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Deep6 Regs for Cold Water?

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by INQuarryDiver, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. INQuarryDiver

    INQuarryDiver Angel Fish

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    Are Deep6 regs suitable for cold water diving?

    Thanks
     
  2. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes. They are sealed diaphragm 1st stages.
     
  3. Ken T

    Ken T Solo Diver

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    I took them under the ice in February.

    Tuned down for ice diving - no free flows or problems.
     
  4. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yeah no worries, also are CE cold water tested and passed.

    The reg is actually a darn good cold water reg.
     
  5. Aimless81

    Aimless81 Angel Fish

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    Can anyone explain what adjustments should be made for ice diving? In simple terms please.
    Thanks!
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    there are no adjustments that need to be made to the Deep6 regs for ice diving. You can choose to lower the IP of the first stage if you want, some divers lower the IP to 125 from 135 but I don't think there is any real scientific evidence to do it.
    The biggest one is making sure that you are using good diving techniques that will help to prevent icing of the second stage barrel. Mainly ensuring that you are really diligent about not letting the second stage freeflow at the surface by keeping the adjustment all the way in, the venturi set to -, and the mouthpieces down
     

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