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New BP/W user. Would appreciate some advice.

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by mff18b, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have an Aeris AI computer also, and recently added an inexpensive gauge set to my regulator as a backup/crosscheck to the Aeris AI. Very glad I added that piece of equipment because on my last dive trip, the computer locked up and I could not get it reset for the dive (long story having nothing to do with violations). But since I also had the SPG/Depth gauge set and my wrist watch, I went on my merry way for two very nice dives in Curacao without having to rent a regulator/gauge set.
     
  2. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    What is the mention of AI doing in this forum.....someone somewhere is gonna die.[emoji12]


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  3. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

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    throw that junk in the trash. Any piece of kit that locks up on you is no good.
     
  4. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That is a bit extreme. So, if your reg goes into a free flow, are you going to throw your reg in the trash? Don't think so. The computer locked up because I packed it in a suitcase with some things I would not put it the suitcase again, and something inadvertently pressed on the power button the specific number of times within the specific time limit to put it in some kind of maintenance mode. Had never happened before and will likely never happen again. If I had the correct size coin to open the battery cover, I could have removed the battery, put in a new one, and the computer would have been reset and fully functional. I only brought up the AI computer because the OP mentioned his equipment in paragraph 1 with reference to possibly needing other equipment. I actually like my Atmos AI a lot, but decided I wanted a gauge set as a back up to avoid unnecessarily missing a dive.
     
  5. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

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    Yes, I agree. That is what I teach (and was originally taught). It appears that the OP was taught a different approach, and I am curious about the mechanics, etc.
     
  6. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

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    You're not going to put a reg in 'maintenance mode' that renders it useless. It might break, but your computer didn't break.
     
  7. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

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    :focus:
     
  8. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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    Maybe he was taught in a BC with a right hand shoulder dump?
     
  9. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    PfcAJ,
    You are being ridiculously argumentative over semantics, especially over an issue that is not relevant to the OP's original post, other than my suggestion to invest in an inexpensive gauge setup as a backup to the AI computer. A piece of equipment that is inoperative, for whatever reason, can result in the same situation--no dive. You are correct in one thing: the computer did not break. It was only rendered useless because I forgot to put a correct size coin in my save-a-dive bag so I could open the battery cover and replace the battery, which would have made it 100% functional. Let's put this to rest.
     
  10. halocline

    halocline Solo Diver

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    It makes perfect sense right up until an OOA diver yanks the primary out of your mouth and starts dragging you around. :wink: From that moment on, the long hose primary makes sense. You can still get up-close-and-personal with a panicked diver if you want, you're just not dragged into it. And there are lots of OEM primary hoses that are shorter than 32". That just makes it worse.

    Try the 5 ft hose, you'll love it. It's more comfortable and more streamlined for your own use as well. No more push-pull on the 2nd stage, no more big loop of hose sticking out.
     

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