate air source on the market today. First introduced in 1996, it has become widely used by government agencies, sport divers around the world and commercial diving entities. The Air Buddy gives you 20% more breathing time on a bottle of air than any other alternate air source.

The Air Buddy is a miniature regulator second stage from which all the complicated and delicate parts have been removed, leaving only one moving part, the tilt valve. In a normal second stage, inhaling causes the diaphragm to move inward, pressing a lever which opens the needle valve allowing air from the low pressure hose to flow into your mouth. Sea Turtle replaced the needle valve with a heavy duty tilt valve in the Air Buddy. To open the tilt valve in the Air Buddy, you simply squeeze the mouthpiece with a biting movement of your mouth.

That releases the air from the low pressure hose, giving you PPAS. Positive Pressure Air Source means that your mouth will be flooded with air at a higher pressure than that of the water around you, no matter what your depth may be, forcing the water out of your mouth and allowing you to breathe. You stop the air by relaxing your pressure on the mouthpiece.

The BCD-Air Buddy will mount on any standard size quick connect hose on your buoyancy compensator. It is out of your way until you need it.

The BCD-Air Buddy swivels in any direction, so it is just as easy for you as your dive buddy to use. It functions equally well upside down as right side up. To get your supply of breathing air, just bite it gently with your teeth and feel the air flood your mouth.

The Air Buddy may be disconnected from the power inflator during use and kept in the mouth to breathe while the power inflator is held over the head to bleed

Key Features

  • "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source:
  • Fits on BCD Inflator, Mounts on BCD QD Hose
  • Will Not Free-Flow Like Standard Octopus Rigs
  • 20% More Breathing Time
  • Gently Bite Mouthpiece to Start Air Flow
  • Miniature Regulator Second Stage
  • Smallest, Safest and Most Convenient Alternate Air Source
  • Up-Stream Demand Tilt-Valve Design
  • Durable Corrosion Resistant Chrome Plated Brass
  • Positive Pressure Air Source (PPAS)
  • Allows Over-the-Head Power Inflator Deflation upon Ascent