I just dove my Sport KISS for seven glorious days aboard Sea Hunter at Cocos Island (Island of the sharks). Most of the dives were pretty deep (137’ max for me) and I experienced strong surge, sharp rocks, and some violent jostling on the deco line. And of course lots o’ sharks.
My unit, #146 did not so much as suffer a hiccup at this rather severe and isolated location known for strong currents, limited visibility, and extreme diving conditions. I brought along a few spares but needed not a one. My unit also fell off a bench with a loud bang, flush onto the deck, and nothing cracked, broke, or bent. It was little embarrassing to have 18 heads swivel in my direction though… I continue to be impressed with the virtually effortless WOB during the heavy exertion of pushing a big fat video rig against the current. I feel utterly safe on this rebreather and love the easy maintenance, back mounted counter lungs, reliability, and low weight.
There were nine other Sports onboard and as far as I know not one experienced a failure of any kind. You make a great product and your company’s customer service is as good as any in the world.
Steve Clark Films
"I learnt to dive in 1972. Technology has certainly changed the face of diving over those years. I am now a recreational and technical Instructor Trainer for several different certifying agencies. In 2007 I took the big step of learning to dive an electronic rebreather (eCCR). Being controlled and at the mercy of a solenoid was a far cry from OC. I had a few problems with the eCCR and eventually lost confidence with it.
A friend who dives the KISS Sport suggested I look at a KISS Classic and my research showed it had what I was looking, for so I bought one. The purists warned me that that it was a bad step backwards. Diving with the Classic has proven to be fun, stress free and a lot easier than an eCCR. The Classic mCCR is just so safe and simple to learn, setup, use and maintain compared to an eCCR. What appeals to me is I get the same three hours underwater that the eCCR divers do and the ability to dive shallow or to 75m. This machine offers the best CCR buoyancy control in the shallows that I am aware of. KISS is an easy stress free step-up from OC. It also comes with factory fitted safety features that many eCCRs do not have.
I enjoyed dealing with Jetsam Technologies Ltd to the point that I have become a New Zealand Dealer for them. They are a dynamic company with a fantastic product range. Kim answered all my many questions patiently and fully. I would recommend the KISS Sport or Classic to anyone who has safety, performance and reliability uppermost in their minds. This is one KISS that doesn’t make your heart beat faster."