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July 2001 Vol. 16, No. 7   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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DACOR survives -- and offers big bucks off a Viper regulator until August 31

from the July, 2001 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Undercurrent has received reports from divers who recently sought dealer service on DACOR regulators, only to be told it would soon be impossible to get service or replacement parts for models made before 1998 (when European-based mega-sporting goods group Head Tyrolia Mares (HTM) bought it out). Donít you believe it.

Mares America, a division of HTM, has been restructuring DACOR and has introduced the Viper series of regulators. Meanwhile, arrangements for the sourcing and acquisition of replacement parts and service kits for older regulators took a back seat, resulting in waits for repair as long as four months. However, Rob Cairns, VP of Sales and Marketing, told Undercurrent that DACOR will honor its responsibility to back up earlier models. He denied plans to discontinue service parts in the future, although he did say that eventually these would no longer be available.

To popularize the Viper line, authorized dealers are offering substantial trade-in value for older DACOR models tendered toward the purchase of a new Viper. And, you donít need to own an old DACOR regulator to take advantage of the offer. Turn in any old regulator ó including an octopus ó to a DACOR/Mares dealer and get a Viper for up to $195 off the list price. The deal expires August 31. Details at

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