15 diving tools you must own

The Pandora Tool is a no-brainer for anyone planning an expedition

Author: Pat
22nd January 2018
 

Pandora scuba diving tool from Pandora Lab

Any idea what this strange looking contraption is? I’ll help you out: it’s a spanner with a few special party tricks.

The Pandora tool is the brainchild of South Korea’s Pandora-Lab, who are a team of technical divers and engineers specialising in innovative equipment.

Servicing a regulator should only be undertaken by qualified personnel. A dive workshop will have all the correct spanners to hand, but expeditionary divers can eliminate all these with this single tool in a handy credit card-sized pouch.

And it’s now available in the UK for the first time as either stainless steel (RRP £49.95) or titanium (RRP £69.95), thanks to a new distributor.

Steel can handle up to 5Nm of torque, while the titanium version takes a heftier 14Nm.

The complete list of of standard tools the Pandora tool replaces is:

  1. Orifice adjustment tool
  2. 16mm spanner
  3. 14mm spanner
  4. K tap inflator tool
  5. 19mm spanner
  6. 12mm spanner
  7. Bottle opener (nice)
  8. 4,5,6,8,10mm hex wrench
  9. 15mm spanner
  10. 17mm spanner
  11. 5mm hex wrench
  12. 6mm hex wrench
  13. Hose spline wrench
  14. 4mm hex wrench
  15. Hook wrench

It’s a clever solution for tech divers and instructors who want to adjust their regs out in the field, or those who are comfortable doing simple repairs.

We think it’s a no-brainer for anyone who doesn’t want a faulty reg to cut short a dive trip.

For more information or to find a dealer, visit www.pandora-lab.co.uk 

 
 
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