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SMB that can be inflated with Scubapro AIR 2 hose?

Discussion in 'Lift Bags, SMBs and Reels' started by rockinrebel, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. rockinrebel

    rockinrebel Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
    Anybody know of a safety sausage that can be inflated with a Scubapro AIR 2 low pressure hose?
    Thanks so much.
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    most are oral inflate or have an open bit at the bottom for inflating with the second stage via purge. The Dive Rite one will accept a QD, but from a standard inflation source, but it is meant for the ccr guys who don't always have a second stage readily accessible. Diverites might actually work since it just presses onto the inflation nipple, so it may work. There should be a dealer around that will have one you can try.
  3. flots am

    flots am Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wherever you go in life, that's where you are.
    You probably don't want to do that. The connector is a larger diameter than the drysuit hose and is even harder to reconnect once you pop it off.

    In any case, I've never seen one. There are some that use a standard drysuit hose, but they always made me nervous because the first time the connector jams (sand/corrosion/whatever), you're going up with the bag.

    If you really need to power inflate a bag, I'd suggest a self-inflating bag (has it's own cylinder).

  4. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Loomis, CA US
    I am confused. If you have an Air 2, and you don't like/want to manually inflate the SMB by mouth. Then why not just use the Air 2 to inflate the SMB through the opening at the bottom?

    If your current SMB does not have an opening, then get one that does.
    Coral-Reefer likes this.
  5. Scubatude

    Scubatude Recreational/Techincal Instructor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Valencia, CA 91355 661-753-9155
    To answer the question, no.. I have not seen one that is made to work with the Air2 QD connection.

    I can tell you that when I dive wet, my drysuit inflator hose (standard QD) stays attached and just tucks under my left bp/w shoulder strap. Since it was available I have used it to inflate SMBs at depth. It works very well and does not require disconnecting and QDs underwater. That all said, I personally prefer the oral inflation method.

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