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Second Thoughts About Rebreather Class

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by ccrprospect, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. grantctobin

    grantctobin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago
    55M/180’ to the sand at its deepest. The deck of the Saratoga is ~30M and 50M to the sand, but it is the shallowest.
  2. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    I see.
    Too deep for a standard almost-rec air diving with some deco, the bottom time would be too short.
    These are technical dives, requiring at least two different mixtures, one for bottom (which could perhaps still be air), and one for deco, at high O2 percentage for shortening the wait time.
    But at 55m narcosis can be dangerous, so normoxic trimix is better; unfortunately it is very expensive.
    I see now why you are evaluating a rebreather.
    In know people here in Italy who make routinely this sort of dives, down to 60m, in OC, with air at bottom and nitrox-50 for deco, but frankly this is not for me.
    jgttrey likes this.
  3. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
    I didnt think 2019 was any worse than any other year. But haven't tried to tally anything up
  4. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

    I don't really remember any big CC deaths in 2019. Lost one friend this year tech diving, he was on OC.
  5. Brad_Horn

    Brad_Horn Nassau Grouper

    Yes, it looks like 2019 was quite light on for reported incidents at least with what has been published to date, looking up DLs tracking of rebreather fatalities Deep Life Design Team: databases and analysis of rebreather accident data

    Gives roughly:
    2019 = 22 but DL are missing at least 1, so 23 plus
    2018 = 26
    2017 = 34
    2016 = 36
    2015 = 26
    2014 = 34
    2013 = 34
    2012 = 33
    2011 = 30
    2010 = 27
    2009 = 26
    but every year no matter the number it's still too many.....
  6. taimen

    taimen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
    I assume number of active rebreather divers is still growing without number of fatalities increasing much. That would mean something positive is happening with safety.
  7. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

    36, 34, 26, 23
    Looks like the numbers are going down by my sesame street counting skills.
    And I am sure the number of rebreathers and divers are going up.
    taimen likes this.
  8. bakodiver391

    bakodiver391 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Marshall Islands
    Bikini can be done on air and deco mix. Yes max depth is 54 m but you are very seldom below 50m and most of the diving is around 48. Penetrations on Sara range from 34m to 46m. Most of the wrecks you can cruise around at 48m and see most everything. If you are dead set against a rebreather then get lots of practice on air at the 45m level. Remember Bikini is warm, clear and still, so best possible conditions.
  9. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    You can also put one bullet in the chamber of a revolver and click the trigger a couple of times so you know what it sounds like. If that sounds stupid, good because it's no stupider than your comment.
    Whatever you do don't follow this idiotic advice. CO2 poisoning can come on so suddenly and be so debilitating you won't know you're in trouble until it's too late.
    I am surprised at you michael-fisch
    kensuf likes this.
  10. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    There used to be a dive facility there (15-20 years ago) and they did almost all their diving on air

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