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Should I wear a snorkel or not

Discussion in 'New Divers & Those Considering Diving' started by Happyladydiver, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
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    Do modern diesel subs still use them?

    BTW, when people ask what your longest dive was, do you say "3 months"? :)
     
  2. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    Don't know as I was on nuke sub (obviously)

    And that's classified
     
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  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
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    Schnorchel Schmorkel...let’s call the whole thing off.
     
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  4. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    yes, they still do

    I've used a snorkel as part of my regular gear since 1968, hasn't hurt me none.
     
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  5. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Contributor

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    Is that one of the new roll-up ones that fit in a BCD pocket? Putting it together must be a real PITA...
     
  6. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia, Indonesia, USA
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    Interesting fact.

    The state of Queensland by law requires all dive operators customers to have a snorkel (does not have to be worn on your mask but at least needs to be with you; fold up pocket snorkel or bungy a regular one to your backplate) and surface with minimum 50 Bar.
     
  7. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    How do they enforce that especially the 50 bar? Is there a law enforcement person at all sites checking tank pressure?
     
  8. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia, Indonesia, USA
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    I don't know as I do not work for the QLD government. But I am assuming it is just like any other basic law, generally most people are law abiding people its like yes littering is illegal but no there is no garbage police patrolling for littering criminals. The Diving Operator is responsible for enforcing it I am sure it is just like any other business they try to follow the law to there best ability so yes most dive operators in QLD fully brief you on the rules and check that you have a snorkel and also check your pressure once you surface. Anyone that has dove at the GBR can attest to this. It's Just like a restaurant there is no beer police at every restaurant checking ID's its the business that is responsible, but yes there are people that abuse it and use fake ID's etc but that is out of there control.
     
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  9. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Contributor

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    And what happens if you dont?
     
  10. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia, Indonesia, USA
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    Very good question and I do not know. I was just posting the info as I though it was something interesting relating to the snorkel topic. I do not know any details about how it is enforced or what happens if you don't follow the rules. Every time I go diving at the GBR I just follow the rules the diver operator tells me so I have never had an issue.

    I guess maybe try asking one of the dozens of diving operators based out of Cairns or Port Douglas.

    Or maybe someone that is more verst in the QLD diving rules and regulations can shed some light on this. I would be interested to know also
     

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