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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Diving With A Draeger Rig

The LAR V Draeger rebreather is a closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus. Running on 100% oxygen, all expelled breath is recycled into the closed circuit where it is filtered for carbon-dioxide. The result is a complete elimination of expelled bubbles which makes the Draeger ideal for clandestine amphibious operations. The LAR V Draeger rebreather cannot operate as deep as SCUBA systems. The unit's relatively small size and front-worn configuration makes them suitable for shallow water operation. Dive duration is affected by depth, water temperature and oxygen consumption rate. Unlike bulky SCUBA systems which have large tanks worn on the diver's back, the Draeger fits over the diver's front and is considerably smaller.


(Use of Draeger described in novel "Mission Critical.")

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