Commercial Diving Equipment – In Stock April 2015

Here is a small selection of the Commercial Diving Equipment that we currently have available. For our full range please take a look at our website

Please email or telephone +44 (0)1772 687775 for a quotation on all your commercial diving needs from branded products to bespoke manufactured items all at competitive prices.

60″ Standard SMP Hyperbaric Chamber
In Stock: 1

72 inch / 1.8 Mtr Twin Lock DDC C/W Medical Lock
In Stock: 1

SMP Prothermic Underwater Cutting Rods
In Stock: 103 Boxes

Barracuda Gold Underwater Wet Welding Electrodes
In Stock: 52

Fibrolite Diving Umbilical: 3 CoreIn Stock: 300m + Fibrolite Diving Umbilical: Pneumo Gas, Comms & Mini TVIn Stock: 350m +

Kirby Morgan 37 Commercial Diving Helmet 

In Stock: 5

Kirby Morgan SuperLite 27 Commercial Diving Helmet
In Stock: 1

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

In Stock: 1

Tescom Regulator 3/4″ NPT F Brass 172 Bar Outlet
Model No: 44-1315-2122-056 
In Stock: 5

Tescom High Flow Pressure Reducing Regulator
Model No: 44-4012E28-002

In Stock: 2

RH2 Regulator 3/8″ Port Valved
Model No: NA20101/02

In Stock: 3

PressurVak II (no 1st stage regulator or mic)
In Stock: 6

Scott Duo Seal Mask
(no 1st stage or regulator)

In Stock: 4

Hyperflow CO2 Scrubber (24 Volt)
In Stock: 3

SMP Chamber Radio

In Stock: 10

2 Diver HP/LP Panel with Radio in Pelicase
In Stock: 1

OTS SSB-2010 Diver Transceiver
In Stock: 3

Hot Water Machine Pump
CRNE1-23-HS-P-GI-E-HQQE 3X400V 50/60Hzl
In Stock: 2

Depth Gauge 0-70 msw
In Stock: 21

Depth Gauge 0-100 msw
In Stock: 69

CO2000 Portable Gas Analyser Rechargeable
In Stock: 1

SMP has lots more Commercial Diving Equipment available in stock for immediate delivery

Whatever your requirements give us a call.

+44 (0)1772 687775

Kirby Morgan Bulletin – Change to Product

Bulletin #12 of 2014. October 16, 2014
Change to Product
540-039 Front Stand Offs (×2 per helmet)
added to Kirby Morgan Helmets

Helmets & Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan Helmets except the SuperLite 17B.
560-074 Bottom Ring, 560-517 Stainless Steel Helmet Shell,
All shells with Bottom Ring Assemblies: 505-105, 505-106, 505-107, 505-108, 505-162.

With the exception of the SL 17B, all Kirby Morgan Helmets will soon be shipping with the new Front Stand Offs, P/N 540-039 (two per helmet). These serve as “front legs” that will help protect the swing catch assembly, sealed pull pins and other components from damages if the helmet is set down roughly or hard. Each stand off takes one screw, P/N 530-059, to attach.

Front Stand Offs unfortunately will not retrofit to earlier helmets. Retrofit is not possible because the large bottom ring area has now been specially redesigned with uniquely shaped recesses to hold the front stand offs.

Please contact SMP or e-mail for more information.


Apex, Aqua Lung Event at Fleetwood Nautical Campus 25/Sept/2014

SMP will be exhibiting our range of diving panels at an event on Thursday 25th of September 2014, at the Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Fleetwood, Lancashire.

The event will be hosted by Aqua Lung UK and Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd and it is the UK launch of their Commercial Diving range of products.

The day will consist of a morning of presentations and discussions commencing at 9:30am followed by a buffet lunch.

The afternoon will be given over to in-water demonstrations and Try Dives featuring the new Gorski G3000SS Helmet in Fleetwood’s Offshore Survival Centre Training Pool.

Submarine Manufacturing and Products (SMP) will be assisting Apeks and Aqua Lung on the day and we will be presenting our comprehensive range of Surface Supply Commercial Diving Panels which Aqua Lung have selected to complete their “One Stop Shop” range of Commercial Diving Equipment.

If you are interested in attending the event in Fleetwood or if you require more information, please contact John Law at Apeks. before the 11th September.

John Law
Military and Professional Sales Manager
Aqua Lung UK and Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd

Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks

Here at SMP, we have just had a delivery of new Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks which are now in stock. Currently we have 13 KM28 Band Masks in stock and they are available for next day delivery. We can deliver worldwide.

If you are in interested in purchasing a bandmask or need advice or product information, please call +44 (0)1772 687775, email or put an enquiry through our website.

