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M-48 SuperMask

The patented Kirby Morgan SuperMask® is a lightweight modular full face mask that allows for easy and rapid adaptation to various self contained underwater breathing apparatuses as well as surface supplied systems.

The mask frame and rigid components are made of high impact plastic. The face seal is made of the highest quality silicone and conforms to the diver's face. The modular removable mouth pod is designed to quickly interchange allowing the diver multiple breathing gas options. The mask is also designed to accept various wireless communications configurations.

The removable lower pod is a feature unique to the Kirby Morgan® M-48 Modular Full Face Masks. When diving, the pod is easily removed and replaced on the mask for diver capability to buddy-breathe, use a snorkel or an octopus or perform an "in water" gas switch.

With the pod sealed to the mask, the flexible, silicone pod cover allows the diver to quickly place the regulator mouthpiece into the mouth or dive with it free of the mouth for communications. With the mouthpiece in the mouth, the regulator may be used without the pod being sealed to the mask.

Configurations

    • Part # 805-010
      with 200-130
      M-48 SuperMask® with Balanced Scuba Regulator

    • Part # 805-010
      with 805-015
      M-48 SuperMask® with SCUBA Pod Assembly

    • Part # 805-010
      M-48 SuperMask®Mask, No POD

    • Part # 200-130
      SCUBA Pod Assy, w/ Balanced Scuba Regulator


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Weight:

2.24 Pounds

Mask Frame:

High impact plastic

Lens:

Tempered Glass

O-Rings:

Buna-N

Regulator

The SuperMask, purchased with a balanced SCUBA demand regulator. If your mask was not supplied with a KMDSI regulator installed by the factory, you will need to have an acceptable regulator installed in the pod on your M-48.

CR Standards:

These masks meet or exceeds all standards established by Dive Lab of Panama City, Florida, and are CR (Commercially Rated) marked.

CE Approved:

The SuperMask M48 is CE Approved. (view examination certificate) (view declaration)

Operational Specifications & Limitations:

The full face mask has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN250. It is fully CE marked with either a Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® Plastic Adjustable 2nd Stage Regulator Ref. 805-120 or Balanced SCUBA regulator ref. 200-120.

Surface-Supplied Open Circuit:

The mask should only be used for surface-supplied diving by divers trained and qualified in surface-supplied techniques and procedures. A fully functional emergency gas supply system and body harness must always be used when diving the SuperMask or any of the KMDSI full-face masks models in the surface-supplied mode. When using this mask in countries that conform to CE standards the mask must only be used with components that have been CE certified. The maximum recommended recreational diving depth for the SuperMask with open circuit scuba is 130 FSW (39 msw).

