You will get 1 set Opah DS heated vest + 2pcs ceramic line cutter ($23.95/pc) as a gift.
AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest Manual-Download
When diving in cold water or under iceberg, the top priority is to keep warm. Diver will become less mobility when exposes to cold water for a long time and may suffer from hypothermia which will weaken your muscles, reduce your blood supply and make you unable to cope with any emergency efficiently. A heated diving suit solve this issue easily for those who love cold-water diving.
AKUANA Opah Diving Heated Dive Vest makes you warm, comfortable and alive during cold-water diving or ice diving. The long-lasting heated dive suit keeps you warm under cold water so that you can enjoy a longer dive time. You are able to adjust the heat level on your demand so that you can dive with comfort and without worrying not warm enough or overheat.
AKUANA Opah DS Heated Diving Suit
AKUANA Opah DS Scuba Diving Heated drysuit Vest has gone through 2 years of research on the manufacturing process and was put into the market after rigid testing under extreme condition, such as Antarctica.
We named this scuba diving heated drysuit after the fish called “Opah” which is the newest addition to the list of regionally endothermic fish (warm-blooded), which is the only species that generates heat for itself with a rete mirabile in its gill tissue structure. Our heated vest provides additional heat to the users just like Opah generates heat by beating its pelvic fins.
- Working with Drysuit
- Ultra-Elastic 2mm Neoprene High Quality Material
- X2 Dual Heating Zones
- Warm-up within 1 Minute
- Non-Contact Wireless Remote Controller
- Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) Heating Source
- Temperature Protection: 42 ℃ / 108 ℉
- 3 Heating Levels: Low: 18W, Medium: 24W, High: 30W
- Maximum Depth of Use: 328ft/ 100m
- Run time: OPB-03 ---3.5-5 hours heating
AKUANA Opah Diving Heated Drysuit Undergarment
AKUANA Opah DS Scuba Diving Heated Drysuit Vest adopts ultra-elastic and super-flex 2mm neoprene as main materials and flocking on the dorsal area to keep you comfortable and insulated. The high quality 2mm neoprene is better at keeping warm than any other materials.
This heated dive vest is designed to wear under any drysuit and it has X2 dual heating zones that positioned on the upper back and the back of your waist, which to raise your core body temperature when you’re under cold water.
AKUANA Opah DS heated dive suit adopts carbon fiber heating strips inside the silicon tubes. The carbon fiber heating strip is featured for its more flash heat, safety, strength, toughness, corrosion resistance than the heating vest with normal metal fiber heating strip. Start the Opah heated vest drysuit by placing the touchless non-contact wrist band controller over the receiver for 0.3s and feel no foreign body sensation, warms up 1 minute after it’s powered on.
This scuba diving heated vest has a maximum 30W of heating power and it comes with 3 levels of heating power selection which is low (18W), medium (24W) and high (30W). You can select each heating level according to the surrounding environment. There are two thermal control sensors monitor the systems. The system will be shut down automatically when the temperature reaches 42 degrees.
AKUANA Opah DS generates the Far Infrared radiation (FIR) heating source. The heated drysuit vest is fully tested to 300ft/100m (seawater) which can last 3.5h-5h heating time.
Opah DS heated dive vest can be used both underwater and on land as well as during surface intervals on boats. Many water-sports enthusiasts are using the heated dive suit when scuba diving, free diving, surfing, SUP, sailboat skiing, kayaking and etc.
AKUANA Opah Heated Dive Vest
AKUANA Opah DS Drysuit Heated Vest is designed specifically to wear under drysuit. It has two types of valves as option for passage of power cord to fulfill your demands and fit perfectly for your drysuit. Opah DS Heated Drysuit Undergarment offers an AKUANA exclusive passage valve set for power cord and a battery canister. You will need a hole punch to install the supplied passage valve in your drysuit. It might sound a bit hassle but the supplied exclusive passage valve is separate from the original drysuit valve (or VEGA valve/SITECH valve) and it avoids the risk that if the original valve or VEGA valve/SITECH valve is damaged or broken will affect both drysuit and the heated vest. Hence, it actually provides more reliable connection than VEGA valve/SITECH valve or any other connection methods on the market. Otherwise, you can purchase the heated vest with a SITECH valve (inflation valve) to eliminate the need for add another hole to your drysuit. Besides, the battery of Opah DS Heated Drysuit Undergarment is hot-swappable underwater, you can change the battery underwater (If you carry extra battery with you) when the heated vest is on without worrying electrical short-circuit. It can largely extend you dive time and you can dive in cold water comfortably without any concern.
- High-quality material: ultra-elastic and super fit 2mm Neoprene
- Carbon fiber heating elements, warm-up super-fast 1 minute after it’s powered on
- Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) heating technology
- Temperature protection: 42 ℃ / 108 ℉ automatic protection
- Battery pack: battery canister
- Waterproof: 328ft/ 100m
- Receiver: LED Indicator lights in 3 colours & vibration
- Indicator with different patterns
- Charger: 110V/220V charger
- YKK zipper: strong & durable, easy to use
- Certifications: CE, RoHS, UN38.3, MSDS
- Material of the vest: 85% neoprene, 5% nylon, 5% spandex, 5% polyurethane
- Maximum heating power: 30W
What’s in the box
- Heated vest x 1
- Battery canister x 1
- AKUANA exclusive valve or SITECH valve for power cord x 1
- Charger x 1
- Wrist band controller x 1
- Extension cord x 2
Additional Accessories you can buy
- Battery canister for Opha Heated Drysuit Vest
The battery is solid and has no risk of flooding and the special waterproof technology plug connects the battery and heated parts. The error-proof design prevents misoperation. The battery and the vest can be placed separately. Allow user to charge the battery while drying the vest. An additional battery can be purchased, allows continuous power supply.
