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Spare Mask

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Scuba446, May 24, 2002.

How many of you carry a backup mask?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2002.
  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%
  3. Undecided

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. GP

    GP Manta Ray

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    Location: MN
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    If you're diving the type of profiles that require you to gear up like Uncle Pug's profile pic I assume you'd probably want to carry an extra one but for your average single tank recreational dive it's unnecessary IMO.
     
  2. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah thanks, forgot to add:

    Can't see my buddy without it...

    :wink:
     
  3. IndyScott

    IndyScott Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Indianapolis,Indiana
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    I don't unless I am using my full face mask.:eek:ut:
     
  4. MNScuba

    MNScuba Manta Ray

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    Good lord man, how much does that setup weigh!?
     
  5. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Somewhere around #850....
    But UW with rock bottom gas it is neutral....
     
  6. WreckWriter

    WreckWriter Instructor, Scuba

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    I keep one in my dive box on the boat. All of the broken mask incidents I've seen have happened on the boat or on entry.

    It's not a bad idea though if you have pocket space. I've seen folks wear a spare around their neck, reversed, I find it real uncomfortable that way though.

    Tom
     
  7. ckharlan66

    ckharlan66 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Uncle Pug,

    With some buddies that could be an advantage.

    Chad
     
  8. jbd

    jbd Dive Shop

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    I was thinking that if Uncle Pug couldn't see someone like Shane(or is it Shaun) without a mask he shouldn't be diving.

    Just joshin' with ya Uncle Pug.

    However I'm wondering what would you(anyone) do if you couldn't see your gauges or computer even with your mask on and you needed to make a stop or control an ascent?
     
  9. WreckWriter

    WreckWriter Instructor, Scuba

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    Like assuming one went blind or something??

    With a line, break the surface then pull down about 5 "armfuls" and hang it out as long as I could.

    Without a line, break the surface, descend, guess at it and hang it out.

    It's a no-win scenario, highly unlikely to occur.

    Tom
     
  10. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very unlikely, but if I went blind my buddy (Shane) would get me up safely...

    And if we both went blind on the same dive that would not be very unlikely + very unlikely... it would be very unlikely x very unlikey which as everyone knows is virtually unlikely.

    :D
     

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