- Reaction score
- Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
- # of dives
- 1000 - 2499
Exactly, that's why I suggested using the average depth and dive time I included in my report to estimate gas requirements. My average RMV on this trip was the same as my long-term average, 0.36 cu ft/min (0.32-0.41). I used an AL80 and ended dives with a little less than 500 psi one third of the time (400-490). Nobody in our dive group this visit ended a dive early. Back in 2021, one man using an AL100, ended a few of his dives a little early and surfaced on his DSMB, to be picked up by the RIB....I took those 2 quotes together because in combination they suggest to me Malpelo's diving can be a bit 'challenging,' and averages deeper than some of the mainstream Caribbean destinations, so air consumption for people who aren't particularly good with it could be limiting. At least that's my inference.
The AL80s and the AL100s are filled to the same pressure, an average of 3100 psi for my cylinders this year. So, I started with an average of about 80 cu ft while those with the AL100s started with about 94 cu ft.