Dive and Swim

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LAR-5 UBA Comparison

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Draeger LAR-5 UBA, and LAR-5 UBA Mod 2 comparison.

Made in Germany, LAR-5 UBA is one of the most famous pure oxygen military rebreathers. It is always an icon of the US Navy SEAL. It is a simple operative, and highly reliable system. This apparatus is completely bubble-free with a low gas consumption. Typically designed for use in shallow water (less than 21 fsw). It is intended as a rapid insertion / extraction UBA for combat swimmers, also suits for recon, and EOD missions.

Photos on the left showing the comparison of the original LAR-V model (green bottle), and the current LAR-V mod 2 model. Mod 2 model has a bigger oxygen cylinder, an upgraded valve / regulator, and an upgraded top gauge. Some Mod 2 models come with nylon body harness, and nylon gas cylinder fixation straps with a plastic ladderloc.






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LAV-7 Rebreather

LAR VII non-magnetic rebreather. It can be configured into semi-closed or closed circuit rebreather. It is a mixed-gas closed-circuit diving apparatus facilitates long and deep diving operations. The Dräger LAR7 has two supply-tanks and can be switched between Nitrox-SCR- and Oxygen-CCR-Mode on the fly, that means it provides bubble free diving in shallow water and bubble reduced diving in the Nitrox- depth range. The module with the Oxygen-tank, counterlung, scrubber etc. can also be transferred to the divers back. On the right hand side you see the ABLJ's safety-inflation-bottle, a piece of equipment that no diver should cut out. 

Info from: Drager website and readers.




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LAR-6 Rebreather

LAR VI Rebreather. It is a closed circuit oxygen diving apparatus for use in special operations. LAR VI is designed in compliance with STANG 2897 class "A" for none Magnetic signatures. LAR VI is the successor of the LAR V most widely used within NATO and allied countries and has proven its simplicity and reliability. Depending on oxygen uptake the diving apparatus has an endurance of up to 4 hours even in cold water.

Info from Drager website, and reader.



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FGTII military rebreather. Semi closed diving apparatus for MCM operations Comply to STANAG 2897 Class A.

Pictures from original manufacturer newsletter.


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Combat Diver Lanyard

Combat Diver lanyard. This is the exact lanyard used by USMC or SEAL combat divers. The coiled lanyard keeps instrument close to the diver when buckle up. Once the lanyard is un-buckled, it extends easily when instrument is in use. Ideal for gauges, lights, cameras, catch bags, technical gear, and the compass board. The lanyard can also be used in any kind of rigs.

Picture from USMC demo.



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SEAL Camo Dry Suit  

Navy SEAL Woodland Camo Dry Suit. 

Picture: from a reader.


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Waterproof Rucksack  

Military waterproof rucksack for underwater special operations. Unit contains waterproof zipper, external pockets, ALICE rucksack frame. Buoyancy of the rucksack is controlled by compress air supply or oral inflation system. The rucksack is designed to carry 60 lbs of equipment. It remains waterproof to depths greater than 70 feet of water.

Info: from manufacturer.


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Waterproof Utility Pouch  

Military waterproof utility pouch. Equipped with waterproof zipper, oral inflation tube, and cover.

Pictures: from reader.


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Military Camo Wetsuit  

Military camo wetsuit of US combat divers. 2 pieces design, oblique zipper and shoulder pouch. 

Pictures: from readers.


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Limpet Mine  

Limpet mine, a standard equipment of the SEAL combat divers. It is a highly explosive used for disabling and destroying surface vessels. 

Pictures and info: from US Navy Demo.


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LAR-V Rebreather

Military LAR-V rebreather, the well-known oxygen closed circuit rebreather of US combat divers, e.g. Navy SEALs. This apparatus is completely bubble-free with a low gas consumption. 

Pictures taken at a US surplus store.


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Pictures show the upgraded version of LAR-V  rebreather, currently used by US Navy SEALs. It has a larger volume oxygen gas cylinder.

