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Al 30 or Al 40

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Medicdiver0125, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Medicdiver0125

    Medicdiver0125 Nassau Grouper

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    So without intention of starting a debate about RAS I w oils like to get some opinions. I am in the market for a bottle to sling, and use as a RAS during wreck diving in lake Huron. Also I will be using it as a stage bottle in the future. So the question is, should I purchase a al 30 or a al 40. Also planning on trying out a hog reg as well so what do you guys think?:)
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Had a 30, made it my deco bottle, and bought a 40 which is now my 'pony'. I dive a 100, and the 40cf is > 1/3 of my 100cf.

    I have 3 HOGs . . . they're great!
     
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  3. nielsent

    nielsent Marine Scientist

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    I have used HOG regs and think they are great stuff!

    I use AL40's for either RAS or deco bottles, they have great buoyancy characteristics and are long, which i find works well for hose stowage against the bottle, and because I am a tall guy they fit well against me when i dive with one slung on my harness.
     
  4. seaducer

    seaducer Solo Diver

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    If the physical size is not that big a deal for you, why not go for the larger? It will serve you better in your future endeavors as a stage or deco bottle.
     
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  5. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    40. It's not that much bigger and a lot more useful.
     
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  6. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Also, I got a 40 because everyone said this ^^^^^^!
     
  7. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

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    ... what's RAS?
     
  8. robertarak

    robertarak NAUI Instructor

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  9. seaducer

    seaducer Solo Diver

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    Redundant Air Supply
     
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  10. BoneCrusher

    BoneCrusher NAUI Instructor

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    I have both a 30 and a 40. Having both, I would hands down go for the 40 over the 30. When I dive, I mainly have the 40 with me. I also dive HOG's and absolutely love them. Maybe I'll run into you on Lake Huron. I am diving out there most weekends! :D
     

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