LARS - Diver Launch & Recovery Systems

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Diver Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) A Launch and Recovery System, also known as LARS, is a piece of equipment that subsea and marine companies use. They’re designed to get Commercial Divers and subsea equipment into and out of the water quickly and safely. The main features of a Launch and Recovery System are: Base Skid A-Frame (so named for its shape)Guide Weight Diving Basket / Cage Twin Pump / Motor Hydraulic Powerpack Man-riding Winches Northern Diver makes Launch...

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  • Safe working load: 2t
  • Maximum outreach: Approx. 1000mm from front of base
  • Width between arms: 1730mm (approx.)
  • Height to top of main arm: Approx. 4600mm with arm extended
  • Hanging points on arm: three off – 2 tonne SWL 1x main basket 2x for guide weight
  • Overall dimensions frame fully open: 3000mm L x 2000mm W x 4500mm H
  • Transport position closed: 3000mm L x 2000mm W x 1850mm H
  • Overall weight: Approx. 1200kg tare, 3000kg gross
  • Hydraulic winches: 2x DSI man riding winches 1x winch with 150mtr wire (guide weight) 1x winch (main with 90m wire) 13mm dia anti-rotational wire rope
  • Hydraulic oil: ISO hydraulic 46
  • Two-man dive basket: 1200mm L x 1000mm W x 2500mm H
  • Guide weight: 1520mm L x 250mm W x 325mm H

Delivery, Returns & Instore Collection

When will I receive my order?

International Delivery Times

Monday – Friday 3 – 5 Working Days

UK Mainland Delivery Times

Monday – Friday before 2pm Next Working Day
Monday – Friday after 2pm 2 Working Days
Saturday & Sunday 2 Working Days

UK Extended Areas Delivery Times

Monday – Sunday 3 – 5 Working Days

Please note delivery times may be extended during busy periods.

EU Areas

Please note that due to changes by HMRC, orders being shipped to EU countries will not be shipped on the same day as they are invoiced. EU Orders will now be shipped on the next working day. This only applies to E.U. orders. Domestic and Worldwide shipments remain the same.

Collect In Store?

When you go to the online checkout, you can opt to collect your items in store. We'll let you know when your order is ready for you to collect. Your order will normally be ready to collect the next working day.

Returns, refunds or exchanges?

You can return any item within 28 days of receipt for a refund, provided the item is unused, in its original packaging and in 'as new' condition.

Items will be refunded in full (less postage) if received within 28 days from the date of despatch.


We aim to deal with all returns and exchanges on the day they arrive, however please allow longer during peak periods.

You can return the item(s) by dropping them off in store or by returning the item(s) by post. We do not insist on a specific courier service for the return, so please use the most economical or appropriate method for returning the item(s).

Northern Diver (Int) Ltd
Appley Lane North
Appley Bridge

If an item becomes faulty after a period of time then please contact customer services (01257 254 444 or prior to returning the item. We will either repair or replace the item at our discretion.

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Customer Reviews

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Good enough for the Ministry of Defence

By James Griffiths MIMarEST on 09 Nov. 2018

Northern Diver supplied us with an IMCA (D018 & D023) compliant Diver LARS. The build is of the highest standard and the level of support and customer service during the whole process has been first class. Its installation is extremely fast and straightforward; this coupled with the ease of use makes it a very versatile and capable.


Trade Customers

Northern Diver offers trade accounts to commercial organisations and to those who work in or around water. Please click here to register your details and find out if you qualify. Once your trade account has been confirmed you can view all trade prices and shop easily online when logged into your account. Please note when you are not logged in to your trade account retail prices are shown. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Tel: +44 (0) 1257 25 44 44.