This isn’t your normal safe second/inflator combo. The SS1 is a fresh innovation on a longtime concept as Atomic engineered a new level of performance. While others prioritize the convenience, Atomic placed equal importance on superior materials, reliability and high-performance natural breathing. The SS1 fits virtually any BCD on the market today and actually breathes like a primary.
Divers have been using a combination inflator/regulator now for years. It’s a convenient and effective alternative to a dedicated octopus second stage. The biggest advantage of the SS1 design is the streamlined effect of eliminating a hose and not having a larger octopus to deal with. Another advantage is the high-performance design of the SS1 to breathe as easily as all other Atomic regulators and enable intuitive operation for buoyancy control. Other combination units on the market simply cannot match the design and performance of the SS1.
The SS1 is the highest quality and most reliable inflator/regulator available. Key components are machined of 316 Stainless Steel or Titanium for corrosion resistance and long service life. Featuring the patented Atomic Aquatics Seat Saving Dynamic Orifice, the SS1 provides an unparalleled 2-year / 300-dive service interval and a limited lifetime warranty. Large buttons make pneumatic or oral inflation/deflation easy. SS1 installs on most brands of BCs with a patented adapter system. A unique and convenient quick disconnect allows for easy removal from the BC for storage.
Since the SS1 breathes as easily as a primary, there is one important difference in air sharing with an SS1 over a standard octopus. The diver switches from their primary to breathing from the SS1, then offers the primary to their buddy. This is for two important reasons. Since the SS1 is attached to the shorter BC hose, it will not easily reach the out-of-air diver. And the SS1 diver can also keep buoyancy control and maintain control of the situation.