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Friday, January 4, 2019
How to Replace a Kirby Morgan Earphone

Step by step instructions about how to replace earphone speakers on Kirby Morgan communication assemblies.

Both English and Spanish versions are included.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
How It's Made Kirby Morgan Bishop Pin

New series by Kirby Morgan showing a behind the scenes look at how high quality genuine parts are made.

Bishop Pins (Part #550-074) are used in our new water shroud kit for the KM97 to help hold the access cover shut over the regulator shroud. Bishop Pins will also be used in future products.

For more details, please go to the Water Shroud Kit for the Kirby Morgan® 97.

Friday, December 21, 2018
Kirby Morgan Water Shroud Kit for KM 97 Helmets

Kirby Morgan® introduces the Water Shroud Kit for the KM 97. The water shroud kit can be used for both traditional hot water applications and in dirty or debris laden water, using a constant water supply for increased protection of key helmet components.

Monday, November 12, 2018
How To Clean and Maintain Kirby Morgan Stainless Steel Products

Step by step instructions for how to clean and maintain Kirby Morgan stainless steel helmet shells and other products.

Friday, November 9, 2018
How To Install a Kirby Morgan 97 Water Shroud Kit

Step by step instructions for how to install the new Kirby Morgan® 97 Water Shroud Kit.

While this kit is specific to the KM 97, additional kits in the future will be available for the SL 17C, 27® and KM 37 Helmets, KMB® 18 and 28 BandMasks that are equipped with a 455 Balanced Regulator.

Monday, October 1, 2018
How To Stuff and Install a Kirby Morgan Head Cushion

Step by step instructions for how to stuff and install a Kirby Morgan® Head Cushion.

Both English and Spanish versions are included.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
How To Check The Kirby Morgan One Way Valve

There are two ways to check a one way valve on a Kirby Morgan Dive Helmet or BandMask®. The one way valve should be checked prior to the start of diving or every 24 hours if in continuous use.

Oral One Way Valve Check -Test the one way valve for proper operation by blowing and sucking (cycling) on the umbilical adapter. No gas should be drawn through the one way valve. If you are able to suck any air through the one way valve, it is... Read More

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
How To Install a Kirby Morgan BandMask Hood

Step by step instructions for how to install a Kirby Morgan® BandMask® Hood.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
How To Mount Open Circuit Regulators to a Kirby Morgan Scuba POD

Step by step instructions about how to mount open circuit regulators to a Kirby Morgan Scuba Pod.

Monday, June 11, 2018
Kirby Morgan Bulletin #2 of of 2018

Kirby Morgan has modified the design of the SL 27® Tri Valve Exhaust Main Body, P/N 510-759, for an improved fit. There is no change in part number. The re-designed 510-759 Exhaust Main Body has been shipping on SuperLite® 27® Helmets since February this year. There is no change in price for the 510-759 Tri Valve Exhaust Main Body. No exchange program will be offered for this part or any of the products listed above. Please contact your local... Read More

Friday, May 18, 2018
How To Remove a Kirby Morgan BandMask® Hood

Step by step instructions for how to remove a Kirby Morgan BandMask® 28 Hood with 455 balanced regulator.

Friday, May 4, 2018
How To replace a Kirby Morgan Molded Face Seal

How To: Kirby Morgan Molded Face Seal Replacement

Friday, April 20, 2018
How To Replace a Kirby Morgan Foam Face Seal

Step by step instructions for how to replace a foam face seal on a Kirby Morgan Band Mask hood.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Kirby Morgan Apparel Storage Bag

Let your Bail out rig ride in style with the Kirby Morgan storage bag. A durable, embroidered Kirby Morgan logo is emblazoned on the front. Oversized heavy duty zippers and a reinforced rubber handle grip to match. Grommet drain holes in the bottom and mesh side and front vents keep your contents dry and breathing. A convenient second compartment can comfortably fit your dive and maintenance log, passport , phone and regulator tools, with... Read More

Friday, April 6, 2018
Kirby Morgan How To Kirby Morgan Sealed Pull Pin Overhaul Kit

Step by step instructions for how to overhaul a sealed pull pin using the Kirby Morgan 525-211 sealed pull pin overhaul kit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Kirby Morgan Modular Full Face Mask Diving Naples Reef, California 2018

Divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, California experience the innovation of modular full face mask diving, featuring the Kirby Morgan M-48 MOD-1.