  • M-48 SuperMask User Guide
  • Logbook w/ pen
  • Diver's Manifold Block
    The Manifold Block Assembly provides a control point for your bailout supply when using a light weight full face mask like the EXO® Mask. It is equipped with four low pressure outlets and a check valve. It is available with a 9/16" O2 fitting or a #6 JIC fitting, or a standard SCUBA fitting.
  • Diver's Manifold Block
    The Manifold Block Assembly provides a control point for your bailout supply when using a light weight full face mask like the EXO® Mask. It is equipped with four low pressure outlets and a check valve. It is available with a 9/16" O2 fitting or a #6 JIC fitting, or a standard SCUBA fitting.
  • Diver's Manifold Block
    The Manifold Block Assembly provides a control point for your bailout supply when using a light weight full face mask like the EXO® Mask. It is equipped with four low pressure outlets and a check valve. It is available with a 9/16" O2 fitting or a #6 JIC fitting, or a standard SCUBA fitting.
  • Hi Flow Air Inlet Swivel
    The high flow swivel allows the regulator hose to move freely and align with the mask without put-ting stress on the hose coupling. It uses standard SCUBA threads for incoming breathing air. The Inlet Swivel is CE approved for the M-48 with CE approved regulators. The Inlet Swivel is provided with masks that are sold with a Kirby Morgan® second stage regulator.
  • Storage Bag
User Guides Size Updated
Diver's Manifold Block (low-res) 1.02 MB 02/21/17
Diver's Manifold Block (high-res) 2.22 MB 02/21/17
M-48 SuperMask (low-res) 2.28 MB 02/10/17
M-48 SuperMask (high-res) 5.85 MB 02/10/17
Switchover Regulator (low-res) 965.71 KB 06/10/16
Switchover Regulator (high-res) 1.09 MB 06/10/16
Rebreather POD (low-res) 1.39 MB 06/10/16
Rebreather POD (high-res) 2.82 MB 06/10/16
Exploded Views & BlowAparts Size Updated
M-48 SuperMask (high-res) 1.31 MB 04/13/17
M-48 SuperMask (low-res) 715.51 KB 04/13/17
Balanced Scuba BlowApart (low-res) 734.9 KB 01/03/17
Balanced SCUBA BlowApart (high res) 864.39 KB 01/03/17
805-026 SCUBA Pod w/Balanced Purge Tube (high-res) 865.88 KB 07/06/16
805-026 SCUBA Pod w/Balanced Purge Tube (low-res) 723.34 KB 07/06/16
805-015 SCUBA Pod (low-res) 729.34 KB 07/06/16
805-015 SCUBA Pod (high-res) 901.67 KB 07/06/16
Manifold Block (high-res) 854.62 KB 04/04/16
Manifold Block (low-res) 740.19 KB 04/04/16
M-48 SuperMask - Low Resolution
Thursday, April 13, 2017
  1. Removed 805-030 Harness, non-stretch (obsolete) and "*Indicates parts for general sale."
100-134 User Guide - Low Resolution
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  1. Added extra pages, including a second maintenance record page, for printing pagination purposes.
M-48 SuperMask - Low Resolution
Thursday, October 15, 2015
  1. Updated with CE information.
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Friday, June 24, 2016
  1. Updated content throughout user guide.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
  1. Updated the checklists.
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Friday, October 14, 2016
  1. Updated with CE information.
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Monday, October 17, 2016
  1. Updated with CE information.
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Friday, February 10, 2017
  1. Removed reference to serial number location.
Balanced SCUBA BlowApart 200-120 - [Low Resolution]
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  1. Added note that the flow sleeve is not a removable part.
805-026 SCUBA Pod w/Balanced Purge Tube - Low Resolution
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  1. Updated the description for the P/N 820-126 Hinge Mount, Pod Lock
805-015 SCUBA Pod - Low Resolution
Thursday, January 7, 2016
  1. Purchasable parts, added the P/N 520-039 Tie Wrap and added the 805-026 BlowApart.
Friday, January 29, 2016
  1. Added the Air Inlet Swivel P/N 305-017.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  1. Corrected location numbers.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  1. Updated the description for the P/N 820-126 Hinge Mount, Pod Lock
100-820 User Guide - Low Resolution
Friday, June 10, 2016
  1. No Changelogs Available for User Guide.
100-813 User Guide - Low Resolution
Friday, June 10, 2016
  1. No Changelogs Available for User Guide.
Manifold Block - Low Resolution
Thursday, August 27, 2015
  1. Removed the overpressure relief valve from the manifold block.
  • Scuba Pod Assy, with Balanced Scuba Reg
    Part# 200-130
  • Overpressure Relief Valve Rebuild Kit
    Part# 225-017
  • Balanced SCUBA Regulator rebuild Kit
    Part# 225-120
  • T-Bit Pod Basic Maintenance Kit
    Part# 825-005
  • Rebreather Pod Regulator Overhaul Kit
    Part# 825-010
  • Rebreather Pod Soft Goods Overhaul Kit
    Part# 825-015
  • Rebreather Pod with Switchover Regulator Annual Overhaul Kit
    Part# 825-025
  • Overseas Spares Kit for M-48
    Part# 825-028
  • Switchover Regulator Kit
    Part# 825-030
  • Metal/Plastic Buckle Assembly Kit
    Metal/Plastic Buckle Assembly Kit
    Part# 825-040
  • Metal/Plastic Buckle Assembly Kit
    Metal Buckle Assembly Kit
    Part# 825-041
Q:
What makes this mask unique?
The removable scuba pod is a unique feature in a full face mask. The mask may also be used in the surface supplied mode. Multiple scuba pods may be used with different gas options while retaining the advantages of a full face mask. The mask frame and rigid components are made of a variety of high impact plastics. The flexible face seal is made of the highest quality silicone that conforms to the divers face. The eye/nose cavity seals under the nose in the same manner as a standard scuba mask. The mask is also designed to work with various communications configurations.
Q:
Why would I want a Full Face Mask? I already have a mask.
Until the SuperMask® was introduced, all full-face masks had one major drawback. If your regulator or gas supply failed, you had to remove the whole mask to gain access to an alternate source of breathing gas. With the Supermask®, switching to an alternate gas source is as simple as unlatching the pod from the mask and mounting another pod or simply using another second stage regulator. If your alternate air source is another SuperMask® pod, your communications will remain operable.
Q:
What type of communications can be mounted to the mask?
The masks can be configured to use various wireless and hard wire communications systems. We do not sell the communications hardware. Ask us for recommendations on communications.
Q:
Do I have to be trained to use it?
You must be a certified scuba diver and should be completely familiar with all the operational features of the mask before diving it in open water. It is recommended that you first dive in a calm, clear body of water such as a swimming pool, if possible, to become completely familiar with all the operational features of the mask. While it's operation is not complicated, the diver should be able to adjust the regulator for optimal breathing as well as unmount, mount and clear the pod.
Q:
Will this mask fit my face?
This mask has a remarkable fit. Not only does it fit most people, including those with small faces, but also most people with facial hair such as beards and mustaches.
Q:
Will this mask cause jaw fatigue on long duration dives?
With the SuperMask® there is no need to keep the mouthpiece constantly clamped in your mouth during the dive. This makes your dive very comfortable, no jaw fatigue on long dives such as cave penetrations or prolonged decompression times, especially with the larger rebreather hoses.
Q:
Does this mask come with a regulator?
The M48 SuperMask & M48 MOD 1 do not automatically come with regulators. This depends on the POD chosen. The customer chooses a Mask (SuperMask or MOD 1) and chooses a POD. Any POD goes with any Mask. The three main SCUBA PODs are:

1) 805-015 SCUBA POD with Tilt to Purge
2) 805-026 SCUBA POD with Balanced Purge Tube
3) 200-130 SCUBA POD with Balanced SCUBA Regulator installed

If you require the regulator, order POD part no. 200-130 to go with the Mask of your choice.
Q:
Will my regulator mount on the mask? If not, which ones do?
Many of todays most popular regulators can easily be mounted to the SuperMask® pod. However, due to a wide variety of manufacturing specs, some regulators do not fit. Please see the regulator section.
Q:
What about low on air, or out of air situations?
The removable pod enables you to handle all out of air situations. Simply unlatch and remove pod and use your alternative air source, octopus, bailout system or buddy breathing to the surface.
Q:
Can I switch gases during my dive?
The SuperMask® was designed with multiple gas switches in mind. When the pod is removed, you can use any second stage regulator, or you can mount a second pod with another second stage to the mask. This can be during the dive or when hanging in deco on a surface supplied deco gas or from bottles at the deco stops. When using a surface-supplied gas, having a pod mounted to the second stage allows for hard wired communications to the surface.

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