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Who has been the provider on a real OOA?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Quarrior, Nov 2, 2004.

How have real OOAs you've been the provider in been handled?

Poll closed Nov 12, 2004.
  1. OOA diver came up and calmly gave the OOA signal and waited for the reg to be handed over

    14 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. OOA diver came up and took the reg from your mouth

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Quarrior

    Quarrior Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Boise ID
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    I'm posting this in the HOG forum because I'm only interested in the use of the long hose during an OOA situation.

    What I'm looking for is input from those that have been the provider of the air or gas during a real OOA.

    Thanks

    Brian
     
  2. chickdiver

    chickdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    I have- and the OOA diver approached me calmly- but.... there is a qualifier:

    The OOA diver was my spouse, with whom I taught diving, and with whom I had done all my cave training. I cannot guarantee that a "random" buddy would react the same way. It is interesting to note that he came to ME- the farthest diver from him, passing 2 divers with plenty of gas...
     
  3. SueMermaid

    SueMermaid Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NJ
    1,955
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    I was the donor. It was all calm and good. There was no biting and no hair pulling to get my primary. I saw that he was in trouble and offered him my (purging) octo.
     
  4. Northeastwrecks

    Northeastwrecks Divemaster

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    I was the donor. The diver was not calm. She signaled, then grabbed the primary as soon as it cleared my mouth.

    She was fine on the ascent
     
  5. detroit diver

    detroit diver Great White

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    OOA diver was moving towards me while signalling. I donated to her, and the rest was uneventful.
     
  6. snakedr

    snakedr Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fullerton, California USA
    75
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    8
    OOA Diver came toward me quickly and grabbed my octo.
    Performed a safety stop, and surfaced without further difficulty.
     
  7. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sebastian, FL
    4,149
    470
    83
    My buddy came up, grabbed the octopus and started breathing off it, he showed me his gauge- empty. He later said he didn't want to waste time with all that hand signal ****. We were in about 40 ft and made an uneventful ascent.
     
  8. Iruka

    Iruka Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Guam, right by the beach so the typhoons can find
    434
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    Neither, actually....I had a diver once blow a high pressure hose at about 80'/24m......he looked like a jacuzzi underwater! So I gave him my octo before he ran out of air, and we pretty much calmly made it to the surface.
     
  9. Viscya

    Viscya Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northeast US
    221
    3
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    It was more of a low on air situation. The diver signaled he was having trouble breathing, when I looked at his guage he had 100 psi. I gave him my long hose, and we ascended.
     
  10. mempilot

    mempilot Rebreather Pilot

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    I used to date a DM in training who later became an instructor. She was notorious for running low on air. She was so busy taking pictures, that she rarely looked at her gauges. On a dive in the keys, I had a problem with a piece of equipment at 110'. She stayed with me to fix it and on the way up the line, she signaled for my long hose. After about 5 minutes of ascent and safety stop, we surfaced and I checked her SPG. She had about 200psi left, but her crappy reg wouldn't give her a decent supply. I didn't dive with her after that and we broke up for other reasons. Some people never learn.
     

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