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DIR- Generic Why donate your primary?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by Boyan, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Vienna
    So what happens to the diver, who gets his reg pulled out of his mouth? Does the body immediately shut the airways? What if you are breathing in at the moment it happens?
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    I haven't (yet) been in a situation where someone grabbed the reg out of my mouth. But my hope is that if I practice donating a reg often, my body will be so accustomed to momentarily not having a reg there that wouldn't shock my body into some sort of involuntarily reaction. I'd like to believe that no matter what part of the breathing cycle I was on, I could calmly purge and put the backup reg in my mouth.
  3. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    Nothing that happens to the donor is as bad as the OOA diver who hasn't had a breath for awhile. He/she is starving for air. Just give them the reg and calmly take your backup and continue breathing. Even a couple off seconds of hesitation can be disastrous to the OOA diver.
    rongoodman likes this.
  4. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    I've had my regular unexpectedly removed from my mouth while inhaling. I just stopped inhaling and went for my backup. Practicing for primary donate helps a lot.

    That's exactly how it's gone for me.

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