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Discussion in 'Invade Cozumel 2011' started by ROXANNE, May 5, 2011.

  1. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    Question... should I assume that the electricity current is the same as US? Or do we need converters?
     
  2. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
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    Everything at the hotel is the same and safe, but if you have alot to charge bring a plug strip.
     
  3. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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    thanks.. just the cell and the computer...

    Anybody bringing REEF ID books?
     
  4. ramasule

    ramasule Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    I'll bring my books more then likely, unless I come in over 50#
    For future most tourist places that run on 240v (non north american) now have an outlet that allows both non american and american plug sizes.
    Also 99% of electronics can work off of this 240v.
    What does this mean to you,
    Unless you have an old electric razor, or hair dryer you plug in you should not worry.
     
  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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  6. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
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  7. bap

    bap Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pompana Beach, Flordia
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    so I have a questions about NDL loading. I don't dive on air much so what's the general feeling on working in a Nitrox tank here and there through out the week?

    I'm guessing I'll be in for 3-4 dives a day but it looks like long surface intervals after the 1st tank according to Dive Paradise site so it is even worth working in a Nitrox tank to help with buildup?

    I realize there probably isn't a concrete answer and it will come down to your risk comfort, just trying to see how the other experienced divers are planning to dive.
     
  8. ramasule

    ramasule Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    I'm probably going to dive nitrox, its what I've been diving everytime. If you push your NDL on air and your NDL on nitrox it's the same. I don't have a table on me but what I'm trying to say is... if you dive until no deco limit on air say 30 min and you dive until no deco limit on nitrox (same depth) say 45 min you are still loaded the same and your SI will have to be the same. Guided dives however are suited to air users so unless you stay about 15' down from everyone else your going to end up with less n2 anyways. If I was on a budget to save some $$ I would probably dive air, air, nitrox just to feel better after the 3rd dive, (if nitrox helps you feel better).
    As for your question in working in a nitrox tank for say 4 dives I would probably do the same air, air, nitrox, nitrox. The reason, after the 2nd dive is usually a bit of a SI while you eat and relax in the sun. Then the 3rd dive, use nitrox, dive as if it were air, keep that pressure group down so you can have a quick turn around. Of course you must remember to be vigilant and remember to change your gas mix on your dive computer, unless you are really good with table magic.
    Of course I have less dives then you and could be just making this all up.
     
  9. Leann H

    Leann H Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Upper East Tennessee
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    Roxanne,

    You forgot the kitchen sink!!!!

    Socks/hose??????? Really?????? I'm taking flip flops and dress flip flops only!!!
     
  10. Sask Diver

    Sask Diver Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
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    I was just nitrox certified about a month ago and would love to get in a dive or two
     

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