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spare air? i use one and i get laughed at

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by yogavnture, May 21, 2019.

  1. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

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    never said safe...I said chamber or morgue. Im relatively confident most divers wont give a **** about assent rates and NDL protocols during a CESA. All they will care about is getting to the surface. At that point, math doesn't matter.

    jay
     
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  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    @W W Meixner
    Not well written on my account, but what was in my head made sense so I'll try again for clarity. If one calculates the pony to replace their back gas at any point the back gas becomes unavailable one needs significantly more than if they only need enough to assist a CESA. This should be a personal choice based on knowledge rather than a product brochure.


    If it wasen't him some unknowing newbie would take an undeserved beating, although these threads are getting more civil over time. Catch ya on the next one.


    Cheers
    Bob
     
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  3. dead dog

    dead dog Solo Diver

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    I know a guy that has two 120 cu. ft. HP tanks that he wears on his sides. Now as he said "I have enough air for my self and some left over for two other drivers", these are his pony two bottles. Yes, he said this in jest. "If anyone wants to laugh let go ahead and laugh." Do what feels right for you and walk away.
     
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  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Ask Scott Cassell about that!
     
  5. tech_diver

    tech_diver Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Holy Crap!

    I need a bigger knife!
     
  6. ScubaBunga

    ScubaBunga Nassau Grouper

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    You could always use the spare air to block the beak!
     
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  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!

    But what about the others? You are going to need a lot of SpareAirs for that as they don't hunt alone.
     
  8. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    AFAIK, Scott Cassell had two dive with squid, one of which he had some sort of suit that looked like their prey (can't find the video). That ultimately wound up in the category of "bad idea."

    Night diving in the Sea of Cortez in September isn't the smartest thing one could do.
     
  9. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

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    Wow, he was in distress and didn't have MOF.
     
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  10. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

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    Just put together my first pony with DIY sling, 16 cu ft (2 litre 232bar faber - surprisingly small), for my usual local 20m max depth diving. Can't wait to take it out.

    I think there is no way around a pony or doubles if you after independence/redundancy beyond CESA assistance, but I'd rather have a spare air to sip on than absolutely nothing should things go wrong. I just think that if you bother carrying something extra, it may as well do the job properly.
     
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