Scuba Diving Regulator Mikron

Mikron is the smallest and lightest weight regulator from known regulators on the market for the year 2008. Any traveling scuba diver will appreciate the Mikron's weight of just 26 oz. (din) and 31 oz. (yoke). The regulator's breathing performance hasn't suffered from the very small size and the extreme compactness of the regulator.

Features of Mikron:

  • Compact dimensions and low weight
  • A new, braided hose, weighing less than 5 oz.
  • The Mikron is available in two colors including the new pink vanilla that matches the new Pearl i3 BC
  • The pink vanilla version features a new, smaller Comfo-bite mouthpiece
  • Silicone bridge which fits across the upper palate can be detached
  • The first stage is a balanced diaphragm type that sports one HP port (7/16) and 4 MP ports (3/8)
  • The second stage is pneumatically balanced
The second stage has an adjustment knob to allow diver optimize the opening effort. In the "Mini" position, the opening effort is increased - ideal for avoiding free flows. "Maxi" position reduces the inhalation effort.

The reduced size and weight makes the Mikron ideal choice for children.

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Underwater diving equipment normally includes a breathing regulator that is connected via a hose to a SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) air tank or a surface supplied air umbilical. Underwater diving equipment comes in a variety of configurations including FFMs (Full Face Masks), diving helmets, SCUBA and/or the like. A wide variety of underwater diving helmets and FFMs has been used over the years. In the beginning, diving helmets were configured basically as upside down buckets that had look-out windows and an air supply hose connected to it that supplied air from the surface to the diver. As time progressed, these helmets became more advanced and the physics of diving better understood. Modern day diving helmets have been improved in many ways with features like, being able to be connected to a dry suit or the inclusion of a neck dam to keep the water out and the inside of the helmet, most of the time, dry. New breathing systems have been designed including emergency or alternate air sources, and electronic communications have been added, just to name a few.



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