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Any NJ Tiny Doubles Divers?

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania / New York / New Jersey' started by WatchTryst, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. WatchTryst

    WatchTryst Nassau Grouper

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    Calling all NJ/NY Tiny Doubles divers, where are you at?
     
  2. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not sure if mine count but I’ve started using double steel 80s. Really comfortable and super small. I’m 5’8” and perfect for me.
     
  3. WatchTryst

    WatchTryst Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: The Jersey Shore
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    Not quite as small as double 50's, however they are smaller than double 120's :happywave:
     
  4. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm very tempted to get a set of twin 50s, but am unsure how often I'd actually use them. On what kind of dives are you using them down the shore?
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Solo Diver

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  6. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They look about about the same size as double Al 63s. I’ve had a few strange looks on the GB. Only use for rec dives.
     
  7. NYCNaiad

    NYCNaiad Dive babble all day long Staff Member

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    Howdy, Jersey neighbors. (Former Jersey girl now living in NYC.) I'm very curious what types of dives you do using tiny doubles...& why use tiny doubles? (I've never heard of those before & can't quite get my head around their use. Totally get the use of regular doubles locally as well as a single tank with a pony.)
     
  8. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    I find tiny doubles trim better than a single, and it saves having to take regs apart to have a single tank setup and a twins setup. For solo diving it provides the required redundancy without having to sling a pony. You also get more gas than a standard Al80 at service pressure, and a lot more if you cave fill them.
     
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  9. NYCNaiad

    NYCNaiad Dive babble all day long Staff Member

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    Thanks. Makes sense.
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mine are HP80s. Usually fill to 3600-3700. Not exactly cave but mucho gas for two long wreck dives.
     

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