Kirby Morgan Modular Full Face Masks: the M-48 SuperMask® and the MOD-1 are unique because they are modular and consist of two separate parts. The two parts connect together to form a watertight seal that protects and enables the delivery of gas to the diver, in the same way traditional... Read More

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Kirby Morgan Modular MOD-1 Diving a Full Face Mask

Kirby Morgan dive team members set out to explore our front yard: California's Naples Reef, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) off of Santa Barbara’s Gaviota Coast. Click your POD onto the Kirby Morgan modular full face mask and enjoy the underwater world of California!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kirby Morgan How To Install and Don BandMask Hardshell

This step-by-step guide explains how to install and don your Kirby Morgan BandMask® Hardshell. BandMask® Hardshell: Part #520-02

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Kirby Morgan Product Comparison KMB Foam and Molded Face Seal

Did you know that Kirby Morgan offers two different styles of hoods and face seals for our BandMasks®? This video shows you the difference between the traditional foam hood face seal and the molded face seal hood combination. Four different size combinations and a face seal made of a commercial grade rubber. For a conformed fit and further durability the molded hood and face seal for the KMDSI BandMasks® is an option.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Kirby Morgan Quick Tip Stainless Steel Neck Ring Removal

Removing the Neck Ring Assembly can be easier when using the tab located on the stainless steel Locking Collar. The rear Anode must be in the correct position before attempting this procedure. If this procedure is performed without the rear Anode in the correct position, the leverage created from the D-ring on the Locking Collar tab can potentially remove the rear Anode.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
VIDEO: Kirby Morgan Pro Dive Center Contaminated Water Diving Course

A participants view into Kirby Morgan Pro Dive Center’s new Contaminated Water Diving Course. This is a hands on diving course that will take you through the decontamination station set up, identification and use of personal protective equipment, dressing the diver and stand-by diver, heat stress in encapsulation diving, operations, cleaning and troubleshooting the Intelagard MaCaw® (CAF) backpack using EasyDecon ® DF200 formula. Student... Read More

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Long Beach Police Department Training at the Kirby Morgan Professional Dive Center

Long Beach Police Dive Team carrying out the first phase of their Modular Full Face Mask Diver course at the Kirby Morgan Pro Dive Center. The M-48 MOD-1 is a modular full face mask with a detachable lower POD. Learn more about the training center at http://www.kirbymorganpro.com

Friday, September 16, 2016
Kirby Morgan Modular Full Face Mask Naples Reef, California Dive

The Kirby Morgan M-48 MOD-1 and SuperMasks® are modular full face masks. Experience one of our most recent dives using the masks on Naples Reef, off Santa Barbara’s Gaviota Coast. Truth Aquatics and the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper subsidized the trip to promote learning and experience in one of southern California’s richest ocean areas for marine life.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Kirby Morgan Part One of Conversion of KM 77 to 97

Part one of a step-by-step guide explains how to convert your KM 77 to a KM 97 with the 455 Balanced Regulator

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Kirby Morgan Part Two of Conversion of KM 77 to 97

Part two of a step-by-step guide explains how to convert your KM 77 to a KM 97 with the 455 Balanced Regulator

Friday, March 4, 2016
Kirby Morgan Scuba Pod with Balanced Purge Tube

Designed to be used only with the Kirby Morgan® Balanced SCUBA Regulator. This POD is equipped with the Balanced Purge Tube which allows the diver to dewater the POD hands free.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Kirby Morgan M-48 Scuba Pods