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Product Details

It’s safe to say that the Kirby Morgan BandMask is one of the key products that ushered in the modern era of commercial diving, starting back in the 1960s. Today’s version of this classic surface supplied, full face mask has an improved breathing system, more secure bands, and numerous other improvements.

The fully tested and certified KM 28 BandMask® may be used in mixed gas diving as well as shallow water diving.

The SuperFlow® adjustable demand regulators provide low inhalation resistance and high gas flow letting the diver breathe easier and work harder with less exertion. Both masks come standard with the large tube SuperFlow® 350 regulator.

The Side Block Assembly of both the KMB 18 and 28 receives the umbilical over the shoulder in the B configuration. They both come standard with the Tri-Valve® exhaust system, and the new BandMask® BandKeepers®

The Tri-Valve® Exhaust System has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust. It retrofits to all previous Kirby Morgan BandMasks®.The BandMask® BandKeepers® coupled with the redesigned hood not only prevent any separation of the hood from the mask but also makes it impossible for the bands to separate from the mask.

KM28 Features

Air Train – The air train diffuses incoming breathing air/gas onto the face port/lens to defog and ventilate.

Communications – Communications are “non-modular” (like the SuperLite 17B helmet). When ordered with male waterproof connector (for 4 wire communications), the mask also includes bare wire posts. When ordered with bare wire posts (for 2 wire communications), the port for the mwp connector is plugged.

Defogging Steady Flow Valve – Provides an additional flow of gas into the helmet for ventilation and defogging.

Emergency (EGS) Valve – Supplies backup breathing gas to the diver.

Gas Supply Non-Return Valve – Gas Supply Non-Return Valve prevents loss of gas pressure in the event of umbilical damage, preventing a “squeeze”.

Head Harness (Spider) – Keeps the mask in place on the divers head. The neoprene rubber spider has adjustment holes for varying the tension of the harness.

Nose Block – Device allows the diver to block the nose to equalize ears.

Side Block – Multi use side block has additional ports built in to provide controlled air flow, if needed.

Silicone Oral Nasal Mask – Made of a superior silicone material which is hypo-allergenic and has a longer work life than latex.

Stainless Steel Bands – Bands hold the Hood/Face seal in place on the mask frame. They also provide the mounting studs for the Head Harness (Spider).

SuperFlow® 350 Regulator – This all metal, fully adjustable, Commercial Rated™ demand regulator provides easy breathing and excellent performance with low pressure compressors.

Whisker Wings – Retrofits to many previous Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks®, has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust while providing an extremely dry hat. The Tri-Valve® Exhaust is made of a chemical resistant compound.


KM28 Specifications:

Weight: Kirby Morgan 28B Band Mask – 12.73 pounds

Mask Frame: Kirby Morgan 28B

Band Mask: Xenoy thermoplastic

Control Knobs: Polyurathane

Lens: Clear polycarbonate

Hood: Neoprene.

O-Rings: Buna-N

Recommended Lubricants: Christo-Lube®, Dow Corning® MS4 Silicone Lubricant. Krytox® and Halocarbon® are also acceptable.

Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 Performance: The Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 regulator on the Kirby Morgan28 bandmask offers high performance. The commercial diving regulator has been tested at Dive Lab at Panama City, Florida. It meets all current U.S. Navy and European commercial diving standards.

Cage Code: The cage code for identifying Kirby Morgan DSI products for U.S. government purposes is 58366.

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

CE Approved: The Kirby Morgan 28 Band Masks is CE Approved.

Temperature Limitations: Use at water temperatures below 33 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degrees Celsius) requires use of the Kirby Morgan Hot Water Shroud (P/N 525-100) and hot water.

Operational Specifications & Limitations: Commercial Diving Umbilical minimum I.D. 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) of not more than two sections, total length not to exceed 600 feet (183m).  This bandmask meets or exceeds all requirements of NPD, Health and Safety, (U.K.), United States Navy, ADCI United States and is CR rated by Dive Lab, Panama City, Fla., USA.  Recommended overbottom (OB) gas supply pressure for best performance at depths are calculated by the formula (fsw x 0.445+14.7) + recommended p.s.i.g.



For new approved Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets from an official Kirby Morgan Partner/Reseller click here

A diver/employee of an ADCI Member Company purchased a used Kirby Morgan SL 27 online from a diving equipment supply company.

The selling company explicitly stated that the helmet had been serviced by a technician and was ready to dive. Once final payment was made, the seller stated that a technician would go over the helmet a second time prior to delivery.

A letter, delivered with the helmet, stated that an annual service had been conducted on the helmet, with a few noted exceptions. The appropriate Kirby Morgan forms also accompanied the helmet, filled out and signed by the owner of the selling company (as a technician).

