XLDS Gauge Comparator

The Dive Lab Pressure Gauge Comparison System was developed to accommodate comparison of all XLDS system gauges in place without the need for removing gauges from the system. The Gauge Comparator System can be used to compare other gauges as well, using the various adapters supplied with the system. The main advantages of this system is not having to physically remove the gauges, which reduces wear and tear on fittings, eliminates shipping and downtime due to shipping, minimizes contamination of components from system generated contamination.

Click on the link below to get the Dive Lab Pressure Gauge Comparator System Manual using the Kirby Morgan KMAC Diving Console.
Dive Lab Gauge Comparator for KMACS Diving Console

Umbilical Test Manifold Manual

This informational guide was written to provide information and support for users of the thermo plastic 1⁄4” lightweight umbilical assemblies used with the Extreme Lightweight Diving System (XLDS).

Scuba Regulator Freezing: The Chilling Facts
Scuba Regulator Freezing: The Chilling Facts

Over the past 35 – 40 years as self-contained underwater breathing equipment has evolved, and grown, SCUBA regulator breathing performance has improved four fold resulting in demand regulators that can flow more air allowing greater breathing rates.

Contaminated Diving

Contaminated Water Diving

Dive Lab and Kirby Morgan get a lot of inquires / questions from divers about what kind of chemicals and contamination the KMDSI helmets can protect against, and what can be done to minimize water exposure…

Surface Supply Requirements
Surface Supply Requirements

This document was written by Dive Lab, Inc., for Kirby Morgan Diving Systems Inc., to assist users of KMDSI products in obtaining the maximum performance from their equipment.

Surface Supplied Emergency Breathing

Emergency breathing is probably best defined as being able to breathe when your normal supply or breathing system has been interrupted or lost. The loss of your primary breathing supply can be sudden and dramatic, or it can sneak up slowly. Regardless, if you survive a loss of gas incident it can be a life altering experience that will change the way you dive from that point on.

Accident Chain of Custody Guidelines

Accident Chain of Custody Guidelines

The guidelines and recommendations herein were developed to aid persons in securing and maintain a chain of custody for man worn diving helmets, full face masks and associated equipment following a diving fatality or serious diving accident/incident so that a proper investigation can be conducted…

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Dive Lab Basic Emergency Procedures

Basic Emergency Procedures

The emergency procedures listed are primarily intended as the diver’s first response to a situation or event that could be life threatening if swift immediate action is not taken. All emergency procedures assume that the helmet is being dived with two independent breathing supplies to the diver umbilical so that one is in use, and one is in standby…

Regulator Performance

Scuba regulators have come a long way since the days of the old double hose design of the 1950’s. Today even the low budget units breathe with far less effort than the best of the old time regulators. Modern regulators have gotten good, really good. Space age materials, computer numerical machining, and modern manufacturing techniques have done wonders for breathing performance, reliability, and maintainability.