Ordering your Kirby Morgan® modular mask made simple 1st CHOOSE your MASK 2nd CHOOSE your POD. This video will take you through the improved numbering system with full descriptions of our two Modular Full face masks and 5 different POD options.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Kirby Morgan Rebreather Pod

The Kirby Morgan® Rebreather POD, also referred to in the past, as the NATO POD, with switch over regulator is designed to be used in operation with the Kirby Morgan® M-48 MOD-1 and SuperMask® modular full face masks. Bailing out to an off-board gas and going off the “loop” or switching gasses underwater is as simple and straight forward as turning a handle on the front of the POD. This Modular design also allows the diver to release the POD... Read More

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Kirby Morgan 1000 Meter Watch

Kirby Morgan is proud to announce our 1000 Meter 316L Stainless Steel Dive Watch. Standard features include an integrated helium release valve used for saturation diving, bilingual weekday (Eng/Spanish), Triple O-ring crown and double O-ring case back with super luminous filled hands and dial marking.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Kirby Morgan SCUBA POD with Balanced SCUBA Regulator

Designed to be used only with the Kirby Morgan M-48 Modular Full Face Masks, this SCUBA POD includes the most advanced SCUBA regulator in our product line, the Balanced SCUBA regulator. Created to be paired with the mask this POD transforms the two pieces into a single system losing the feel of a bulky traditional diving rig, which results in a compact profile. Exclusive to this POD is a hands free dewatering system and a regulator central... Read More

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Kirby Morgan SCUBA POD with Tilt to Purge

Designed to be used with the M-48 Modular Full Face Masks, this POD is equipped with the Tilt to Purge dewatering valve. This POD accepts most SCUBA regulators on the market, when installed correctly. The regulator size and shape matter, always refer to your product User Guide before performing installation.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Kirby Morgan 455 Balanced Regulator

Insight, vision and the creation of the Kirby Morgan 455 balanced regulator come to life in this video. See what makes this deep sea diving regulator the new standard for surface supplied diving demand regulators.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Military Wallpaper

View Kirby Morgan Military Wallpaper Here: https://www.kirbymorgan.com/wallpaper


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
KM97 Wallpaper

New Kirby Morgan Wallpaper Available for download here.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
New Kirby Morgan Wallpaper April 15, 2015

New Kirby Morgan Wallpaper Available for download here.


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Friday, March 6, 2015
Kirby Morgan Balanced Scuba Regulator

The Balanced SCUBA regulator delivers and exhausts the breathing gas with very little effort from the diver. Quality materials and a progressive design result in a superior work of breathing, exceptional durability and a regulator you can depend on no matter the environment or diving condition.

Friday, September 26, 2014
Bulletin #12 of 2014 Change to Product

SL 17A/B Head Cushion, P/N 510-521. Material Improved. 525-745 Head Cushion Foam Spacer now ships with SL 17B Helmets

Helmets Affected: 500-010, 500-011 SuperLite® 17B Helmets, 500-117 MK 21 Helmet. Parts... Read More

Monday, August 11, 2014
Bulletin #8 of 2014

Kirby Morgan® has developed several new kits that are in stock and ready to ship. Please see the Kirby Morgan® website to view the specific kit contents, go to Products > Spares Kits then select “By Number,” alternatively use this link: https://www.kirbymorgan.com/products/spares-kits then select “By Number.”


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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Bulletin #7 of 2014

SuperLite® 27® Helmet P/Ns 500-040, 500-041. 525-333 SL 27® Helmet Spares Kit, 525-341 SL 27® Overseas Spares Kit.

For an improved oral nasal mask fit, the SuperLite® 27® Helmet will begin shipping August 2014 with its previous oral nasal mask, the 510-690. It has been found that this oral nasal mask provides a better fit and improved operation of the nose block device. The 510-690 replaces the 510-747 oral nasal mask for the... Read More

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Bulletin #6 of 2014

The M48 Masks, No Pods (i.e. without 805-015 Scuba Pods) part numbers above, now come with mask straps and strap keepers.

