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Making the leap: help choosing first rb

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Zebra 1, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Heat Miser

    Heat Miser DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    If I lent my rEvo out for a try dive, unfortunately I would say the same thing. A lot of OC divers - new to rebreathers, take the dsv out of their mouth, because the are comfortable switching OC regs. Therefore there can be a buildup of water in the exhale lung, from trydivers doing this, the O2 cells are in the lower inhale lung, so its unlikely but possible to wet the cells, and the owner of the rEvo doesn't want to have to pay the $500 to replace the 5 cells. I would be surprised if the owner of the rEvo doesn't personally have a problem swimming his/her own rig on his/her back.

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy
     
  2. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    eh I'm sure the OP has bought his overpriced Prism + MOD1 package by now anyway
     
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  3. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    Not true have dived my rEvo extensively in the tropics in 3mm wet suit, during courses etc, trims out fine, and is most certainly very usable.

    Another rEvo myth, which i heard when I was looking the revo back in 2012, there is no risk at all of moisture that may ordinarily accumulate in the inhale lung damaging the cells should one turn on their back.

    i have totally flooded my rEvo (my mistake, left DSV open a crack when practicing bailout) filled it the brim only noticed when my cells started going berserk , got home rinsed out the unit flushed cells with fresh water and they were fine, cycled them out of the unit as normal over the next few years.
     
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  4. Heat Miser

    Heat Miser DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Perth
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    @Superlyte27

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi,
     
  5. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
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    ANYONE who has owned a Revo knows that your story is total bs, lol

    I challenge anyone to stay on the loop of a Revo with a total flood (to the brim). In fact, I’ll pay $100 to see it.
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    and to hover truly flat in a 3mm wetsuit without moving or a butt trim pillow
     
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  7. cathal

    cathal Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ireland
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    Your response is total BS. I'm diving a rEvo for 8 years and exactly what the poster experienced, happened to me after my first few dives as well, completely user error. I did what the poster did, held level trim and returned to shore.
     
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  8. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
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    With a totally flooded Revo?
    I got $1000 that says you can’t stay on the loop with a total flood “filled to the brim”, his words, not mine, longer than 5 minutes.

    physics man. It’s not possible. There’s no loop volume left, it’s filled with water.
     
  9. NAND

    NAND Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
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    ...sure Superlyte27, all rEvo divers are long dead by now. If by mistake some survived then they are either inexperienced fanboys or improperly trained. I really wonder why you permanently hate this unit and all its users.
     
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  10. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Nor a massive chunk of lead/battery zip tied to the top of the cage atop the unit :wink:
     

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