"Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose

Aqua

About "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose

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. It comes mounted on a 31" 78.7 cm) low pressure octopus Hose with 3/8" threads to be mounted on your regulator's first stage, replacing the old fashioned "second stage" model octopus.

The "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced among others.

"Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose Features

  • "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source:
  • Threads Directly into First Stage Regulator LP Port
  • 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
  • Durable Corrosion Resistant Chrome Plated Brass
  • Positive Pressure Air Source (PPAS)
  • Up-Stream Demand Tilt-Valve Design
  • Hose: Length, 31" (78.7 cm), Threads, 3/8"

"Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose Specifications

2'Nd Stage Type
Up-Stream Demand Tilt-Valve Design
Materials
Chrome Plated Brass
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
31" (78.7 Cm)

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3.1

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Pros

  • Easy to retrieve (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Last resort (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    2.0

    basic

    By harley nz

    from NZ

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Retrieve
    • Slim Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Free Flow Issues

    Best Uses

    • Last Resort

    Comments about Aqua "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose:

    Not for beginers ,you should definitely try it before diving with this . it does take practice

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

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    1.0

    Unusable profict

    By Mike

    from Portlamd

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aqua "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose:

        This reg does not work well. You can't get enough air from it.

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

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Device!!! but practice needed!

        By alec

        from Cebu City Philippines

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Comfortable Mouthpiece
        • Easy To Connect
        • Easy To Retrieve
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Eliminating Hoses
          • Last Resort

          Comments about Aqua "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose:

          Tested this last weekend. great device. but you need to practice on it though but once u got it goin. its quite cool.here are link on the video i made on my testing hope this helps.http:[@]

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

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          3.0

          Great alternative!

          By alec

          from cebu city Philippines

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Comfortable Mouthpiece
          • Easy To Connect
          • Easy To Retrieve

          Cons

          • Need practice

          Best Uses

          • Eliminating Hoses
          • Last Resort

          Comments about Aqua "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose:

          great product but you need practice on using this.

          • Diving Type:
          • Open Water Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Great

          By Zopilote

          from Veracruz, Mex

          About Me Advanced Diver

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Effortless Breathing
          • No drag

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aqua "Air Buddy" Alternate Air Source, with 31" (78.7 cm) Hose:

              I recommend that you and your dive buddies become familiar using this product because it works in a totally different manner than other "octopi".

              It takes a few breaths to get used to the simple "mechanism".

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              Shopper  Are you ever going to sell this on amazon ? Perhaps a complete "bail out" solution with a 40 cu ft pony and a guage ?
              Michael C  I don't know if we are going to sell this on Amazon. I doubt we will make it a kit with a bailout bottle, that is up to our buyers. We do have everything available directly from LeisurePro.com
              Shopper  Can I replace 31" hose with regular LP one?
              JOSEPH D  you can connect the hose to the frist stage lp port but the air buddy side needs the right fitting for either 2nd stage regulator or bc inflator hose. depending okn which air buddy you buy. i have both types, they work fine.
              Shopper  Is the hose black or yellow?
              LeisurePro S  Hose is black.
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