The Kirby Morgan M48 MOD-1 Full Face Dive Mask is the next generation of the popular original M48 mask. It has been tested and certified by Dive Lab Inc. Configuration in both open and closed circuit mode has been tested and approved for use by U.S. Military organizations.
The mask features the unique 2-cavity design. This allows the lower pod to be removed while topside to conserve air, and allows normal speech while diving. It may also be used with a variety of different communication systems.
The lower pod is removable under water to allow making gas switches, and to share gas in the event of an emergency. The evolution of the mask has given way to a dramatic increase in visibility, an improved buckle system, 5 leg straps, a mechanical equalizing device, and a variety of options for mounting external components, (lights, cameras etc.).
All of the components have been strengthened to bring this mask to a commercial level of ruggedness you will not find in any other lightweight full face mask. Future innovations for the mask are underway and because this mask has many available mounting options, it will be able to accept new components by Kirby Morgan, thus making it truly modular.
Draeger LAR-V Setup: Mk48 MOD-1 Dive Mask + Mk25 Scuba Pod + Draeger LAR-V Rebreather mouthpiece + XCEL Diving Hood.
Kirby Morgan Pods: Mk25 Scuba Pod, Mk15 Pod, and Rebreather Pod.