Who has had to bailout?

Have you ever had to bailout?

  • Yes, due to a flooded loop

    Votes: 14 20.6%
  • No, never

    Votes: 26 38.2%
  • Yes, due to failed electronics

    Votes: 5 7.4%
  • Yes, due to loss of gas in the rebreather

    Votes: 3 4.4%
  • Yes, for another reason not listed

    Votes: 26 38.2%

  • Total voters
    68

Please register or login

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

Benefits of registering include

  • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
  • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
  • You can make this box go away

Joining is quick and easy. Log in or Register now!

crcobb

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
41
Reaction score
27
Location
Michigan
# of dives
200 - 499
Odd readings from the O2 sensors at the start of the dive. Turned out be a manufacturing flaw in a new head. A lousy 2nd dive on my new rebreather. I now have an independent sensor in my loop.
 

ahereng

ScubaBoard Supporter
ScubaBoard Supporter
Messages
55
Reaction score
25
Location
Norway
# of dives
1000 - 2499
Twice.
1. In Plura cave close to the air-chamber, co2-hit. Probably caused by used scrubber and "inspired" driving on gravel road to the divesite. Made a couple of mistakes, but walked away with decent gas-reserves in the bailouts.

2. OW-dive to about 50m, recognized the signs from first bailout and bailed out quickly. Probably bad flapper-valve on the exhale-side of my Bov. Flapper was installed about a month earlier. After the BO I could not get the bov to pass negative test, changed flapper and all was ok after that.
 

Superlyte27

Contributor
Messages
4,171
Reaction score
3,387
Location
Florida
# of dives
5000 - ∞
Thank you captain...it wasn't intentional. Leak in the dsv.

No, silly, Holding a negative overnight is bad for your counterlung. Ask any manufacturer.
 

JonG1

Contributor
Messages
308
Reaction score
143
Location
Glossop UK
# of dives
2500 - 4999
Might be worth qualifying the question, I've bailed out to take sanity breaths or catch my breath after some hard work, but then returned to the loop.

Only fully bailed and returned on OC twice.
 

68raggtop

Contributor
Messages
87
Reaction score
22
Location
Minnesota, USA
Had to bailout to OC on a wreck a few years back due to a flooded loop on my rEvo, followed by sensors reading erratically. Dive was around 170' and had started getting gurgling in the loop about 20 minutes into the dive. After clearing the water from the loop a couple times with a barrel roll we headed mack to the mooring line. Just before we got there the sensors started acting up, so I bailed out. Completed deco with no problems and had plenty of bailout gas along. After getting back on the boat my buddy (who was diving OC) thought I was just practicing as he didn't realize anything was wrong. In hindsight, I should have made him aware I was having an issue. After a lot of time thinking it over, I've come to the conclusion that after talking on the surface I must not have fully opened the DSV to start the dive and had a very small amount of water continually getting into the loop.
 

The Chairman

Chairman of the Board
Staff member
Messages
63,027
Reaction score
31,883
Location
Cave Country!
# of dives
I just don't log dives
I had a caustic cocktail during training just before we were going to do a simulated bailout. The instructor signaled I had started too soon, so I gave him the "it's screwed" sign. My mouth and lips were burned, a bit of an uncomfortable feeling in my esophagus.

Of course, I've bailed for some sanity breaths and once because the loop was simply too hot.
 

_Ralph

Contributor
Messages
746
Reaction score
370
Location
Earth
Twice... both my fault.

First was during training, apparently I didn’t fully close the loop while practicing bailing out, switched back to the loop, and couldn’t exhale..

Bailed out, thought a second, tried again, instructor wrote ‘caustic?’ in his wetnotes and then we ascended...

The next scheduled dive was supposed to be dewatering... d’oh!


Second time was on a very cold dive on a used scrubber.... scrubber efficiency drops very fast below 4C!!

Was huffing and puffing clearing a fouled prop, once free, I felt a little off (I really, really, really don’t like CO2), signalled and bailed out. We were nearly done the dive already, and fairly shallow..


_R
 

_Ralph

Contributor
Messages
746
Reaction score
370
Location
Earth
Wait, there’s a third....

Recreational weeklong charter.. 2nd dive of the morning, first dive had some bubbles out around the DSV... no big deal.. no water leaking.

Second dive, lots of bubbles, still no water, but way too many bubbles.. did the dive on my DILOUT.

Back on the boat, mouthpiece slid right off... top up the DILOUT during lunch, add a new zip tie and back in CC action for the rest of the week...

Well until we had a very long and shallow sawtoothed dive (1-4m)... just simpler on OC...


_R
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/teric/

Top Bottom