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Bulletin # 05 of 2014

Complete re-gelcoating of Kirby Morgan fiberglass helmet shells & KMB 18 frames MUST be done by a Kirby Morgan factory trained & approved facility only, or by Kirby Morgan.

The major reasons for this are:

Bulletin # 01 of 2014


It has been brought to the attention of commercial diving industry professionals that some Kirby Morgan® products (primarily spare parts) are being sold to unwary customers through unauthorized channels, such as from mobile “shops”; that is, parts sold out of trucks or vans, by un-licensed, un-certified persons that do not have the knowledge, authority, or support to back up their sales with service, warranties, or verification that these parts are correct or genuine.

SuperFlow® 350 Regulator

This all metal, fully adjustable, Commercial Rated™ demand regulator provides easy breathing and excellent performance with low pressure compressors.

Bulletin # 01 of 1995

Diving Systems International is the exclusive world wide manufacturer of Kirby Morgan diving masks and helmets.

It has come to our attention that counterfeit masks and helmets are being manufactured in mainland China. We have acquired samples of these copies of our products and have found the following:

Bulletin # 01 of 1997

The purpose of this Caution Bulletin is to remind all end users and owners of any Diving Systems International Kirby Morgan Deep Sea Diving Equipment that the pre-dive inspection and check of all working components is extremely important.

Bulletin # 01 of 1999

The purpose of this Caution Bulletin is to alert  all end users and owners of any Diving Systems International Kirby Morgan Deep Sea Diving Equipment with bare wire post communications to a potential corrosion problem with the communications connections nuts, DSI part # 530-308

A number of gold plated ferrous metal nuts have recently been shipped in place of our standard gold plated brass nuts. These nuts will corrode in time, especially in heavy salt water use.

Bulletin # 01 of 2004

An incident occurred where an emergency valve assembly, 505-070, cracked causing an air leak, then upon inspection, broke off from the side block assembly, ( 505-024 ) on a KMB 18 mask. Extensive tests have been performed by KMDSI, to determine what, if anything, during assembly or manufacture, may have led to this. Also, metallurgical analysis has been performed to determine if the proper material was used based on the material certification on file. Nothing in the testing points to anything obvious being wrong either before or after testing.

Bulletin # 01 of 2005

We have discovered an inconsistency with some of our regulator assemblies P/N 505-069 that were manufactured between January 1, 2005 to March 1, 2005. The tube that holds the inlet valve and lever arm on some of these units in this batch are misaligned and consequently the lever arm sits offset. This offset if large enough will not allow the lever to travel smoothly and may increase the inhalation effort. Regulators that have this configuration should be taken out of service and not used until they have been replaced.

Bulletin # 01 of 2005


Bulletin # 01 of 2007

A KMDSI dealer recently received three SL-17B helmet shells for insert repair. Upon receipt it was noticed that the shells had been painted. Because there was no documentation of previous repair or refinishing, the dealer informed the customer that no work could be done until all the paint had been removed and a complete inspection performed.


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