As has been indicated with the other FissureMan offerings, you will not be reviewing a couple of lengths of unfinished plastic pipe stuck into one another using some mismatched fittings and a skinny O-ring to make a common swizzle stick.
This device has been expertly manufactured using many of the proprietary design features found in the advanced FissureMan model hand dredges. This prospecting tool will allow the underwater prospector to easily get down to accessing and retrieving the gold or gem bearing materials deep under the surface of the stream channel. With its narrow body diameter and distinctive color, the DIVER ¥ DOWN feels good in the hands and is easy to see underwater!
> Three bayonet style, twist to open material access ports.
> Large, adjustable .375" wide piston seal.
> 1.5" diameter body for easy grip.
> Collection chamber incorporating a low loss internal nozzle extension.
> Detachable collection cup providing an extra, low loss "heavies" trap.
> Chambered design for multiple suction and expulsion strokes before emptying.
> Easy use "T" style piston handle.
> Gloss Yellow & White color finish.
> Supplied with a custom, detachable 7" x ½" ID nozzle.
> Internal nozzle mechanism to eliminate potential deep nozzle plugs.
> Light weight - only 1lb. 9oz. fully assembled with the ½" nozzle.
> A right angle auxiliary grip handle is available for purchase by request.
> Fast shipment combined with both pre and post sale customer assistance.
> PROUDLY - MADE IN AMERICA
This design incorporates many of the original FissureMan innovations such as an adjustable piston seal, and bayonet style, twist-to-open material access, collection cup - just to name a few.
This is a short, light weight tool designed for the prospector who prefers to go where others generally don't. This unit is excellent for the free diver as well as the experienced hooka man who knows how to get to the bottom of things to find and recover that elusive yellow metal.
The collection chamber has a twofold purpose. The first and foremost reason for this chamber is for additional material holding capability within the manual dredge. Second, heavier material such as gold or gemstone material will drop first from the water suctioned into the cylinder. As a result this valuable material may be inadvertently lost during transfer to a sluice, bucket or pan. The chamber will instead trap this valuable material as it falls down and travels the lower surface of the piston's internal wall by gravity and then fall into the holding cup at the bottom of the collection chamber instead of out falling out the nozzle opening. The chamber design provides less chance for this potential loss of valuable materials if the suctioned material doesn't reach a holding bucket soon enough.
The DIVER ¥ DOWN model has a 1.75" OD body with 1.5" ID cylinder. When fully assembled for use is 28" long. This unit is short enough to allow easy use at the bottom of a stream pool while cleaning out those gold holding structures and holes in the bedrock.
This is a rugged, light weight device colored in bright yellow to allow easy visual identification underwater and comes furnished with a detachable, custom specialty nozzle tip.
Accessing the collected material is as easy as letting it drop out into a collection bucket. The collected material may be accessed from any or all of three twist to open bayonet connection points.
What you can expect to receive:
DIVER ¥ DOWN Manual Suction Dredge
Outfitted with one custom ½" ID specialty nozzle
Gloss Yellow & White coloration