scrimp on important “safety” life support?
It is called a “safe” second for a vital reason – it
is intended to get a diver safely out of an emergency situation.
Atomic Aquatics believes that safe seconds are just as important,
if not more so, than your primary regulator. Although rarely used,
in some ways it is your most important piece of equipment.
You may never need to use it, but it must perform flawlessly
when you do turn to it. Are you using an old primary, a hand-me-down
or buying a cheap second stage for your backup? In an emergency
situation, your safe second should breathe just as easily and
just as well as your primary. After all, you or your buddy could
be panicked or stressed so why add to that by struggling for
a breath from an inferior regulator. The quality of your safe
should be equal to your primary. If cost is your foremost consideration,
it could turn out to be false economy if you are in a tight spot
and your second does not perform due to misuse or neglect.
Octo – The
traditional method for air sharing is to offer your safe
second to your buddy while keeping your primary securely
in place. Every Atomic Octo is designed to breathe as easily
as a primary.
(bottom) – Air-sharing with the Atomic
SS1 requires the diver to switch to the SS1 and offer
their primary to their buddy. The SS1 breathes as easily
as the primary and allows the diver to control buoyancy.
The SS1 For A Sleeker Profile
More convenience and easier swimming
The SS1 combines the functions of the inflator and octopus regulator
into a single unit. This reduces the overall bulk and weight of
your dive gear; eliminates hoses, and places your back-up regulator
in a fixed, familiar location. This time proven concept is a convenient
and efficient alternative to the dedicated octopus second stage.