Draeger Ray photos

Some photos of my Ray…

Hoses and Mouthpiece

Ray Hoses

Scrubber canister

Scrubber canister
Bottom part of the canister. You can see the P-port waiting for the OxygaugeCanister bottom

Dosage head for EAN 50
Dosage Head 50%

oxygauge

Oxygauge First stage regulator, manifold, octapus and cauge

Draeger Ray regulator

The compete device

Draeger Ray

Draeger Ray Tests…

I spend my whole day at work reading the manual. Normally i don’t read the manuals. This time i did it and i really enjoy it.

The Draeger Ray manual is more than complete. They explain everything from the complete assembly and dissasembly of the unit to pre and post dive maintainance and all the risks (and believe me there are a lot).

With the help of the manual i did an initial assembly. Just the tank the first stage regulator and the dosage unit.

First test shows me a flow of 5lt/min. According with the manual i should get 8.25 lt/min +/- 20% this value is out of the range.

Since the tank has about 50bar i thought that this is our problem. Wrong, the dosage unit has dirt and needs to be cleaned 🙁

Draeger Ray

Yesterday i got a very interesting phone call from my friend GKAM, a known rebreather diver in the greek underwater community.

Here is the conversation:

GKAM: Bill i found a Draeger ray are you still interested ?
Me: Sure, when can i buy it ?
GKAM: Tomorrow i think
Me: Ok sounds nice

Honest i couldn’t sleep that night. When this guy propose you something you allready know 2 thinks:

a) That it is a bargain
b) That is works

I was searching for a rebreather for more than a year. My search on ebay didn’t went as i expected. A lot of Dreager Dolphins but most of the time they ended with a buyer and they appear again a couple of days later with the same decription and photos. I bid twice on them just to get a nice email message from the buyer to finish the auction outside the ebay. Since the price was on average 1700 Euros i didn’t risk it.

Date 26 February Time late in the noon
I went to see the rebreather with the money in my pocket 🙂

The reb is ready to dive, condition as new.

It came with 2 dosage heads one 32% and one 50%, the first one still sealed, an oxygauge with a sensor, and 5 lt of DiveSorb.
Yes i bought it.

Finally i am a happy owner of a Draeger Ray Rebreather.

This is how our story starts….. and believe me we have a lot of work to do in order to dive it plus now we have one more reason to finish our ppo2 display…

Photos coming soon