i3 technology revolutionizes underwater ascent and descent with simple lever
Aqua Lung, the leader in SCUBA diving products, has once again advanced the technology of diving with the streamlined i3 integrated inflation and deflation system housed in the Sea Quest Pro QD buoyancy compensator (BC). The innovative i3 allows divers to simply and intuitively control their ascent and descent by pulling a lever up and down to surface or dive deeper.
Buoyancy control is a challenging skill to master. The i3 simplifies the process. Instead of using a traditional BC setup with a cumbersome inflation device on the end of a hose and separate pulls at each vent to dump air, the i3 system uses one simple lever, fixed to the BC on the left hip. When the lever is pulled up, air is transferred from the diver's tank into jacket, making it more buoyant. Conversely, pushing the lever down opens both an upper and lower one-way air valve simultaneously releasing air from the BC.
By utilizing a push rod system, as opposed to hydraulics or pneumatics, Aqua Lung's i3 is the most reliable integrated system for perfect buoyancy. It is also the industry's most streamlined design. The small lever, positioned where the left hand naturally rests, can be used with just the thumb and forefinger. The jacket features Flat E-valve technology for the two dump valves. This innovation reduces drag in the water and maintains the jacket's low-profile.
The intuitive i3 system is available in the Sea Quest Pro QD, Aqua Lung's most popular BC. The Pro QD is a heavy-duty, yet lightweight, BC rich with features including the SURELOCK mechanical weight release system and patented swivel buckles for the best comfort and fit.
The i3 system in the Pro QD buoyancy compensator is available starting in December from all Aqua Lung dealers across the country. The system retails for $645. The Pro QD with the traditional inflation and dump system will still be available as well for divers who prefer to control each dump valve individually. For specific stores carrying Sea Quest and Aqua Lung products, log onto www.aqualung.com or call (760) 597-5000.
About Aqua Lung
For 60 years, Aqua Lung's name has been synonymous with innovation in the scuba diving world. With its deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung's award winning products have advanced the scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming experience for enthusiasts and professionals all over the world.
Aqua Lung introduced the world to SCUBA diving with the invention of the Aqualung, a compact pressure regulator developed by the pioneering ocean explorer Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Since then, growth has continued with the acquisition of several leading companies that share Aqua Lung's innovative spirit. Today, those brands include Sea Quest, Deep See, U.S. Divers, Apeks, Aqua Sphere and Stohlquist.
Aqua Lung's long history in the dive industry, award-winning products cited for quality and innovation and the expertise of its companies, has led to high demand for its equipment for recreational, technical and military applications in more than 30 countries.
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