Poseidon has released information regarding the upgrade for the Discovery MKVI rebreather.
So now we can finally dive with trimix on the unit, and do deco.
The announcement can be read here: Press Announcement or below the images of the unit.
Personally I am going for the 60 meter trimix upgrade.
Rebreather Technical Upgrades Program
Poseidon Diving Systems announced today their program for technical upgrades of the Discovery MK VI rebreather. The program will deliver 3 key upgrades: 40M Deco, 45M Tri-Mix and 60M Tri-Mix. All current owners of Discovery MK VIs will be able to use these upgrades as they become available.
Poseidon’s tech upgrade program has been designed with 2 key objectives in mind:
- To allow all existing and future Discovery MK VI owners to expand the performance range of their MKVIs beyond the recreational envelope, should they wish to do so
- To enable Dive Instructors to teach both recreational and technical courses on the MK VI
40M Deco: Firmware upgrade, using air as diluent
45M Tri-Mix: Firmware upgrade, using Normoxic Tri-Mix as diluent, with a choice of helium fractions
60M Tri-Mix: Firmware and hardware upgrade, allowing for manual addition
Upgrade pricing and availability will be announced at DEMA in November, along with certification levels required for each upgrade. All current and future Discovery MK VI owners will be able to use these upgrades.
Founded in Sweden in 1958, Poseidon has been a leader in innovation, quality and safety in the diving industry for over 50 years. Poseidon’s revolutionary recreational rebreather, the Discovery MKVI, allows recreational divers to enjoy the many great benefits of rebreathers. Benefits include tripling average dive time, warm breathing gas and silent, bubble-free operation that allows divers to become part of the underwater environment and not just visitors.