Upon receipt of the helmet, the diver presented it to his company’s certified technician for a pre-service inspection, as is required for all incoming helmets at his company.

Although some of the parts appeared new (bent tube, diaphragm, dial-a-breath, dump flapper, and regulator flapper), it was clear that the rest of the helmet had not been serviced as stated, and was in poor condition.

Some of the findings included:

1.   Several parts were non-functional or broken
2.   Some connections, such as the bent-tube to side-block were only hand-tight
3.   Other connections, such as the face-port screws, were bent, over-torqued, and/or seized. One screw had to be drilled out and removed with vise grips
4.   Some of the connections at the side block were sealed with a type of plumber’s putty
5.   The O-rings were flat, worn, and muddy
6.   The O-ring seats were filthy

Some of these issues were easily addressed, while others were obviously more serious.

Regardless, all are indicative of a seller creating a false assurance that this helmet had been serviced by a Kirby Morgan technician and that it was fit to dive upon purchase.


•       Since the helmet was purchased from an actual diving equipment store/company, the buyer had an added, albeit false, sense of security regarding the helmet’s condition and readiness to dive.

•       The seller twice claimed that the work was conducted by a “technician”, and used the helmet manufacturer’s overhaul and inspection forms to support this work. However, there is no evidence that the technician was certified by the manufacturer to conduct the work to begin with, nor was the work actually done to the manufacturer’s specifications.

•       The helmet had to be completely overhauled by a certified technician in order to ensure safe operation. Unfortunately, the diver had additional out of pocket expenses due to the additional parts and repairs that were required to make it serviceable.

•       Had the diver’s employer not had a protocol for ensuring the operability of this helmet, the buyer may not have been aware of some of the more serious problems. Worse yet, this helmet could have been used as life support equipment shortly after purchase and, given its condition, it could have caused serious injury or death.

For the full report including pictures of the helmet please click here. - Official Reseller of Kirby Morgan Diving Equipment

Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet

Now available – Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet. The KM97 is latest in the line of stainless steel commercial diving helmets from Kirby Morgan.

The All-New 455 Balanced Regulator sets the KM 97 apart from all other models. The 455 balanced regulator is all stainless steel and offers virtually the same superior breathing performance as the REX® regulator, with a lower profile. The overall outstanding performance of the 455 regulator sets a new standard for commercial diving helmets and Band-Masks®.

Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet

Kirby Morgan 97 Commercial Diving Diving Helmet

The KM 97 commercial diving helmet has all the advancements & features found on other Kirby Morgan stainless steel helmets:

• Rugged helmet shell that is easy to maintain – No refinishing required if the surface is scratched or gouged.
• Elimination of threaded inserts for securing the port retainer to the helmet shell.
• Elimination of shell mounted weights.
• Removable Grip and Handle. The handle can be removed without breaking seals, making it quick and easy to attach accessories.
• A “built in” emergency valve that is an integral part of the stainless steel sideblock.

The Quad Valve Exhaust System and quick change modular communications are also standard on the KM 97. These and many other KM 97 parts are shared with other models. If you keep a Kirby Morgan® helmet spare parts inventory, you’re already stocked with many KM 97 spares.

To talk to a representative about our range of commercial diving helmets and commercial diving equipment please call our UK office on +44 (0)1772 687775 or email

Kirby Morgan Commercial Diving Helmets 2014

SMP LTD are agents for Kirby Morgan commercial diving helmets and band masks.  In addition to the commercial diving helmets and full face masks, we also supply all the Kirby Morgan helmet spares, accessories and service kits.

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc Logo
Kirby Morgan Logo

In 1966, Kirby Morgan formed and changed the face of commercial diving forever.
The Kirby Morgan Corporation was dedicated to the development of lightweight,
comfortable, professional diving gear.

SMP LTD is proud to be a Distributor for Kirby Morgan Dive Helmets.  Amongst many of the items we receive requests for, Kirby Morgan remains one of our most popular product ranges.  The high quality of these products couple with the Kirby reputation within the diving industry ensures they are the number 1 choice for commercial diving contractors and commercial divers worldwide.

Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks
Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks

In addition to offering the Kirby morgan product range, SMP are also an authorised Kirby Morgan helmet repair and training centre.  Our in-house engineers are certificated by Kirby Morgan to carry out a range of repairs and servicing to the entire range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks.  We also offer in-house or offsite training for dive technicians wanting to service their own helmets.

Kirby Morgan Training Centre

Our Kirby Morgan Basic Helmet Maintenance and Repair Course is designed and intended to teach commercial divers, tenders, and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and Bank Masks and instructs personnel in the KMDSI/Dive Lab recommended configuration and use of KMDSI Helmets and Band Masks.

If you would like to view more information on the range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks please use the link below:

Alternatively you can contact our sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775
or Email