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Use of the alternate regulator

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by TSandM, Aug 27, 2012.

Donation or self rescue -- which have you done more often?

  1. I've needed a reg for someone else more often than for myself; I use a standard rig.

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. I've needed a reg for someone else more often than for myself; I dive a bungied backup.

    21 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. I've needed a reg for self-rescue more than donation; standard rig

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. I've needed a reg for self-rescue more than donation; bungied backup

    14 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. I have never needed to use a backup reg for anybody.

    73 vote(s)
    57.9%
  1. Them

    Them Contributor

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    This isn't from any personal experience, but I'd say, "don't"...

    1) If you are feeling bad, you are probably not in top form as far as thinking and coordination, don't make life complicated.
    2) From what I've read, most people reflexively gasp for air after vomiting. That's OK if you have a reg in your mouth. If you think, "oh, I think I'm going to ralph, better switch regs," get the primary out of your mouth and suddenly can't hold it any more...bad day.

    Just clean it off really really well, after.:yuck:
     

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