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Making the leap: help choosing first rb

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

  1. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Shrugs? I actually dive with several SB members off and on over the years. Text outrage is an odd thing.
     
  2. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    This may sound like a dumb question but does that mean you’re allowed to be on a regular optima while your student is on the choptima. I though most agencies required the instructor and student to be on the same unit. I’m assuming the optima an choptima would be considered “the same unit” when it comes to standards
     
  4. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Nassau Grouper

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    Revo divers just pretend they are not there meld into the structure of the boat and leave their checklists clipped to bunjee cords and drive far away
     
  5. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For more on this theme....
     
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  6. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    It’s not clear in the standards, but I have access to two of everything.
     
  7. Heat Miser

    Heat Miser DIR Practitioner

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    I attended a presentation from Craig Challen, 2 weeks ago, he briefly mentioned a 245m dive he did at Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand, five months ago with his dive partner Richard Harris. In the presentation, he speculated that NZ may result in the world's deepest dive eventually. He was on twin Meg's. Video below.

    p.s. he was kind enough not to take the piss out of my rEvo :) during q & a afterwards.

     
  8. jale

    jale Manta Ray

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    world record


    Home made RBs
     
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  9. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    From TDI
    7. If an instructor is teaching a SCR/CCR course, the instructor may use SCR/CCR or open circuit equipment provided all skills are demonstrated on the unit specific SCR/CCR.
     
  10. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Nassau Grouper

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    Any good info or videos on the setup/logistics/use of these cave habitats, pretty interesting....
     

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