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Will I look stupid with a DAN safety sausage?

Discussion in 'Belize' started by davidbaraff, May 28, 2014.

  1. davidbaraff

    davidbaraff Solo Diver

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    I'm going to be diving in GCM and Belize next month. I have the DAN safety sausage, and a somewhat smaller one. My hesitation in using the DAN one is that not only is it kind of big, I get the feeling in certain dive spots that people are wondering just what I expect to go wrong that would require a sausage that might (possibly) be visible from any near Earth orbit. (E.g. this kind of sausage is overkill when you're doing the Catalina dive park...)

    Is the typical boat diving on GCM such that this kind of sausage is way overkill and I should use my regular (still large) but not over the top sausage? Or are currents/other events a reasonable possibility in GCM and in fact I won't look quite as dumb with it as I fear? (If you want to chime in for the same question diving in AC in Belize, including the Blue Hole, please do so.)
     
  2. Barrod

    Barrod Nassau Grouper

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    Always my main concern when diving. Is my safety/life support gear fashionable.
     
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  3. davidbaraff

    davidbaraff Solo Diver

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  4. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you are in the waves and the boat can't find you then bigger is better.
     
  5. davidbaraff

    davidbaraff Solo Diver

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    The fact that the first two people to reply didn't say it was overkill says it all. DAN it is.
     
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  6. Max Speed

    Max Speed Solo Diver

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    The one time I needed a sausage in an emergency I would have liked one about 18 feet tall...
     
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  7. SynCitizen

    SynCitizen Master Instructor

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    You may look dumber needing and not having it. ^^^ like above.. in an emergency there is isnt one big enough.
     
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  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lots of open water, especially around the Atolls. Bigger sausage is best.
     
  9. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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    ^^^^^^^
    Superlative sausages
    startlingly signals
    serious situations
    startling searchers
    steering same
    subsequently succeeded
    saved scubadivers

    :gorgeous: Oooooh, Donny.
     
  10. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    If you got a big sausage, don't be afraid to tuck it in behind you you.
     
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