Product Information

KISS Sidekick Rebreather mCCR

The mCCR version ships with a standard closed-circuit rebreather mouthpiece (DSV). (Note: This is the only CCR model offered by KISS Rebreathers that does not include a BOV.) Other changes include the addition of a MAV (the same used in all KISS CCR’s) for controlling oxygen addition to the loop.  (Note: The low pressure hose feeding the manual oxygen addition system must be secured to a first stage with the KISS delrin plug installed.)

To provide reliable, real-time PO2 monitoring, the Sidekick CCR uses the same triple oxygen cell configuration as other KISS CCR models. These cells are wired to a Fischer cable, or as an optional up-grade, can be hardwired to a Shearwater Petrel computer.  This unit is compatible with Trimix.

As the name indicates, the KISS Sidekick is a streamlined, lightweight rebreather system that has been designed specifically for side-mount diving applications.

This system was created in response to the needs of cave divers and explorers working in situations where back-mounted rebreather’s create a hindrance for negotiating tight restrictions. In these situations, the Sidekick becomes the obvious choice as a stand-alone rebreather. Due to it’s compact size and mounting position, it can also be carried as a bailout rebreather (BOB) system.

The most striking feature of the Sidekick is its small size. Without the loop hoses, the unit measures 21.25 inches (54 cm) in length by 7.25 inches (18.4 cm) in diameter. This compact profile, combined with the unit’s simplicity of design and reliable mechanical operation make it well suited for use as a side mount GEM SCR or CCR rebreather, bailout rebreather or simply as an add on gas extender, with none or very few modifications required to fill all of these roles.

Like all KISS systems the Sidekick is a mechanical rebreather, so there are no electronics controlling the gas addition to the system. Its unique design places both the head and scrubber inside a large single counterlung, which in turn is housed within and protected by a cylindrical shaped stainless frame. The Scrubber head is a single chamber that holds three sensors. It is fitted with 2 hose attachment towers for the loop hoses, gas addition fitting(s), ADV and exhaust valve.

AII Oxygen Sensors for Tank Checking Analysers

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Analytic Industries Inc O2 Sensors for Tank Checking Analyzers

AII Oxygen sensors for rebreathers

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AII Oxygen sensors for rebreathers

Shearwater Petrel OC/CC Dive Computer Video

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SANTI Size Chart

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Santi Size Chart

SANTI Video Instructions
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Santi Undersuit measurement form

To send us your measurements for either the Santi Undersuits.

Please fill in the form by clicking on this link below.

Enter all measurements in cms – please note you cannot save the form – you need to print the measurements off and send it to us.

Santi Undersuit Measurement Form

Santi: How to take measurements

WE PROVIDE NEW WAY OF MEASUREMENT:

  • ARM LENGTH OUTER – we measure form wrist to the center back point
  • BODY TRUNK – we measure from the bottom neck through the crotch to the center back point
  • THIGH LENGTH – we measure from the crotch point to the center of knee
  • LADIES WAIST LINE – we measure in the lowest circumference
  • LADIES BACK HIGH (ADDITIONAL) – from the center back point to the waistline 

IMPORTANT:

  • Please note that the dimensions with “*” should be measured at the widest circumference
  • Please note that LADIES WAIST LINE should be measured at the LOWEST circumference
  • Please read descriptions carefullyFor more information please read the form below:

Santi Measurement Form for Men and Women

Santi Drysuit measurement form

To send us your measurements for either the Santi Drysuits Enduro or Espace

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Enter all measurements in cms – please note you cannot save the form – you need to print the measurements off and send it to us.

Santi Dry Suit Measurement Form

What are the Santi guarantees?

All Santi products are guaranteed for 12 months and our Dry suits – for 3 years against workmanship and its tightness with the exception of neck seal and wrist seals (manshets) – 6-month guarantee from the date of purchase; dry zip and valves – 12-month guarantee from the date of purchase.

We dive ourselves and treat our customers seriously, that is why we can do small corrections (even if the correction has not been implied by producer’s fault) practically for life of the equipment.

How to choose a Santi undersuit?

Here are guidelines on how to choose the correct Santi undersuit for your needs.

