Old school equipment

Old school equipment

An interesting sight during the current IDC is some of the equipment used by some candidates. It’s truly old style and there’s nothing wrong with that! It is however, in my book, rather interesting to see old style regulators and BCD’s and see the development in the brands and/or a specific models.

Working with the company that is the sole and exclusive importer for Mares in Thailand, it’s nice to see a common model, the Vector in an old style version, actually a 16 year old version, as pictured above.
It proofs that if you take care of your equipment, it will last a while! Interesting to see is the colour coding on the BCD, a kind of checkered blue that would not be considered to be fashionable nowadays!

Another interesting sight is these two alternate air sources, both Mares models and both around 15 to 16 years old! Again proof that if you take care of your equipment, it will last. The equipment repair course comes to mind to make sure you can deal with minor problems.
Nice to see this equipment and good luck with it guys! Keep looking after it and it will serve you just fine, well after this IDC.

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