The Poseidon team is beginning a cross-country demo for the world’s first recreational rebreather, the Discovery MkVI.
The team is going to be offering free, open to the public, try-dives with the MkVI at each location. The 2011 tour has 16 sites across the country.
Since its inception in 1958, Poseidon has been recognized as a world leading manufacturer of diving regulators and other high quality diving products. With a quest to solve a range of diving related problems, the founder Ingvar Elfström presented several innovative products in Poseidon’s early years. With its recent launch of the fully automatic rebreather, the Poseidon Discovery, Poseidon has reclaimed its position as the most innovative diving goods manufacturer.
In April, Poseidon, a dive-gear manufacturer out of Sweden, announced it will be the diving partner in Virgin Oceanic’s historic expedition to explore the world’s deepest ocean trenches. Headed by Virgin Group’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, the Five Dives Expedition will take a special solo-piloted submarine to the deepest points in each of the world’s five oceans, starting with the deepest of all – the Pacific’s Mariana Trench later in 2011.
Poseidon’s engineers will help develop the submarine’s primary breathing system, and the company’s fully automatic rebreather – the Poseidon Discovery – has already been selected as back-up breathing system for the underwater vessel.