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Why can't this work in an OOA?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by copter53, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Just this side of paradise.
    That would be cool...if you are James Bond...and you are hiding on the reef while you boat over head is being attacked...and then you see the tanks coming down first so you grab one, take a breath...pass off the extra air from your lips to the babe that you've been after...you both swim off together...you get the idea....but for the rest of us...just get the extra reg...you are trying to make a simple solution into a very complex one.
    Searcaigh likes this.
  2. Griffo

    Griffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    Or Into The Blue. Much better sights in that movie :)
  3. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: The Atlantic Northeast (Maine)
    I'll never live that one down. :depressed:

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:24 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 10:22 PM ----------

    Yes it can be done

    Yes it used to be taught more as a confidence builder.

    The bottom line is, when the crap hits the fan do you want to do parlor tricks or just fall back on simple reliable gear and techniques.
    descent, ttew and Bombay High like this.
  4. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

    And damn near priceless at the same time!
    ttew, Bombay High and JamesK like this.
  5. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    So how does it change anything ? :) Yes there will be a lot more bubbles and they will be moving faster but they will be at the ambient pressure - unless the operator in question will be sticking the valve into the mouth. Then again there is no need to open the valve completely.
  6. Bombay High

    Bombay High Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: India
    Try it ....

    Then come and post back here on whether you think its a good idea or not.
    scubamama5 likes this.

    GROBIOG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SFL
    Sometimes I wish GI3 was still around.
    Spd 135 likes this.
  8. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
    He's on Facebook...
  9. Brewski

    Brewski Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Alaska / Florida / In the air between the two.
    where are you planning on carrying this tank? whats your plan for getting into position to begin using it? carrying said tank, controlling the valve, sipping air and controlling your BCD on ascent. Better be something you practice and perfect before you actually need to do this for real. Nah I like the redundant regulator idea.
  10. Dive the World

    Dive the World Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    Sounds more like Into The Blue.

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