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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. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    Or let the OOA diver bring their own sanitizer/wipes if they want to use my octo - I have no problem breathing from it if I have issues with my primary :wink:
  2. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    No wipes. Not marine friendly plus taste awful. I recommend rum, tequila or vodka depending on dive location.
    Bob DBF, Marie13, shoredivr and 4 others like this.
  3. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Contributor

    Wipes are no problem. Simply put one in your mouth before diving. It cleans both your reg and any one donated to you. You could even do it as a service to others. A wipe between your teeth and gums'll do ya.

    You can stash one of those airplane booze bottles in case it's from uncfnp
  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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  5. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Huntington Beach, CA
    Look at the last line in number 8. Now you have posted what PADI has give to pros and dive centers to use however in both of the web conferences I was on, they clearly stated to us that divers should test breathe the regs, sterilize them and then right before splashing just do a quick check by purging. They actually said that just a test purge was not enough and divers should do both.
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  6. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Ok great! I only cited the document which PADI published publicly. It's been elsewhere on ScubaBoard, and all over Facebook. I am not a PADI Pro, I don't have any access to restricted publications. A simple web search and it was readily available.

    They may have told you one thing, and that's great. But this document does, clearly, state "But sharing air might be really important underwater. So, don't test breathe your alternate second stage. Test purge it during checks, but leave it disinfected in case someone needs it. Or, test breathe it, then redisinfect it."

    Their recommendation is to do either, and/or both, it's up to the individual and/or dive op. There's no scuba police, nobody is going to get in trouble for utilizing one recommendation over another, or doing neither! If you see one of my earlier responses, in response to a question as to whether or not I think it's a sufficient test, I, personally, do not think it's sufficient, and will continue to test breathe my octo, but my dive partner right now is my wife, swapping spit via octo is the least of our "sharing"...

    You dive you, and I'll dive me, and everyone else will take whatever steps they consider to be appropriate for themselves in this situation.

    Edit to add: The poster was publicly linked to in a Blog post by Drew Richardson,
    President & CEO PADI Worldwide, in the paragraph immediately following the heading "Your PADI Dive Center is Ready".... "If you haven't already, you'll be seeing this poster highlighting eight simple steps that we can take as divers, posted on websites and at your local dive shop.".... available here: Diving is Reopening
  7. Gareth J

    Gareth J Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK
    Maybe you need three transmitters, and voting logic!:yeahbaby:
  8. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

    A man with a watch knows the time. A man with two is never sure.
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  9. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    The SPG not wavering when a reg is breathed shows the valve is open, it does not mean the valve is fully open. Depending on the valve, 1/4 turn open may be enough to pass that test.
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  10. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    I am not sure what normally means and what a meter is but I learned to go through my checks including presenting the long hose before submerging.

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