My vote, unnecessary.
A diver should be able to calculate what’s on their back (or side) and set aside a minimum gas (reserve) for an emergency in their dive plan. The added weight, drag, and configuration would hinder a recreational diver more in an emergency than it would help.
I’m looking for an AL-40 cylinder for a pony setup. If someone also has an environmentally-sealed reg set and/or rigging they’d like to part with, I’d be even more grateful. I’m in coastal GA but can travel to SC or North FL/Cave Country to pick up or meet in the middle.
Thanks for the help...
Hello everyone, I'm looking for a bailout/deco reg set that will first see use on a pony bottle, then maybe on a stage cylinder later. If beggars can be choosers, I'd like something environmentally sealed and diaphragm (or Poseidon haha). Something like DGX, Dive Rite, ScubaPro, etc. It's fine...
Alrighty then. I've managed to get irritated enough in about 15 dives to want my own gear (more or less) immediately. Like most of us, I have pockets that you can see the bottom of and want to choose wisely.
I would consider myself an "advanced beginner" or "beginning advanced" due to...
Hi all, new divers who just invested in x2 Apeks XL4+ kits for me and my wife. After reading the manual it specifically says about pressurised soaking the regs for around an hour, which I intend to do.
TLDR What kit should I get to pressure soak the regs.
I was intending to get a "spare air"...
I was pondering a 13 or 19cuft pony setup.
Anyone just attach it to an integrated inflator / octo setup to avoid additional hoses?
Obviously the downside is that I'd be using my octo air when I'm adjusting boyancy, but my purpose for it is otherwise as a bailout tank only not deco tank and I'm...
Used a handful of times. Last hydro was done 11/13
Works perfectly, still has air in it.
Comes with regulator, handle, straps, gauge, safety valve and picker too :)
Local Chicagoland pick up preferred.
email me here : firstname.lastname@example.org
MK2 R380 and pony bottle gauge, used once. Bailout setup. | eBay
Scubapro MK2 and R380 with pony bottle gauge
Used once. Came from man who had heart attack and can no longer dive
Unit is in excellent condition and clean
Buy with pony tamer and x-bracket and will refund 20%
New Pony Tamer Cylinder Holder and used X-Bracket | eBay
Pony Tamer 3-piece pony bottle holder. New -- no box.
Should be used with 19cuft bottle or smaller.
X-Bracket is used however it is anodized aluminum and is in perfect working order. Image from web.
Attach to tanks with hose clamps...
First post here. Please be gentle ...
Anyway, I was looking at a thread and came across Andy Davis article where he compares the PADI Deep Diver course with Tech 40. In outlining the equipment options he refers to single back-mount with appropriately sized pony bottle as an alternative...