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UTscuba's Recent Activity

  1. UTscuba liked Diving Dubai's post in the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    Sidemount more than other rigs, does need to be configured or optimized for the type and style of diving you do. I generally boat dive...

    Apr 4, 2020 at 1:52 PM
  2. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    I like that idea, I'm going to give that a try

    Apr 4, 2020 at 1:52 PM
  3. UTscuba replied to the thread For Sale Scuba Gear Mega Sale!.

    interested in the Petrel, but (if it's not a dumb q) how do the petrel and perdix differ? Is it more than just the housing? edit: never...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 8:57 PM
  4. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    it's one of those preference things. Everything I read when I first started said to use the top clip, then in my course I was taught to...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  5. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    I only use the bottom clip, and bungee the top. But I dive with AL80s and the bungee is stiff enough it takes the weight ok, if I was...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  6. UTscuba liked ScubaWithTurk's post in the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    This is exactly how I do it AND teach my students to do it. You don't have anything else to do on the safety stop anyway so might as...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 4:21 AM
  7. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    that said, it could be an expensive mistake if the person you're passing your steel LP125 to loses their grip ;)

    Apr 3, 2020 at 4:20 AM
  8. UTscuba liked ScubaWithTurk's post in the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    In this situation, I would just pass my DPV and cylinders up then climb the ladder clean of gear. Of course that depends on the surface...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 3:57 AM
  9. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    exactly, you can start stripping everything down and stowing hoses on your safety stop and leave the bottle you're breathing from in...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 3:54 AM
  10. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    and unlikely to be a first set up as per OP ;) mind you I'm SSI, maybe that's how good PADI AOW is now

    Apr 2, 2020 at 2:54 PM
  11. UTscuba replied to the thread Coronavirus and how the cruise ship crumbles.

    I don't think that's fair, I've always wanted to go on the Britannic [MEDIA]

    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:57 PM
  12. UTscuba liked ScubaSquatch's post in the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    I'll throw in my $0.02 because I feel like I did somewhat similar to what the OP is asking about. I started learning/diving SM pretty...

    Apr 1, 2020 at 1:17 PM
  13. UTscuba liked rhwestfall's post in the thread Most Expensive Rebreather in the World?.

    Yes, it is called a submarine.

    Apr 1, 2020 at 3:32 AM
  14. UTscuba liked RainPilot's post in the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    Another factor that may not be readily apparent, that applies to the idea of a early days recreational OW diver going SM, is that it...

    Apr 1, 2020 at 12:35 AM
  15. UTscuba replied to the thread Sidemount as a first own setup?.

    much as I love sidemount and can't see myself ever going back to backmount, I'd tend to agree here. There's too many other things going...

    Apr 1, 2020 at 12:15 AM