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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. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
    How about this for a startup idea? Develop a supplement that when ingested produces a large volume of oxygen rich gas. The gas is "captured" and stored in a back mounted system for use in breathing underwater...what do ya think? Any takers?
  2. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    I know certain substances when ingested can produce methane gas so I guess it's possible.
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  3. OTF

    OTF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New England
    continuously "producing" a breathable volume of gas that way would likely startle the fish
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  4. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

    I started diving a rebreather because I wanted the credit card airline miles.
    admikar, MiloR, Kmart921 and 8 others like this.
  5. Valyngar

    Valyngar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    My JJ weights 48kg. 2x 2.7kg weights, 3l suit gas and light canister attached to jj.
  6. silent running

    silent running Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. U.S.A.
    Filled out the questionnaire.

    In my opinion, it is interesting to note that of those willing to take risk in order to experience the exceptional, there seems to be very little middle ground between the adrenaline junkies and those who carefully asses risk versus reward and prefer a more indelible, detailed experience.

    I can’t imagine trying to compare my many memorable CCR dives to the few near death adrenaline OD experiences I’ve had. Most of which were accidental in nature and on motorcycles. Certainly in terms of duration, quality and overall risk, I much prefer the experience of CCR diving...
    nadia_amphibio likes this.
  7. Andy_Mason

    Andy_Mason DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Lansing, Michigan
    Thank you...first time I actually laughed out loud today. :D
  8. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia
    I second that! Its all about the upgrades and free flights.
  9. Sifossifoco

    Sifossifoco Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Caribbean
    Why did I?
    1. The silence
    2. The buoyancy
    3. The redundancy
    4. The depth and duration of the dives
    5. Much less Helium to pay for
    Do I need to add one more reason? The fun! :)
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  10. Gareth J

    Gareth J Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK
    I found I was doing more and more dives with people using CCR.
    Had a chat with someone using one who stripped it and explained it properly. He then offered me an opportunity to critique the new course they had written. I paid for accommodation and flights, they paid for diving and provided the units. Seemed like a cheap weeks diving.

    Bloody expensive, I ordered one once I got home.

    Been diving it ever since, that was 16 years ago. I rarely dive OC, unless teaching OC courses, some of those I can use the CCR :).
    rjack321 and nadia_amphibio like this.

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