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First rebreather Dive uncomfortable

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Rbdive, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. silent running

    silent running Manta Ray

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    An OTS unit should be be the least susceptible to changes in your swim position/orientation and thus easiest to breathe, generally speaking. But if the counter lungs aren’t tight to your body and spread out evenly over the surface area of your upper chest, as opposed to bunched up, or constricted because say, they are too far over and being constricted by your arms, they won’t breathe they as easy as they are supposed to....
     
  2. 1c3d1v3r

    1c3d1v3r Rebreather Pilot

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    My first Inspiration dive was crappy. The corrugated hoses were too long and kinked causing a restriction. After readjusting the harness and shortening the hoses it was much better. OTS counter lungs are good in most positions.
     
  3. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As a general rule any front mounted counterlung system will breathe better in a variety of positions than any back mounted counterlung system. I'm sure lots of folks will argue this point but I have dived quite a number of different rebreathers and this has been my experience.
    This is also based on basic physics.
     
    FreeFlyFreak and silent running like this.
  4. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    You are absolutely correct. I am certified on many different rebreathers, and you are spot on.
     
  5. amtaher

    amtaher Angel Fish

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    Welcome to the silent world buddy,
    Sure WOB is much easier
    Wob depends on Position of CL:
    Bmcl: easier to exhale
    FMCL: easier to inhale
    Canister mounted ( SF style) only wasy when ur trim is perfectly horizontal
    You will find the FMCL the easiest of all as a start
     

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