Undersuit model suggested Type of dry diving suit
under neoprene under neoprene skompr tegumentary
Summer Undersuit X
Undersuit CDS 40 X X X
Undersuit CS 150 X
Undersuit BZ 200 X X
Undersuit BZ 400 X

 

Undersuit model suggested
for diving suit tegumentary
water temperature
0 – 7 ° C 7 – 14 ° C > 14 ° C
Summer Undersuit X
Undersuit CDS 40 X
Undersuit CS 150 X
Undersuit BZ 200 X
Undersuit BZ 400 X
What are the dimensions for Santi underwear?

These are the dimensions.

MEN’S UNDERWEAR SIZES – in Centimeters
S-48 M-50 L-52 XL-54 XXL-56
HEIGHT 166-171 172-177 178-183 184-189 190-195
CHEST MEASUREMENT 93-96 95-100 100-105 106-111 112-117
WAIST MEASUREMENT 77-82 83-88 89-94 95-110 111-116
HIPS MEASUREMENT 90-94 95-99 100-105 106-111 112-117
LEG LENGTH 72-74 75-78 79-82 83-86 87-90
What are the dimensions for Santi Undersuits

These are the dimensions.

MEN’S SANTI Undersuits & Dry Suits SIZES – in Centimeters
XS-46 S-48 M-50 L-52 XL-54 XXL-56 XXXL-58
HEIGHT 160-165 166-171 172-177 178-183 184-189 190-195 190-195
CHEST MEASUREMENT 85-92 93-96 95-100 100-105 106-111 112-117 118-123
WAIST MEASUREMENT 71-76 77-82 83-88 89-94 95-110 111-116 116-121
HIPS MEASUREMENT 85-89 90-94 95-99 100-105 106-111 112-117 118-123
CROTCH TO FLOOR LENGTH 69-71 72-74 75-78 79-82 83-86 87-90 91-94
Care instructions for Thinsulate

How to care for your undersuit:
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What is Thinsulate?

Thinsulate™ Insulation is made of micro fibers that are 1/1000th the size of a human hair. In the same space there are 1.000 Thinsulate™ micro fibers or 10 fibers of any other synthetic insulation. This means that effective area of Thinsulate™ micro fibers is 314.000 square millimeters, while the others – only 31.400 square millimeters. This thermal insulation is the most effective one (weight and size to warmth ratio) among all known ones at the moment.

Kinds of Thinsulate™ insulation Santi use:
B-200, B-400
CS-100, CS-150, CS-200, CS-250
Undersuits with Thinsulate™ CS-100 are recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer
CS-200 for deep diving
CS-150 has features of both CS-100 and CS-200 insulations, and that is why it is the most versatile one
CS-250 for extreme diving
THL-1, THL-2, THL-3 also known as Thinsulate™ Lite Loft.
Used by DUI company in 2004. It has the lowest weight to warmth ratio
FX-100 – Thinsulate™ – elastic, so-called Flex.
The main advantage is its elasticity, which gives exceptional elbow room.
FX-100 – recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer.
FX-200 – for deep diving.

Thinsulate™ B-200 and B-400 have the best insulation ability and are certified (so-called US Navy approval) and used by US Navy. It is resistant to pressure, so it can be used for commercial and military diving.
Most of the European companies with a top producer C.Bear use Thinsulate™ CS group, while American and Canadian producers use B, FX and THL groups.
The kind of Thinsulate? used depends on water temperature, diving time, intensification, diving depth, etc.

Thinsulate™ from the B, C, THL and FX groups are water resistant, because it absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water and even in damp conditions it retains its insulating ability. It is a fully breathable material, giving optimal thermal comfort to a human body.
Thinsulate™ from the CS group should be quilted in widths of 10-25 cm (or 30-45 cm panels) or laminated. In case of quilting the insulation ability decreases by about 30%. You should remember that the more reduced the thickness of the fabric, the more decreased insulating ability. There is no such problem with the B group, but it is recommended to quilt B 400.

Materials used to make the outside layer: Taslan, Suplex, Pertex, Tactel – different kinds of high-class polyester fabrics.
Materials used for linings: different kinds of soft polyester fabrics, Treviva Microtherm, fleece.

What is CLO?  CLO is the measure of the ability of an insulation to keep you warm.  The CLO unit is defined as the amount of clothing required by a resting subject to be comfortable at a room temperature of 21°C (70°F), relative humidity <50% and air movement 20 ft/min19 If you are familiar with the tog rating system, 1.5 tog = CLO.9,16

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