- Even though Opah DS heated diving suit provides enough extra heat underwater, the user still has to wear the vest inside thermal insulation (at least 3mm neoprene) to minimize heat loss. Use it with proper drysuit will significantly enhance diver’s experience with cold or longer time of diving.
- Be careful of Low-temperature burn. Do not expose to the heated dive vest for more than 1 hour.
- If you are not using the suit with battery operated, please remove the battery to avoid draining the battery.
- Gold-plated PIN must be rinsed by fresh water after each dive; otherwise, it may get rusted and cause poor connection problem.
- Hand wash only and hand dry only
Q: How can I connect my drysuit to the heated vest? What are the options?
A: It has two types of valves as option for passage of power cord to fulfill your demands. Opah DS Heated Vest offers an AKUANA exclusive passage valve set for power cord and a battery canister. You will need a hole punch to install the supplied passage valve in your drysuit. It might sound a bit hassle but the supplied exclusive passage valve is separate from the original drysuit valve (or VEGA valve/SITECH valve) and it avoids the risk that if the original valve or VEGA valve/SITECH valve is damaged or broken will affect both drysuit and the heated vest. Hence, it actually provides more reliable connection than VEGA valve/SITECH valve or any other connection methods on the market. Otherwise, you can purchase the heated vest with a SITECH valve (inflation valve) for your drysuit.
Q: What if I don’t want to add another hole in my drysuit?
A: You can purchase the heated vest with a SITECH valve to avoid the need for add another hole to your drysuit. While we do recommend AKUANA exclusive passage valve set as it is safer and more reliable.
Q: Why do I need AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest when I’ve already had a thick neoprene wetsuit that possesses thermal protection?
A: AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest helps to insulate your body and warm you up by generating heat constantly. While the thermal protection of normal wetsuit does not have the capacity to gather the heat all the time and the heat will lose away gradually when you spend more time underwater. Opah DS heated dive vest is a good cold-water diving buddy as you will never suffer heat loss and can get rid of thick wetsuit as it will affect your mobility underwater. With Opah DS heated dive suit you can dive in cold water with confidence.
Q: How is the AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest superior to another similar heated suit?
A: AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest is the most cost-effective heated vest in the market, with affordable price but offers competitive features. Opah DS heated vest has the capacity to heat up within 1 minute after started and can last 2-5 hours depends on the battery and what heat level you on. The heated vest has the maximum heating level of 30W with dual heating zones. Besides, it has the most solid temperature control protection. The system will be shut down automatically when the temperature reaches 42 ℃ / 108 ℉ to avoid electrical short circuit or overheat. Opah DS heated vest features carbon fiber heating strips inside the silicon tubes and far infrared radiation (FIR) heating source. Unlike other competitors, our carbon fiber heating wire has the food trade silicon coating which has better flexibility and more comfortable to wear. The 2mm super-flex neoprene as main materials and flocking on the dorsal area to keep your comfortable and insulated.
Q: Can your products function well in extremely cold weather?
Our heated vest has gone through 2 years of research on the manufacturing process and was put into the market after rigid testing under different environments, such as Antarctica. It is designed specifically for cold-water diving and you can rest assured that it will keep you warm in extremely cold weather.
Q: Can I wear the heated vest alone without wetsuit or drysuit?
A: Even though Opah DS heated diving suit provides enough extra heat underwater, the user still has to wear the vest inside thermal insulation (at least 3mm neoprene) to minimize heat loss. Use it with proper wetsuit or drysuit will significantly enhance diver’s experience with cold or longer time of diving.
Q: How do I adjust the heating level?
A: To switch between low, medium, and high heat function. Simply place the wrist band controller over the receiver for 0.3s. The vibration and LED indication will response if the switching succeed.
Q: Where do I attach the battery pack?
A: For Opah DS Heated Drysuit Vest, there is a 2 inch loop on the battery canister so you can attach it to your webbing waist belt.
Q: How long does a rechargeable battery pack last?
A: The battery pack of Opah DS Drysuit Heated vest lasts 3-3.5 hours depends on the heat level you choose.
Q: Where do I get additional rechargeable battery packs?
A: The package includes one battery canister. An additional battery can be purchased, allows continuous power supply.
Q: Is the battery safe in deep salt water?
A: Our battery pack is 328ft/ 100m waterproof. The special waterproof technology plug connects the battery and heated parts. The error-proof design prevents misoperation. The battery canister of Opah DS Heated Drysuit Undergarment Vest is made of hard anodised aluminium that is corrosion resistance and the battery is hot-swappable underwater, you can dive comfortably without concern.
Q: What is the special care required for the maintenance that we need to know?
A: This product is hand wash ONLY. Before washing the product, please remove the batteries. Gold-plated PIN must be rinsed by fresh water after each dive; otherwise, it may get rusted and cause poor connection problem.
Q: Are your products agency certified?
A: AKUANA Opah DS Heated Vest Set is tested and certified to CE.
Q: Does your product come with a warranty?
A: AKUANA Heated vest comes with 1 year warranty and battery pack comes with 6 months warranty.
It is a great drysuit undergarment heated vest though with the fact that I need to open a hole on my drysuit. I spent two-week time in Galápagos Islands and the temps was around 55 degrees. This vest warmed me up in no time after I started diving. I was able to fine tune the heat depending on the temperature and the battery can at least last for around 2 hours. You can always purchase extra batter canister if you wish to dive for a much longer time.