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  1. jadairiii

    Nitrox Analyzer

    FYI, when buying one, check the price on the replacement O2 sensors. I had a Maxtec MaxO2+ which never worked right, I had it replaced by the manufacturer, still was wonky and the replacement O2 sensors were expensive. Replaced it with an Oxycheq explorer, been super happy with it.
  2. jadairiii

    Oxygen poisoning seizure > how to react ?

    Thank you so much for chiming in on this topic with facts. I have addressed this on multiple topics, always have good, competent surface support and always dive with a marking buoy so surface support can follow the team. This also lends itself to the topic, always dive with a team.
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    Oxygen poisoning seizure > how to react ?

    My experience, I was diving a hot Nitrox mix deep (210', 1996?), swimming into the current, becoming more and more agitated (feeling of unease), but not really thinking about it, when my lips became numb and tingly......that's went my medulla oblongata kicked in and sent a very strong...
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    Oxygen poisoning seizure > how to react ?

    Per the article. I've had the "vague feeling" back in my stupid deep air days. It's not fun.
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    Oxygen poisoning seizure > how to react ?

    Found the story on the KW diver incident (note how long according to the report that he regained consciousness: May 1993 Key West, Florida—A diver mistakenly switched to his “labeled and color-coded” oxygen regulator instead of EAN 36 at his 28 m/90 ft decompression stop following a 25-minute...
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    Oxygen poisoning seizure > how to react ?

    First, keeping an unconscious diver underwater would be much more dangerous then sending him to the surface. Especially if you have swapped regulators, there is no way to tell how much water has been asperated from the moment of the seizure until after the swap and continuing on from there...
  7. jadairiii

    marathon fl dive shop recommendations

    Halls, Capt Hooks, Tildens. Deep Blue in Key Colony. If you are close to Duck Key, Dive Duck Key was good. Really depends on where you are staying, Marathons a big island.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    You should listen to it, it is related to the topic at hand. Specifically, the things you dont know, you dont know.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    Bounce diving to 45m, you may want to listen to this:
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    @Lorenzoid is correct. But to elaborate on this, there have been other threads that asked the question "what defines an advanced diver?". That is one of the definitions, a diver that knows when they are pushing that envelope and how to react. Problems in 30' of water are much different than...
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    More rabbit holes. There is a huge distinction (and you know this) between diving with an insta-buddy in 30' of water and an insta-buddy in a depth that may require a pony bottle to get you to the surface. I dont really believe I need to explain the logic in that. Do I?
  12. jadairiii

    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    No, I'm not. But your dive could have turned into a "tech dive" very quickly and you and your buddy were completely ill prepared to deal with it. Take a dive at 60', you and your buddy run into an issue as your are approaching the end of the dive, takes a few minutes to address, you end up...
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    What was your total bottom time? And what is your definition of "just under 1K"?
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    Ya, guilty as charged. But I think you missed my point, the question was "recreational" pony bottles. You're comfortable and squared away to do a 120' dive with a larger bottle and back-up, it may be a "recreational" dive to you, but it sure as heck aint a recreational dive to 99% of the...
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    First off, I dont have an "organization". Second, doing a wreck dive in 120' with "a large single and a pony" is not a typical recreational rig or a recreational dive.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    Here is a prefect example of thread shift. The original question was "recreational" diving. Diving a wreck in 120 is a technical dive. Add to that "forgetting" to swap to a new tank AND never looking at his pressure gauge until he runs out of gas is beyond stupid and a pony bottle wont fix...
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    This is way people run out of air also. Poor planning, it wasn't an accident that caused you to be in a location without a gas station.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    I do get the sarcasm, but there could be some people trying to learn on this thread. New divers should ask, before they plan what equipment they will bring or rent, what type of diving they will be doing. Diving the "Caribbean" could mean shallow reefs close to shore, or drift dives far from...
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    I should, but 27 pages....uggg
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