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Spare Air

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Tuytles, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    okay, how about "pull my finger"?

    (I either didn't read that thread, or I was narked and didn't remember)
     
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  2. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    I think it is incredibly common and easy to do. The underwater world is beautiful and can easily distract us. Few have good enough buddy skills to compensate.
     
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  3. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    I'm holdin' out for the doubles, as Maxbottomtime posted in 2011:

    spare-air-doubles-jpg.497424.jpg
     
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  4. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    The OP is listed as a DIR Practitioner and is asking about Spare Air. I smell a troll.
     
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  5. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    No, I don't think so. I could be mistaken, but I believe I have met the OP.

    Keep in mind that one automatically gets stuck with the "DIR Practitioner" badge as a result of having opted-in to that group, and lots of people opt in out of interest and then never do much with it.
     
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  6. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

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  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Seattle
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    I like the graph there. Nice visual.
     
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  8. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    I have heard you can screw the Spare Air reg into a paintball bottle. It would be an easy way to double the gas but then it is that much bigger and I'd have to figure out new mounts.
     
  9. Tuytles

    Tuytles DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
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    You make a good point.
     
  10. Tuytles

    Tuytles DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
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    I only dive in OW currently. Saw an ad for the old one once and didn’t think it had enough air to be worth it. But the new one could help someone in OW who might need it before an emergency ascent in OW. I’m mainly looking at general considerations for OW divers and students in case their buddies get separated or are unreliable. Just wanted to pick everyone’s brain.
     

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