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Why did I get nauseated? Oil and water in my tank.

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by CaptainHornblower, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    How many contaminated tanks have you seen in your diving career?
     
  2. CaptainHornblower

    CaptainHornblower Captain

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    I dove with my regs after my dirty air incident without having them cleaned and serviced. It wasn't bad enough to make me puke, but it made me sick enough to cancel the rest of my day. When I had them serviced the tech said he found the first stage pretty well contiminated, a little bit in the hose and traces in my second stage. So the short answer is absolutely you have to get your regs cleaned.
     
  3. redacted

    redacted Guest

    None for me. None for my wife. None for anyone I dove with.
     
  4. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    I have also seen none for myself or my wife.
    Might just be the operators we use?
     
  5. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    As I said earlier, it could happen to anyone. Awap dives with me. Or he used to before I moved, anyway.
     
  6. redacted

    redacted Guest

    And when we use them. I guess any operator can have an equipment problem that may result in his pumping contaminated gas. Most of us (ops and divers) do what we can to avoid any unpleasant surprises. I think the biggest problem is how a supplier handle it when he has a problem.
     
  7. openmindOW

    openmindOW HSA Instructor

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    Name the LDS, please. It is totally unacceptable. I got bad air a long time ago.

    The LDS (diving lake South of Richmond, Virginia) and i learned it takes. Lot to clean out the oil from the cylinders. Worse

    ---------- Post added October 9th, 2014 at 08:21 AM ----------

    You owed all the affected divers a free dinner - at the least
     
  8. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    It's a liveaboard. They get free dinner anyway.
     

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