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Suunto Recall A Limited Quantity Of High Pressure Rubber Hoses

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A limited batch of the high pressure rubber hoses used with Suunto air integrated dive computers, dive computer combos and analog combos has unfortunately been identified to have defective hose material which may impact the durability of the hose.

This defect may cause the high pressure rubber hose to leak or rupture leading to loss of breathing gas at higher than anticipated rate which may result in severe injury or death.

Suunto announces a limited quantity safety recall of high pressure rubber hoses as identified below.

Identification of the affected high pressure rubber hoses:

  • Black rubber outer covering on hose
  • Marked with text 5000 PSIG PRESSURE TESTED – MADE IN USA
  • Hose diameter approximately 12,5 mm (1/2 inch) and length approximately 84 cm (33 inch)
  • Manufacturing batch code 1812 printed

High pressure rubber hose recall

This recall applies only to the specific 1812 batch of the high pressure rubber hoses. Other high pressure rubber hoses are not impacted and need not to be replaced.

The following products using this high pressure rubber hose may be affected: Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 pressure gauge and gauge combos, as well as Vyper and Zoop when purchased as combo products.

To date, there have been no known injuries related to this issue. It is mandatory that all affected products are returned for a hose change.

Suunto have apologised for the inconvenience, and asks all customers who have purchased a product using the above-mentioned high pressure rubber hose after 11/2012 to investigate their product immediately. If the high-pressure rubber hose in your product has the identification details listed above, diving is prohibited. Return the product immediately to your nearest Suunto Dive authorized dealer for a hose change free of charge.

Return instructions for affected products (hoses with production lot code “1812”)

1. Bring your product to the nearest Suunto Dive authorized dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for a hose change.

2. In the US and EU you can also use the Suunto Online Service Request www.suunto.com/servicerequest to get your product picked up and delivered for the hose change.

Customer support contact details can be found at the Suunto Support site.

Product codes for potentially affected Suunto products

SS005100200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE BULK
SS005100300 SM-36/4000 W/HOSE W/ SLEEVE BULK
SS005101200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/O SLEEVE BULK
SS005108200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE
SS005108300 SM-36/4000 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE
SS005240200 CB-ONE/300 COMBO
SS005240300 CB-ONE/4000 COMBO
SS005249210 CB-2 IN LINE/300/45 COMBO
SS005249220 CB-2 IN LINE/300/70 COMBO
SS005249330 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/150 COMBO
SS005249340 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/230 COMBO
SS005267200 CB-2 IN LINE/300/VYPER COMBO
SS005267300 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/VYPER COMBO
SS005402000 COBRA
SS015974000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP YELLOW COMBO
SS015975000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP YELLOW COMBO
SS016427000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP ORANGE COMBO
SS016428000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP ORANGE COMBO
SS018403000 COBRA W/ QR AND USB
SS018536000 COBRA3 BLACK W/ QR AND USB
SS018537000 COBRA3 BLACK
SS018661000 CB-TWO/4000/7 COMBO NH
SS018662000 CB-TWO/4000/7 COMBO SH
SS018663000 CB-TWO/300/7 COMBO NH
SS018664000 CB-TWO/300/7 COMBO SH
SS018665000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO NH
SS018666000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO SH
SS018667000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/150/7 COMBO NH
SS018668000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/150/7 COMBO SH
SS018669000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO NH
SS018670000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO SH
SS018671000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/45/7 COMBO NH
SS018672000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/45/7 COMBO SH
SS018681000 CB-DBL IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO NH
SS018682000 CB-DBL IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO NH
SS018683000 CB-DBL 300/7 COMBO NH
SS018684000 CB-DBL 4000/7 COMBO NH
SS018685000 CB-COBRA/7 NH
SS018686000 CB-COBRA/Q/USB/7 NH
SS019541000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/VYPER COMBO W/ USB
SS019542000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/VYPER COMBO W/ USB
SS019545000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP BLACK COMBO
SS019546000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP BLACK COMBO
SS0K5165000 HP HOSE 33inch

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Diving with… Ana and Miguel, Siladen Resort & Spa, Indonesia

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In this ongoing series, we speak to the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…


What is your name?

Ana and Miguel

What is the name of your business?

Siladen Resort & Spa

What is your role within the business?

Co owners and General Managers

How long has the business operated for?

Almost 20 years.

