What you need to know
On this page are all of the things you need to know before purchasing or learning to dive a rebreather. It is the consumer's responsibility to read and understand all of these documents.
Training and Quality Assurance process
Instructor - Registration & Course Evaluation Information
Warning! This is not a joke!
Participation in rebreather diving can result in serious injury or death!
Before beginning your dive you must consider all the risks involved. All rebreathers consist of hundreds of parts, which will eventually fail. Careful maintenance, assembly, and testing will not prevent a failure from happening. At best it will only delay the failure. This rebreather is not in any way automatic. It requires constant monitoring, a complete awareness of the potential problems likely to be encountered, and a full knowledge of how to deal with whatever problems may arise. If you do not have the proper dive training, well-maintained equipment, good physical condition, with a proper mindset, don’t dive this rebreather.
The person who conducts the required pre-dive testing of the rebreather is ultimately responsible for the proper functioning of their rebreather. The pre-dive test should never be delegated to anyone other than the operator of the unit. If the diver is unable to properly maintain, assemble, and disassemble his / her own rebreather for any reason, be it lack of training or physical condition, they should not be diving the unit.
Every diver has the final responsibility for his / her personal safety, training, and actions while using the rebreather. Regardless of the training and experience of the diver and the reliability of the rebreather the risk of serious injury and or death can never be reduced to zero.
The user’s operations and maintenance manuals are not designed to replace the required diver training on this rebreather. The diver must complete and pass an authorized sanctioned training course offered by a professional training agency and taught by a certified instructor for that agency. This course must provide the proper training for the maintenance, testing, and over all operations of the rebreather. Carrying adequate bailout gas and having the training and skills necessary to utilize the bailout system can reduce, but never eliminate, the risk of equipment failure.
Dive at your own risk!
KISS Rebreathers Product Warranty
The KISS Rebreather LLC., rebreathers, boosters, displays and mouthpieces are warranted for the period of 1 year. All warranty and service work should be returned to our warehouse.
The warranty applies to the original owner only.
Mistreatment or neglect of the products will void the warranty.
Parts not covered by the warranty are batteries and sensors.
Circuit boards and meters sold separately (without the case) are not covered under the warranty.
Completed liability waivers must be on file for the rebreather warranty to be valid.
Modifications to the KISS rebreather will void the warranty. Only approved modifications are allowed.
We are unable to determine if the parts are covered by the warranty until they have been inspected.
Procedures for warranty work
Prior to shipping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of the shipment. We will send you a warranty/service form which will need to be filled in and returned with your item. This form can also be obtained from the KISS website at www.kissrebreathers.com
Your product should be returned to us with the following items:
A copy of your original purchase receipt.
The warranty/service form.
Carefully box up the items being returned. KISS Rebreather LLC is not responsible for any damage incurred during shipping. Ensure that the items are properly padded and shipped in a strong box, and also that it is well sealed. (Don’t forget to insert the above mentioned paperwork!) Please write in large clear letters, WARRANTY RETURN, MADE IN USA on the outside of the parcel and on any paperwork. This is important as otherwise USA Customs will charge us a brokerage fee and duties.
The parcel may be shipped via the post office or a courier. All shipments must be prepaid and insured. Any fees that KISS Rebreather LLC incurs must be paid for by the shipper. This includes duties and brokerage fees for the item re-entering the USA. Note that if you ship via a courier such as UPS or Federal Express, there will be a brokerage fee, even if there are no duties. While there may be no charges for the warranty work, this brokerage fee must be paid for by the shipper.