To clarify: The M48 SuperMask, Mask Only, now includes the 805-031 Spider Assembly with four 820-225 Strap Keepers attached.

The M48 MOD 1, Mask Only, now includes the 810-007 Mask Strap with five 820-225 Strap Keepers attached.

We anticipate the addition of straps with strap keepers will increase... Read More

Friday, June 13, 2014
Bulletin #5 of 2014

Complete re-gelcoating of Kirby Morgan fiberglass helmet shells and KMB 18 frames MUST be done by a Kirby Morgan factory trained... Read More

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bulletin #4 of 2014

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems has found, tested, and approved a set of products for cleaning and brightening the stainless steel shells (P/N 560-517) and Pods (P/Ns 560-556, -516) of the KM 77, KM 37SS and KM 97 Helmets. These parts are composed of 316L grade, highly corrosive resistant stainless steel.

WALTER SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES www.walter.com

Produces two products, E-NOX Clean and UNO SF,... Read More

Monday, May 19, 2014
Modular Manual USB Drive

Kirby Morgan® is happy to announce our new USB flash drive containing a Modular formatted Manual for helmets, and soon BandMasks®. The USB Modular Manuals will take the place of our previous, printed, hard copy manuals.

Currently, only the KM 97 and KM 37 helmets are shipping with the USB Modular Manuals. All other helmet models and both BandMasks® will be changing over to the USB flash drive Modular Manual in the near future.

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Head Cushion

Improved Design
The updated design of the head cushion includes a 16 inch zipper (instead of only Velcro closures) with a three pocket system for easier replacement of the foam. The foam is now beveled, or shaped to conform better to the contours of the helmet for better fit and comfort.

Custom Fit
The 510-683 chin cushion has been improved as well. When all these products are used together,... Read More

Thursday, May 15, 2014
New Hood & Face Seal

The new hood and face seal assemblies are available in three different sized (S, M, L) molded face seals that can be combined with two different sized hoods, small and large.

Once correctly sized (go to BandMasks for face measurement system), the new face seals fit against the diver's face better for improved safety and comfort. The face seals are molded out of a durable synthetic rubber that does not require foam backing. The ear... Read More

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
455 Balanced Regulator

The new 455 Balanced regulator, P/N 505-455, sets a milestone in surface supplied breathing performance and will soon be compatible with all Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks® that feature the SuperFlow® 350 or 450 regulators.

The 455 Balanced regulator is a downstream balanced poppet design, and is featured on the new KM 97 Helmet. Like the widely used SuperFlow® 350, the 455 Balanced has a multi turn bias adjustment allowing the... Read More

Monday, April 7, 2014
Bucket Hat 40th Anniversary

40 Year Anniversary Bucket Hat, 1974–2014. This helmet was designed by Bob Kirby and Bev Morgan as a joke, but several important findings were made as a result of water testing this unit. The helmet dives quite well and is surprisingly comfortable.

For more information check out our history section here: http://upgrade.kirbymorgan.com/company/history

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Friday, April 4, 2014
Balanced Scuba Regulator

The uniquely shaped exhaust whisker diverts exhaust bubbles away from the diver’s field of vision.This scuba regulator’s overall breathing performance is outstanding and easily exceeds all European CE requirements when used with the Kirby Morgan® CE approved first stage regulator (P/N 305-161) or other CE approved first stage regulators (those with a minimum intermediate supply pressure of 135 psig).

Part Number 200-120 Balanced 2nd... Read More

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Kirby Morgan 97

The Kirby Morgan® 97 features the 455 Balanced Regulator. The 455 is an all stainless steel regulator with superior breathing performance and the added advantage of compatibility with the SL 27, 17C, KM 37, KM 37SS, KM 57 helmets as well as the KMB 18... Read More