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

Miguel has dived since 1993 and Ana has dived since 2002. We are both Open Water Scuba Instructors.

What is your favorite type of diving?

We love all dive types, especially wall diving for the wonderful corals and looking out into the blue wondering what other animals will come up next. But as an UW photographer and videographer we both love critter hunting in the sandy slopes. We are both very fond of night dives as we always find interesting animals and different behaviour.

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

We have a wonderful location in the heart of Bunaken National Park and we have an amazing team that provides the best service to each guest. We are a fun dive resort; we constantly strive to be as sustainable as possible and safety is our number one priority. If you like sea turtles and beautiful coral reefs you cannot miss this area for diving or snorkelling.

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

If we have to choose one wall we would say Mandolin as it has beautiful and healthy corals with a wonderful and shallow reef top. We love to search for turtles in the overhangs, look for long nose hawkfish in the black coral bushes, admire the schooling snappers, and spend a long safety stop on the coral gardens on the top that are full of anthias. For critter hunting and night dives we both love Bolung. Here we can find frogfish, ghostpipefishes and nudibranchs, plus at night we often find decorator crabs, octopus and even stargazers on its white sandy slope.

What types of diving are available in your location?

There are very shallow coral reefs surrounding all five islands within Bunaken National Parkpark — beyond the shallow reef, the seabed drops away very quickly, forming the beautiful walls that Bunaken is famed for. Many of these walls are vertical with huge caverns and overhangs, however some are more gentle slopes that allow more reef building corals to form. On the North Sulawesi mainland there are black sand sites that allow amazing muck diving. Close by, we also have white sand sites, which offer some beautiful coral reefs and gentle slopes. There is even a fairly intact (entirely sponge encrusted) wreck within easy access of the resort.

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

Working together in a dive resort that welcomes divers and snorkellers from around the world and sharing with them our passion for diving, snorkeling and uw photography and video is a great pleasure. Besides we have the privilege to dive and snorkel at world class sites every week.

What is your favorite underwater creature?

We both love cephalopods in general for their intelligence, capacity to camouflage, change colors and patterns…. We are fortunate enough to have many encounters with cephalopods in this area, from the tiny bobtail squid to the wonderful broadclub cuttlefish, the flamboyant cuttlefish, squids and Ana even filmed reef octopus mating. We could watch cephalopods for ever. And although we see them often, Ana has a soft spot for turtles.

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

The biggest problem we all face as divers and nature lovers is climate change and pollution. We need to work on these issues locally but even more importantly we need to address these issues worldwide.

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

Yes, we clean our beach daily and we organise very frequent island clean-ups. Not only do we clean this area, but we also separate the garbage trying to send as much as we possibly can to be recycled. We often have activities together with local school children to help bring awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution. We reduce our single plastic use as much as possible and all our vegetables and fruit peel leftovers are composted. We also protect the nests of turtles that hatch on our beach.

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

We are partnering with Coral Eye Resort in Bangka Island so that guests can have the best service in the best areas of North Sulawesi. We are getting one more boat; we want to make sure our boats are never crowded, besides we keep working to maintain and improve all our facilities.

How do you see the SCUBA / Freediving / snorkeling industry overall? What changes would you make?

The industry is doing well and I am happy to see that there are more and more avid snorkellers and not only scuba divers. We would like to see more ocean protection worldwide to ensure the future generations get to enjoy the beautiful reef corals and marine life around the world.

Finally, what would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

We give you a chance to explore some of the best snorkelling and diving sites in the world while providing you with comfortable accommodation, wonderful food and the best service. Staying in Siladen Resort & Spa you can do up to four dives or snorkelling sessions every day with very experienced guides, while staying in a safe and comfortable resort that aims to provide the best service to each guest.

Where can our visitors find out more about your business?

Visit our website www.siladen.com, find us on Instagram and Facebook (Siladen Resort & Spa) and contact us:

reservations@siladen.com

WA +62 811 44300641

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Jeff chats to… Paul Cox, CEO of the Shark Trust about the Big Shark Pledge (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Paul Cox, CEO of the Shark Trust UK about the Big Shark Pledge.

The Big Shark Pledge aims to build one of the biggest campaigning communities in the history of shark conservation. To put pressure on governments and fisheries. And make the positive changes required to safeguard awesome sharks and rays.

Find out more at: www.bigsharkpledge.org and www.sharktrust.org.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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