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Your "Solo Diving." Decompression Bottles(s) Setup?

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Boston Breakwater, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Alexandra Headland
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    I love how proud you are of your immaculate gear Boston Breakwater

    I turned up to my first course with my own 4 regulators, the two standard ones, one seaquest air source, and a reg on an upside down aluminium pony on the left because I only had a standard valve. Everyone wanted to be my buddy they called me the air factory
    Always had both bladders hooked up when I infrequently used that type of wing, because if you have an autoinflating inflator you should leave that one behind and bring a non autoinflating one on the dive instead
    and with this muscle memory thing I read about, with my five sets of gear and a rebreather
    does this mean I'm in a fortunate position with multilingual six language speaking muscles
    yeah and my gear doesn't change but I'm far more conservative diving with others
    ”The others” they will mess you up
     
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  2. Cyborg Pirate

    Cyborg Pirate Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Phoenix
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    In regards the muscle memory.... I dive multiple configurations as well. Singles (rarely anymore) 1 of 4 sets of doubles, 1 of 3 different rebreathers. The OP asked about deco bottles (CCR they are called bailouts, but for conversation sakes same thing)

    Every single backplate and wing I have is set up exactly the same so the fit and the familiarity is identical, all of my bailouts or deco bottles have inline shut offs on them. All charged and tested then valves closed. (Save my bottom gas bailout in CCR dive that tank valve is left open and the inline closed). All left handed valves on the left and right on the right. My valves are not facing down durning the dive, I clip them to my harness and then bungee loop the valve so it rotates up and back, this keeps my deco/bailouts streamlined and not dangling. All deco/bailouts are labeled with mix and MOD. This is done for me as having multiple deco/bailouts in my inventory it is important for me to know exactly which one I am pulling off the rack. All of my regulators are Atomics, with different colored hoses and different colored mouth pieces etc. (Atomics makes great color kits to do this) the only non Atomics reg I use is my O2 and it is a diverite.
    The key to all of this is, yes REDUNDANCY, training and constant use of the equipment to enact the muscle memory. Do what is comfortable to you as long as you are not putting yourself at higher risk. The DIR mindset doesn’t work for everyone and never will.
    Diving is not “SAFE” safe is defined as without risk. Well diving has risks. As long as you use a risk management profile and manage as many risks as you can and mitigate what you can. Diving can be as close to safe as possible. Plan your dives stick with your plans and scope of training, train every dive, and dive often. Enjoy my friends.
     

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  3. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

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    We always put the gas analysis stickers on the neck so it's easy to read before switching.
    I do have a mod sticker just below the first strap that is also relatively easy to read though.
     
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  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
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    Your entire post is bogus man!
     
  5. Cyborg Pirate

    Cyborg Pirate Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Phoenix
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  6. Cyborg Pirate

    Cyborg Pirate Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Phoenix
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    Cool thanks for your opinion. Happy diving buddy.
     
  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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    I will admit @Boston Breakwater gear is pretty clean. He must take really great care of it. I can't wait to see how that white oxygen bottle looks after a few trips into the Ear.
     
  8. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia.
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    Hello. Well.......The slung bottles would be extremely difficult to breathe from without second stages.....that's two.
    The back gas...single tank, has two second stages... like most configurations around the world. (Most.)
    Yeah, so 4 all together.
    Cheers.
     
  9. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
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    My inquiry was what benefit... So the benefit you derive from carrying 4 second stages is because most regulators are configured with two second stages?
     
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  10. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia.
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    Hello. I guess.....I'm unsure, what you're asking. My setup, single tank, has (2) Second stages. One coming over each shoulder. The slung bottles have (1) Second stage each....hope that helps.
    Cheers.
     

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