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Removing my 6' long hose for open rec diving- ideal length for open water?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by zimm17, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. zimm17

    zimm17 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Davie, FL
    I finally got in the water today after a few years off from the sport. The new hoses worked out well. 24" on the backup, 18" inflator, bumped up the SPG 2" so I can see it better, and the 5' primary just fits without a canister light. The hose is up in my right armpit, so not a lot of slack.

    I had my tank way too high, the top of the 1st stage was nearly even with the top of my head! I'll drop it down about 6" the next time. By the time I got through the surf and underwater, I wasn't going back to move the tank. It was a little choppy and I even lost the top of my brand new dive flag in the waves, bummer.

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    Looks like my inflator came out of it's bungie loop in this pic. Also need to work on that beer gut. After the inflator is put back to where it needs to be, the beer gut is the lowest object.
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  2. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    Ah!!!!!! Nice warm water. Looking good (@zimm17 ).
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

  4. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

    My longhose can be a bit of a pain if I’m diving off ribs with no ladders which is what I mostly do.

    But underwater it’s definitely not a pain if someone goes OOG, and that’s more important.

    I can hoof myself into the rib with all my gear on (single tank) but the oldies get jealous of my youth!

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