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Entangled Loose SPG

Discussion in 'Near Misses and Lessons Learned' started by BlueTrin, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    Found this on FB:

    his buddy has a loose SPG on the pics as well :)

    Coral Reef CPR
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    That's one reason I carry short hose (24") and small diameter (1/4") HP hose for SPG, running along my shoulder strap & clip it over chest D-ring to avoid entanglement. If it were entangled, I have dive knife to cut the hose off.

    The HP hose has small orifice at the 1st stage regulator end. So I would have time to safely ascent with the HP hose cut off, as shown in the video, below.

     
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  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

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    Man, that's some real Sea Hunt stuff with the attacking giant clam. :rolleyes:
     
  4. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Kind of sad that someone working on coral restoration is not more proactive in gear setup to avoid dangly bits!!! The buddy is no better as you pointed out as well - geez!

    I ditched my SPG and use dual transmitters/dual computers as I never liked the extra bulk and having to clip an SPG on and off.
     
  6. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    Without criticising

    The ability to clip on and off, whether an spg, or smb or anything else, shouldn't be an issue. During AoW as part of buoyancy I get students to do all this, be able to find their d rings, open and close pockets etc. It shouldn't be task loading (but often is) and certainly shouldn't be a hassle.

    Being able to manage simple tasks automatically should be natural.

    I dive AI and SPG (unless in SM where AI serves little benefit to me) but that's my choice.
     
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  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    nevermind...
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    That’s a better option, especially since I plan to mount my reg upside down. Currently the right-side up mounting makes the reg sitting up high and the back of my head occasionally touching the top of the reg when I do the backroll entry from a dinghy.
     
  9. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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  10. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    Meanwhile your octo is Safety secured and hidden away.....just saying maybe consider another option for it.
     

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