BIOPAK 45, CONVERTING FOR DIVING?

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  • Before you try this ,ask yourself why you what to this,what will I hope to gain from this,and am I capable of doing this properly?
  • Remember this is Life support equipment

  • Some of the problems include:

  • Construction
    The majority of the small components found on the BioPak 45 are inappropriate for a saltwater environment
  • All the plumbing is made of copper and must be replaced with stainless steel or other material for specially for underwater use
  • The pressure reducer (1st stage regulator) is made of aluminum and steel/this must be replaced
  • All small hardware components(fastners,rivets,screws,D-rings,and et al) are made of steel/this must be replaced
  • Hi pressure line to pressure reducer is connections are made of steel/this must be replaced
  • Counter Lung capacity is only approx 4 liters,pretty small for the big boys out there
  • No Demand valve built into this unit , your proably would want one .
  • No manual bypass valve built into this unit, your definitely would want one of these .
  • Disposable cannister,these apparently can be bought from W.R.Grace
  • You must remove the coolant ring from the counterlung area


  • There are many more items to consider,than my time permits,again ask yourself why you what to this,what will I hope to gain from this,and am I capable of doing this properly?
  • Remember this is Life support equipment

  • Biopak 45

    Taken from BioMarine Ind. brochure on the BioPak45


    If you do this,make sure:

  • You pick Low maintenance High quality materials must be especially chosen for resistance to the effects of the marine environment,
  • You build it so that just a rinse in fresh water is usually all the maintenance that's needed. other than periodic inspection of the valving.
  • You have someone that has experience with this type of underwater life support equipment to check over your work
  • Take into the pool ,NOT IN OPEN WATER,first with someone that has experience with this type of underwater life support equipment to try it first.Whatever you do don't do this by yourself,make sure you have somebody to fish out if you screw up.

  • This is brought to you to simply inform, you are responsible if you decide to modify one of these unit to dive with,Remember you are responsible for your own actions.

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