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Why did you start rebreather diving / what do you love about it ?

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by nadia_amphibio, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. MegDiver792

    MegDiver792 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    I went zero to hero, and after a year of Open circuit dove a gem, realized its limitations (SCR) and went to CCR. Deeper longer dives. What I love about CCR is the quiet.
    Fish just treat us as big bright fish. I love the reserve capacity if stuff goes sideways. You have time to work it out. I love the flexibility of changing dive plan to go longer, deeper, or both if needed (or wanted) What I dont like. Its a lot of work. day 1 during week gather dive gear, day 2 build rebreather, day 3 gather everything up and put in car.Dive saturday, clean sunday, rinse wash repeat. Plus its a physical toll. My Meg weighted is around 130 pounds, coupled with 2 BO 80s and a scooter, thats a crap ton of weight coming out of the water. When we're doing a boat dive on my boat, a lot of gear to transfer to the boat and back. Its a labor of love.
     
  2. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
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    My rebreather ready to dive weighs less than 20lbs, lol
     
  3. MegDiver792

    MegDiver792 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    so you add zero weight and no bailout weighting... ok.
     
  4. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
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    A meg weighs `30lbs? I've never dove one, but put one on my back and it didn't seem that heavy. Or are you diving large onboard tanks?
     
  5. MegDiver792

    MegDiver792 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    Steel tanks, al19 for suit/wing gas, and 42 pounds of lead.
     
  6. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
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    That's a ****-ton of lead. No wonder.
     
  7. MegDiver792

    MegDiver792 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    Gets cold diving 42d water for 3 hours, even with argon and heated vest. Have to carry 8pds alone for swing weight on the 80s.
     
  8. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Florida
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    yup!
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    17,293
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    in stock configuration it is about 60lbs ready to dive. It's still not that much heavier than say a single steel 130, but it's still lighter than even double al80's
     
  10. caveseeker7

    caveseeker7 Rebreather Pilot

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    Survey send.
    Level to be achieved: Old diver
     

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