Pictures taken at US Navy Demo.


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Secumar Vest of LAR-V

Secumar vest of LAR-V life preserver. Horse collar style, equipped with two high pressure gas cylinder for inflation. Currently used by US Navy SEALs and US combat divers.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo.



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Life Preserver of LAR-V

The new military life preserver of LAR-V. It is a horse collar type life preserver with waist and crotch straps. The life preserver can be inflated by means of high pressure air supply bottles, CO2 inflators, SCUBA regulator. It is currently used by US Navy SEALs, USMC combat divers.

Pictures: from distributor of the manufacturer. 



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Military Diver Navigation Broad

Military underwater navigation broad, currently used by US combat divers.

The broad integrates with a compact depth gauge, a G-shock watch, an underwater compass, and a built-in adjustable chem-light holder.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo.


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Combat Swim Broad  

Combat swim broad, smaller and lighter than the diver navigation board. it's compact design makes it easier to deploy with.

Information from: Manufacturer newsletter.


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Military Depth Gauge  

Current depth gauges of US Navy SEALs.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo and dive store.


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Dive Compass

Military dive compass of US Navy SEALs.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo and dive store.



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Dive Masks

Pictures show the various type of dive mask used by US Navy SEALs.



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Military Full Face Mask  

Pictures show the US military Full Face Mask (FFS). Currently used by US Navy SEALs and US combat divers. FFM functions well in sewage and protects the diver's face.

Pictures from magazines and manufacturer newsletters.



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Military Wetsuit

Military wetsuit of US Navy SEALs, horizontal front zip shorty wetsuit, with face seal titanium hood which has ear phone pocket.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo.



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Military Jump suit

One of the jumpsuit used by US Navy SEALs, front zip wetsuit. Features: arm pocket at left forearm, knife pouch at inner right calf, utility pocket at right front thigh, protective knee pads and spine pad. 

Military dive hood (bottom right).




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Dive Gloves

One of the dive gloves used by US Navy SEALs. Titanium lined five finger glove, alligator Velcro wrist strap, prebent palm and fingers.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo.


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Dive Boots  

Pictures show some of the dive boots used of US Navy SEALs. Round toe boot, heel and toe support.



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SEAL Dive Boots  

Early dive boots of US Navy SEALs.

Pictures: from a SEAL Veteran.



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SEAL Dive Boots  

Early dive boots of US Navy SEALs.

Picture: from a SEAL Veteran.



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SEAL Coral Boots  

Coral boots of US Navy SEALs.

Picture: from a SEAL Veteran.



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Current workboot of US Navy SEALs and rescue agencies. Uppers of the lace-up mesh, neoprene, and synthetic leather provide superior ankle support and a secure fit. Plastic 2 mm midsole shim delivers sturdy protection from sharp rocks and the 7mm insole cushions your feet comfortably. Self draining, quick-drying, they float! SEALs members wear dive fins over the workboot during operations.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo.



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Weight Belt  

Pictures shows the dive weight belt used by US Navy SEALs.

Pictures: from US Navy Demo and dive store.



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Dive Fins

Pictures show the various dive fins used by US Navy SEALs.



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Combat Waterproof Bags  

Combat waterproof bags. Bags are produced from 420-denier junior ballistic urethane coated pac-cloth, sewn, and double heat vulcanized. All bags equipped with air/gas/water tight zipper, and oral inflator. These bags are currently used by US combat divers, Navy SEALs, are other US Special Forces.

Pictures: Weapon bag, backpack, gas mask bag and etc.

Information: from manufacturer newsletter and shows.



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Dive Knife  

One of the titanium dive knife used by US Navy SEALs, high abrasion resistant beta alloy, professional serrated edges, hammer handle, latch release rustproof. 


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Dive Knife

Stainless steel dive knife of US Navy SEALs. 7" blade, 420-stainless steel, serrated, heavy stainless butt cap.

Information: from a historian of US Navy SEAL.



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Dive Tape

Secure and fix any pieces of equipment under water.


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