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My 30 min dive that had a few problems.

Discussion in 'Matt the Aquaman' started by Matt the Aquaman, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
    Thought I would share with all of you that I did a 30 min, dive in the pool yesterday! I was face down for 1 min or so. I was under about 5 feet. I wanted to do an hour but there was one problem after another. My dive instructor friend said that dive was over because of to many problems. The double limb circuit has two tubes and one tubing has an exaltation valve at the end of the tube. Two clear pressure lines coming from the vent to the exaltation valve. The vent and the exaltation valve stays above water. On the end of one of the tube and the other one tubing is connected to the vent and both hock up to the y adaptor on the dry suit. There is a connector inside my suit that connects to the trach. The tubing is 8 feet long, they are two 4 foot tubing hocked together to make it 8 feet. The problem was that on of the 8 foot tubing with 4 footers looked bad and coming apart and I had only 2 foot sections and I feel after putting to many breaks in the circuit problem. When I was face down I was not getting the air flow I needed.

    This time I was sporting my new DUI hood my Neptune. It worked ok but next time I need my FFM over my chin better. I also used the dry glove system, with three-finger mitts. I really liked them. They kept my hands just right.

    I didn’t blow up like a hot air balloon today; we put a new connector on the inside of my suit! No air leaks lol. My dry suit worked great, like always.

    Next dive well be an hour and hopefully no problems. I guess one can’t have perfect dives all the time.

    Here’s a link to some new photos I added of my dive today… http://matt55125.tripod.com/scuba/

    Take care everyone and safe diving!
  2. ProfessorAronnax

    ProfessorAronnax Great White

    I've had problematic dives myself. Work out the kinks and I'm sure it will go better next time. Good Luck!
  3. GDI

    GDI Artificer of Havoc & Kaos ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Florida & The World
    Matt you are an inspiration
  4. radinator

    radinator Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SoCal USA
    Hey Matt! Love the new picture!

    You're a test pilot here, shaking out the system. It sounds like you're on top of the situation, solving the glitches as they come up. Good job!
  5. scubapolly

    scubapolly Instructor, Scuba


    Is that the same as calling him a Rebreather?

    Matt, the next dives will go better! Keep it up, I can't wait to dive with you!

  6. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Well 30 minutes are better than 0 minutes, huh? :wink: Hope that you get everything worked out for next time!
  7. Snowbear

    Snowbear NOK ScubaBoard Supporter

    Good to see you getting closer to realizing your dream, Matt!
  8. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: The Netherlands
  9. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
    Thanks everyone for the great words and support. I have learned when you have problems to abort.

    I'm a test pilot, and well have problems but to learn from them and fix the problem and move on. The 60 minute dive well be coming on December 9th. The local CBS news channel well be filming me that day. I well have time to get every thing together and working good.

    What do you mean by this Polly, did I miss something here? Is that the same as calling him a Rebreather?

    I can't wait to dive with you Polly.

    Take care all Matt
  10. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    Live the dream matt! Good luck on the next dives! :wink:

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