My primary 2nd stage is bungeed around my head. Holds the reg in my mouth (pretty much, anyway) should I ever go unconscious. Poor man's FFM. haven't heard of anyone else doing this.
I learned about how to make a bungee-regulator necklace from one of the videos on Sidemounting.com. It's just bungee, 2 knots, and runs under the mouth-piece zip tie. He specifically discusses, you can pull the bungee and secure the regulator on an unconscious diver. (it's a paid video, so the link probably won't be useful to most)
Perhaps an instance of great minds think alike.
What's a snorkel? Oh is that the rolled up piece of plastic that sits on my pocket? I think the last time I used was was maybe the 90's.
I was just pointing out that most regular OW training requires a real snorkel which then makes bungee necklace another thing for a new diver to manage.
I would disagree. I have a snorkel on my mask, it lives there, actually use velcro to keep it there. I don my necklace long before my mask and using a flex snorkel with no gadgets on the ends it just hangs near my collar bone out of the way until I use it.
I hate the snorkel, but to each their own.
I will say the bungee interfered with Don and Doff my dive-helmet, which has a camera and light on it. That said, it's only a minor inconvenience & easier if I don the helmet after (sometimes after I'm underwater)