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What is a rebreather

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by Derek M., Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Derek M.

    Derek M. Registered

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    Thank you guys. I do not really understand why they seem so dangerous. What is the most common danger when using a rebreather?
     
  2. battles2a5

    battles2a5 Divemaster

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    There are several dangers. The 3 primary textbook dangers are hyperoxia, hypoxia, and hypercapnia. But the greater practical danger in rebreathers is complacency, followed closely by lack of experience and lack of proper training.
     
  3. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    It is a device that recirculates the air you exhale, removing the CO[SUB]2[/SUB] out and adding O[SUB]2[/SUB] back in. From what I've been able to gather it does this by passing the gas through your wallet where something called "scrubber" removes all the money.

    :shocked2:

    Your spouse finding out how much it costs!
     
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  4. battles2a5

    battles2a5 Divemaster

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    My revo cost $1000 :rofl3:
     
  5. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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  6. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Custom fit drysuit: $2,100
    21w HID canister light: $1,259
    Gas-switching computer: $1,500
    Miscellaneous bits and bobs: $4,500

    Your wife believing the whole lot was "$300 on ebay" - PRICELESS!

    "If I die, please don't let my wife sell my gear for what I told her I paid for it!"
     
  7. kathydee

    kathydee Instructor, Scuba

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    :rofl3: That’s a good reason to have a wife who doesn’t dive!!
     
  8. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

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    Here is a good write up on CCR's:

    Rebreather Fatality or Simple Pilot Error :: Seaduction ®

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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  9. jepuskar

    jepuskar Instructor, Scuba

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  10. Derek M.

    Derek M. Registered

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    Thanks everyone. I liked the video and that quote Cave Diver gave even though it was a tough read. The diagram helped a lot to. Again Thank you guys
     

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