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Removing my 6' long hose for open rec diving- ideal length for open water?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by zimm17, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

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    Your students are lucky to learn this from you!
     
  2. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Zimm: I would just use a 7 footer and tuck it in. It allows for comfortable distance between you and buddy in case you want to share air.
     
  3. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    That's the main reason I was attracted to the idea of a "standardized" configuration that at least one agency promotes. No fiddling required, even switching back and forth between rec and tec dives. Maybe it's not the absolute most ideal configuration that could ever be, but it works well enough, and I am relieved of feeling a need to fiddle with it.
     
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  4. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

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    Unless you’re a left handed, petite female with a sensitive back and shoulder... then there is no such thing as “standard”!
     
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  5. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Not necessarily. I know one such diver that ticks all the boxes you listed. She happens to be a UTD-trained cave diver and she develops a nervous tic anytime something is not standard. It's actually quite funny to watch.
     
  6. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

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    Maybe it’s a personality thing... I enjoy being a bit different, and I love the variety of gear people dive, even vintage 1980’s day glow! I like the history, and the garage tinkerer inventiveness of it. But standardization is great for teams, it helps people understand each other’s setup, and I think it’s reassuring for people doing something dangerous like going into caves. But still, there’s a lot of wild interesting DIY in that history too!
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Take up SM. You can fiddle to your heart’s content and beyond! :D

    I use the 5ft hose on my single tank BM setup. Works well. I’m diving wet now, and I never considered it would be too short diving dry (I’m a certain number of pounds to lose and probably a year away from replacing drysuit).
     
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  8. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

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    Why does a dry suit need a longer hose? The bulk? Big underarms? The neck seal? Inflator? Curious, never dove dry...
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Extra bulk from the suit and undergarments combined.
     
  10. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

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    I see, yeah they are bulky... and DRY. I like to get wet when I get my gills wet LOL.
     

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