What dive gear do Navy SEALs use?
US Navy SEALs use 3 main types of underwater breathing gear : open circuit compressed air , closed circuit (100% oxygen) (LAR V Draeger) and closed circuit (mixed gas) (MK 15, MK 16). Other US Special Operations Forces that have an amphibious capability also use these systems.
What is a Draeger rebreather?
Dräger diving rebreathers are closed-circuit or semi-closed-circuit underwater rebreather, developed for military rebreather diving. Dräger’s range of rebreather diving gear protects and supports combat divers with complete non-magnetic equipment that use a low acoustic signature.
How long can rebreather stay underwater?
You can usually dive for 2-3 hours with even small cylinders (rebreathers typically have either two 2/3l cylinders or one 3/5l cylinder). Finally, divers are usually adventure and fun seeking individuals and there is nothing more exciting than trying something new.
What scuba gear does the military use?
The preferred diving apparatus for special diving units is the Dräger closed-circuit oxygen rebreather. Dräger LAR V underwater breathing apparatus enables special forces teams to complete their assignments in even the most hostile of underwater conditions.
How deep can a rebreather go?
Oxygen rebreathers (simple closed circuit) are limited to a shallow depth range of approximately 6 m, beyond which the risk of acute oxygen toxicity rises to unacceptable levels very rapidly.
What diving masks do Navy SEALs use?
For clandestine amphibious operations, the Navy SEALs uses the LAR V Draeger rebreather closed circuit scuba device. This can go for the maximum depth of 70 feet and runs on 100% oxygen with no bubbles visible to the naked eye when the breath is expelled.
Is the Drager Lar 8000 a magnetic rebreather?
This non-magnetic rebreather offers minimal breathing resistance and features a durable, easy-to-operate design. When lives are at stake during a mission, you must be able to adjust to unforeseen situations.
What does Drager LAR V underwater breathing apparatus do?
Dräger LAR V underwater breathing apparatus enables special forces teams to complete their assignments in even the most hostile of underwater conditions. Its ergonomic design, compact size and streamlined, low-noise operation makes it an invaluable asset in clandestine operations.
Why do Navy SEALs use Drager diving equipment?
Dräger’s innovative diving equipment allows divers to focus completely on the tasks at hand. With Dräger, they don’t need to worry about their equipment. That’s why the US Navy SEALs have depended on our equipment for the last 40 years.
What does the Drager divesorb go 8000 do?
Dräger’s DiveSorb Go 8000 pre-packed canister gives the diver the option of saving time when setting up the rig by simply inserting a canister, rather than filling loose soda lime. For whatever the task requires, the diver can adjust the pressure of the lung demand valve.