A few days ago, I had the opportunity to try the DecoDiver rebreather. It's a CCR built in the South of France by a bunch of enthusiastic divers (www.deepdevildivers.com), normally designed to be back mounted (see pictures in the "Other CCR" Gallery)
With a few minor changes (sideway mouthpiece, OPV on exhalation counterlung, etc), it can be sidemounted. Good WOB, easy handling and use. Therefore, this unit could be a good potential candidate as a Bail-out rebreather.
I know a few other CCRs that can also be sidemounted (EDO08, Duncan's babies).
- Is there any other sidemount CCR available?
- Does anybody used them in actual bail-out situation?
- What are their practical limits (depth, WOB, size, etc) as a BOB (please, not another thread about scrubber temperature!! )?