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How did you deal with snorkel warble in current

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Littlerayray, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    You're behind. Its evolved to "anti warbelation" (Although, Curacoj, I do believe there is a dash in there).
     
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  2. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    If I caught my MY snorkel warbling, I'd nail it to a tree in the back yard. Right next to the console-boot bird house.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  3. Dhboner

    Dhboner DIR Practitioner

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    I dive in cold water wearing heavy gloves regularly and would have no trouble locating and retrieving my folding snorkel from my drysuit pocket if I ever needed it. If you don't think you could open a pocket, reach in and grab a snorkel, I would hate to see you manage a bolt snap or double ender in gloves. The more salient point though is still, why do you need a snorkel (other than the archaic club rule). If you are at the surface and low on air just inflate your wing and relax if it is a boat dive or roll over on your back and start kicking if it is a shore dive...or better yet...don't let your self get critically low on air in the first place especially on a drift dive.
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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  5. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

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    Lock 21 has hella current, but I would not bother with a snorkel there - it is not at all far from shore, and with that current I would probably not bother diving there if the river was rough to boot - and I have not found it rough enough that I would want a snorkel very often.

    ---------- Post added November 7th, 2015 at 01:30 AM ----------

    ^^^^^

    This, minus the teeth comment :wink: when I am on my belly, but I spend most of my time on my back, still holding the reg the same way, loosely in my mouth.

    ---------- Post added November 7th, 2015 at 01:34 AM ----------

    For those curious about the lock 21 site Lock 21 | Save Ontario Shipwrecks
     
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  6. Littlerayray

    Littlerayray Regular of the Pub

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    If you think lock 21 has a swift current you should see the one below the dam when we drift from the dam to the college that's Hella fast I wouldn't even want to try and stop

    ---------- Post added November 7th, 2015 at 07:28 AM ----------

    There's a lot of walking lately the river is down about five feet
     
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  7. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    Huh, the Connestoga must be almost breaking the surface ;-)Lock 21's on my list.
     
  8. scagrotto

    scagrotto Barracuda

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    I've got nothing for the snorkel, but here's something you can use:

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    Give me a shout when you run out and need more.
     
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  9. freewillie

    freewillie Loggerhead Turtle

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    I can't imagine that a dive club would actually require you to wear a snorkel. I've been in rough seas and once with some very significant surf. In both conditions I never once thought, "damn, I wish I had a snorkel." In fact, a snorkel on the side of my mask would probably have been more of a nuisance than help.I used to dive with a snorkel in my BC pocket. But I've lost more after forgetting them in the rental BC pocket than I actually used the snorkel. Actually, my daughter was was the one who left them behind. Come to think of it, I actually have never used the snorkel either.If your club insists on diving with a snorkel I'd put one in my pocket and leave it there. Or find a new dive club.
     
  10. chrisch

    chrisch Solo Diver

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