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HOLLIS Gear acquires rebreather design from VR Technology

(DiverWire) Next week Orlando Florida, Hollis Gear will unveil a range of new products including a “game changer” in the world of Rebreather technology. The company has just announced it is working together with VR Technology to bring advanced rebreather technology to the recreational scuba diver.

“New divers are looking for innovative products that are allowing easier, safer and more enjoyable dives” according to Nick Hollis, President of Hollis Gear.

Hollis Gear and VR Technology have teamed up to launch the world’s most revolutionary piece of diving equipment since the BC – The Explorer sport rebreather

The Explorer is based on a patented design by Kevin Gurr from VR Technology. The unit is neither a fully closed circuit Rebreather nor a pure semi-closed system, but an intelligent hybrid that utilizes the best of both worlds. It’s compact, lightweight and extremely easy to use. The Explorer is unique in using a single gas; Nitrox, and is electronically controlled to achieve an optimal balance of PPO2 and dive time. Plug and Play absorbent cartridges, easy guided setup with “go or no go”, CO2 tracking, and 2 hour design duration make this a dream for any recreational diver. The Explorer diver will benefit from breathing warm gas, have lots of bottom time, and since it does not produce any invasive bubbles, see more sea life than ever before. Yes, this ESCR (Electronic Semi-Closed Rebreather) is designed to meet the PADI Type R requirement.

Bob Hollis, CEO of Hollis Gear and American Underwater Products working with Kevin Gurr from VR has taken the design from the ground up, into a package complete with regulator, cylinder, BCD and onboard decompression computer. The Explorer is ready to dive out of the box and at an amazing price given the technology and cost of alternative systems in the market.

Stay tuned for more details and information on where and when this new product will be available.

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