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Resort's " New Normal " Rule - No AIR 2 or diving your long hose

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by beaverdivers, May 21, 2020.

  1. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    ROFL
     
  2. saxman242

    saxman242 Contributor

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    I can't answer that question, but figured more of BSAC's thoughts on a hog loop would be insightful:

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  3. TravisD

    TravisD Assistant Instructor

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    FWIW, SSI standards for entry-level (i.e. Open Water) classes specify that while we're permitted to teach either primary or octo donate, that primary-donate is the preferred method, and is what is required to be used for Professional (instructor) training courses.

     
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  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's why I really like my 5ft hose. Wraps around my torso with no extra to have to deal with.
     
  5. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Does the hose come around the back of your neck?
     
  6. loosenit2

    loosenit2 si respiratio sub aqua amet

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    our casual observations appear to have produced vastly different results. I see very few air2s in the wild and outside of tech dive circles have only seen one other person use a non air2 primary donate system.
    It would be interesting to see systematic statistics on use of secondary vs primary donate. Most opinions seem to be based on personal observation but I have not seem any systematic analysis, nor could I find any in casual internet searches.
     
  7. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    It seems to vary with location and group. Up here we see it more often. But 10 foot vis is good 20 is OMG and the water is cold,.this means local divers really, really like diving and end up getting into tech. I have not seen the air2 outside of a display every shop I know has the we will do everything possible to talk you out of it but if you insist we will sell it to you.
     
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  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Correct, your sample is much different from mine over many years in Florida and the Caribbean. I contend that combo inflator/regulator units are quite common

    Perhaps we will just not agree
     
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  9. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    I just thought of another example go to cozumel, roatan, Cayman, Belize, etc and count the number of drysuits you see. Then come up here, great lakes, Washington state etc and count the number of drysuits.
     
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  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes.
     

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