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Shore diving with DPV and a dive flag, have you done it?

Discussion in 'Dive Propulsion Vehicles' started by Texasguy, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Rick Brant

    Rick Brant Contributor

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    Dano, I have your inflatable float and am very happy with it. Is there any kind of a preferred rigging drawing for it? I rigged it myself but feel like there is room for improvement. My only complaint is that it is easy to forget the flag since it is not attached. Twice I have found myself offshore with the blimp and no flag. I'll probably add a little keeper line so that it can't stray too far.
     
  2. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Rick:

    Thanks for the support and the question. We have a few different floats, which one do you have?

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  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    In my case operator error, plug wasn't tighten enough and vibrated loose and allowed water to seep in.

    If all is right flooding rare.
     
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  4. asher102

    asher102 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That looks like a nice little dive to the OJ! Wish I could afford a scooter to get out there. Have you tried scootering to the tug from Red Rock point?
     
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  5. Rick Brant

    Rick Brant Contributor

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    Location: Kaua'i
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    I have the 15L high-pressure float, with the weight and 12" flag. I set it up with a yoke between the front and rear D-rings, and a descending line that has a slider on that yoke. That is great for keeping the float flat in the water but makes towing out tough as it does not align front-end first.
     
  6. macado

    macado Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salem, MA (North of Boston)
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    Hehe. I'm glad somebody recognized the location! I have not scootered to the Lavallee yet. It would definitely be possible but might harder to hit without surfacing. I thought about attemting it but I figured it was easier to do some of the shallower wreck so I could surface and take new bearing on the mooring ball. A few years ago Shelburne Bay was thick enough that we drove out there and did it as an ice dive.

    I've also scootered to the General Butler behind the breakwater. That is another fun dive to do on a scooter. Lots of junk in the harbor.
     
  7. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Rick:

    I'm not sure I have a good answer for your question. Perhaps, you could clip off to the nose cone D-ring on the front on the swim out (when you are presumably on the surface) and then switch over to your slider harness before descending?

    Thanks
    Dano
     
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  8. Rick Brant

    Rick Brant Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    Yes that is what we came up with. Just wanted to make sure there was not a better answer. Thank you.
     
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  9. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Location: Same ocean as you!
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    Here's an idea that came to me one day over a number of years
    There was always that rock, that rock over there, with the crays
    The rock, just over there, that by the time you swam out to him
    underwater and back no more air was there not one cf to spare

    Splashing out bucks for new was never my thing, so old it was

    came by ship and by truck, and now it was time to try my luck

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    Nothing wrong but I had to fix it make a project as I always do

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    then here's the pieces what to do I don't know so I'll blame you

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    Here it is I'm broken hearted spent my bucks and no can start it

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    But please kill me first if you want to dive some float with it


    that invention belongs here
    The 50 Worst Inventions - TIME
     
  10. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Rebreather Pilot

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    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    Just leave a flag/ float thingy at the entry point of the dive, no need to tow a flag around where ever you go.
     

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