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Yet another BPW question

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by cainslie, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Between Mikes and Weekapaug
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    Keep in mind, and you'll learn this in your training, at 330ft dive will be an overhead environment dive... even if the physical overhead is not there. A 330ft dive will rack up a pretty signficiant deco obligation. So since your claustrophia wont kick in... that should make you respect deep dives that much more.

    Two computers, three additional regs/gauges (two of them needing to stay O2 clean), new wing, lift bags, reels, lights, the list goes on...

    Then the training side of it. AN/DP, Trimix, Advanced Trimix are the courses you'd need to knock out a 330ft dive. Those courses alone should set you aside $4000... and that's not counting the helium charges.

    Don't let that discourage you. Just know its a journey.... at 330ft, dives require a lot of training, dives, and equipment along the way to get you there... enjoy the ride. :)
     
  2. LakeCountyDiver

    LakeCountyDiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida
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    SS backplate. If you find yourself having to carry any weight at all the first should be in your backplate. Plus a weighted backplate just feels better for me.
     
  3. NAUI Wowie

    NAUI Wowie Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Silicon Valley northern CA
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    The best and lightest, also thinnest BP/W is the scubapro hydros pro. Highly recommend for travel.
     
  4. cainslie

    cainslie Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ballito, South Africa
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    Hahaha. Fair point. Don't misunderstand me though - I'm acutely aware of the costs involved down the line, but that doesn't preclude me from being sensible about what I buy at all times. Furthermore, a conversation like this one always yields more valuable information than only the answer to the original questions.

    100%. I have almost all of that gear already and I'm expecting to spend a whole load (of both time and money) on training. It's a long game and I'm in no hurry, but it's a plan and I'm taking it step by step.

    I really do appreciate all the comments and cautions, I'm not expecting some type of overnight miracle, but I am expecting (or at least trying) to minimise mistakes that don't need to be made.
     
  5. NAUI Wowie

    NAUI Wowie Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Silicon Valley northern CA
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    Or you can do like in Cozumel where many DMs over the years have done bounce dives to 100 meters on air. Some fail but most are obviously unreported and not talked about.
     
  6. cainslie

    cainslie Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ballito, South Africa
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    Pass. :D :D :D
     
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  7. FishNBarrel

    FishNBarrel Angel Fish

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    Go ahead and get at least one steel and one aluminum. I dive only steel tanks. For single tank drysuit diving I use a steel plate. For everything else I use an aluminum plate, especially with doubles. With my CCR, I use an aluminum plate.

    For a single trimix dive, your gas will likely cost you more than what you are going to spend on a back plate, so the cost of which plate to get is insignificant. If you think you are going to do 100m dives, go ahead and start researching CCR.
     
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