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using a BC for SSA commercial work

Discussion in 'Commercial Divers' started by sjensenpiper, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. sjensenpiper

    sjensenpiper Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island NY
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    I have never done it my self just platforms, hog lines and fining my ass off but have seen some guys use it. Any one hear use it and how do you set it up with your harness?
     
  2. sterlingMarineService

    sterlingMarineService Barracuda

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    You can combine your harness and bc by using a bp and wing. This will allow you to use a convetional harness an still have a wing for flotation and a place for the bailout bottle
     
  3. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: On a large pile of smokin' A'a, the most isolated
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    I can't see why you'd want a BC or a BPW for SSA.
     
  4. SurDo2

    SurDo2 Rebreather Pilot

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    Neither can I???
     
  5. sjensenpiper

    sjensenpiper Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island NY
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    I just thought the guys using this knew something I did not know. Was not sure why they need them.
     
  6. thewils

    thewils Angel Fish

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    Dont do it, its stupid. The guys using it dont know anything you dont know.
    Ive never seen someone doing SS work rocking a BC, thats just silly and extra gack, and also a good way to get singled out as the new guy on thejob site
     
  7. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
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    If you have your weighting right and you are neutrally buoyant you should not need a BC. BCs are for divers that have too much weight on and don't understand neutral buoyancy, i.e. hobby lobbies in scuba gear.

    You must be either working around a lot of untrained coyboys that are going to get you killed, or you have mistaken a ARVEST for a scuba BC.
     
  8. sjensenpiper

    sjensenpiper Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island NY
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    They were BC alright had a low pressure hose right off there bail out reg. I asked about it they gave me a look like I had two heads. :confused: I was not workin with these guys saw them when I was packing up for the day they said they were going to do some sea chest inspections.
     
  9. thewils

    thewils Angel Fish

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    so what your saying is they ran their BC off thier bail out ???
    Thats Nucking Futs !!!!!! Were the Phillipinos ???
    I would probably do one of 2 things
    1. just laugh my balls off, and tell them to lick me where I **** before walkin off site
    2. Kick thier asses for being so ****ing ignorant and risking lives....before I walked off site
    Moral of the story is... Dont work with these guys!
    What company was it ? Lots of fly by night ****s out there
     
  10. sjensenpiper

    sjensenpiper Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island NY
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    I did not stay to ask there name. They just happen to be workin in the same port but between us I think there was one green card for the four of them.:wink:
     

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