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Resort's " New Normal " Rule - No AIR 2 or diving your long hose

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by beaverdivers, May 21, 2020.

  1. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Personally, I'm not 100% sure that it does...PADI seems to think it's close enough to recommend for now. I will continue to test breathe my Octo before every dive, but I also sleep with my dive buddy, I don't think she'll mind... LOL.
     
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  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    You know, I wouldn't mind sanitizing it AFTER I tested it. A quick purge doesn't reveal a torn or dislodged diaphragm.
     
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  3. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think I will go out on a limb here and suggest that a single test inhalation, even two, without exhaling into regulator will not deposit a significant viral load and I further postulate that that small contaminate will be removed by going diving.
     
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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Look at the SPG when you do it; the needle should not waver.
    Breathing is better (you get cracking pressure that way), but also look at the SPG.
     
  5. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't use an SPG anymore - that's so 80's :wink:
     
  6. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    But also much safer than using just an electronics transmitter...
     
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just bring sanitizing wipes with me diving now. If someone is OOG, I'll signal them to wait, switch to my short hose, get out my sanitizing wipes and disinfect my primary, then donate.
     
  8. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Aren't those sanitising wipes going to quite difficult to fish out with thick gloves on? Oh, hang on... what about a quick release / breakaway wipe dispenser?
     
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  9. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Eureka!
     
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  10. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I use 2 transmitters (and wear 2 AI DC's) - so no concerns as I have reliable redundancy:)
     

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