Silent Diving Systems http://www.silentdiving.com/, the US and Caribbean representative of Ambient Pressure Diving
http://www.ambientpressurediving.com/ had a large booth
again, showing the Inspiration and Evolution CCR's. I had high hopes to
bring you some pictures of the new head and the thermo stack in the new
cannister. While I got a look inside the head, APD was adamant about not
making any photographs of it. Why I'm not sure as the Evolution is supposed
to be shipped in November, so the pictures I sought are bound to appear soon
Visually, not much has changed. Solenoid, battery and cells are still where
they used to be, but the the cable mess of the old head has been cleaned up.
Aside from being black, the new head looks more tidy.
new Evolution was the main attraction which I photographed already last
year. Since then a couple of changes have been made. Depicted here is the
final version of the HUD display. The LED's are actually in the head and
light is transmitted by fibre optics.
The new handset will be made from aluminium rather than the plastic
prototypes shown last year. That should keep the electronics safe from
sloppy handling. They had a nice heft and finish to them. What hasn't
changed is the battery box.
Inquiring about the US prices didn't get me any further than inquiring to
see the thermo stack.
Apparently SDS hasn't decided yet how much to charge next month.
Mike Fowler of Silent Diving
Systems LLC contacted me just 1 hour after the publication, that he will
take care providing the latest pricing information!