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Your weekend on RB's 18-19 August

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by almity1, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. almity1

    almity1 Instructor, Scuba

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    Went out today, despite a heavy surge and water movement with 3m viz, I went for a dive with my newly named "OC Divers" and I had the time of my life.

    Being on a RB with a bunch of OC'ers is no hassle at all. They were loud, this was the first time I noticed the sound of bubbles and they were LOUD.

    Being totally negatively buoyant is SO COOL, you just glide and glide and glide. :D

    And there was a funny moment....

    For a moment I came from behind, and I noticed the 2 divers stopped and looking around in a frantic manner. I was only 5m away, and I can see them and I started waving at them but they still didn't acknowledge me. So I went in closer and waved at them and from there I saw a sigh of relief from both. We gave the OK signal and carried on.

    Once out of the water I asked them both, what the issue was and if they saw anything.

    They said they lost sight of me and they were trying to find me by looking for my bubbles :blinking:

    They then realised at that point that was not possible. :lotsalove:

    Anyway tomorrow (Saturday) I will be diving the RB with my lighter camera Rig (Single Strobe) and purposely becoming task loaded to get used to using my cameras and ensuring everything is OK with my buoyancy and maintaining my PP02, more practising and rehearsing for longer and deeper dives. It will be in Sydney Harbour somewhere.

    On Sunday, we will be diving at either Bare Island or Kurnell (in Sydney), if everything goes all right on Saturday, I hope to take my heavier camera rig out (Heavier Camera with Dual Strobes).

    What is everyone doing on the weekend with their RB's????

    Being a global forum, I think the responses will be interesting.
     
  2. PacketSniffer

    PacketSniffer Manta Ray Rest in Peace

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    I'm working on a top secret project; "Meg Armor". :eyebrow: This is in preparation for cave country.
     
  3. almity1

    almity1 Instructor, Scuba

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    Oh you have to share!!!!!!!!!

    But you are not re-inventing " the Cave" version of the Meg. :wink:
     
  4. almity1

    almity1 Instructor, Scuba

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    OK...

    Saturday went for a dive for 55mins, stayed around 10m.

    Took the camera out and worked on configuration by the end of the dive, I found that it helps to have a camera with 2 handles (Rig #1 is exactly that) and I needed to have more points of attachment for the camera, especially when putting your fins off and on.

    Went home made some more changes added a D-Ring everything was hunky dory.

    Sunday went for a dive with a couple of OC'ers

    Despite the weather being cold and miserable, the conditions were OK for diving with 20m viz.

    Here is what I mean...

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    Went to 17m and stayed there for an hour, we could have stayed longer but one of the OC'ers was getting cold.

    No configuration work, just diving the RB and enjoying it!!!!! :wink:

    Helped the OC'ers do some spotting and finding things for them. The trouble was I found things for them, and I could stay with the fishlife for a while the moment the OC'ers showed off the fish life went, those stupid bubbles. :lotsalove:

    Hopefully everyone had a good weekend either diving and/or working on their Rebreathers
     
  5. PacketSniffer

    PacketSniffer Manta Ray Rest in Peace

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    Hmmm....
     

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  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is that long, bent thing in the second frame? Doesn't look like any pipe? Giant UW tarantula leg? :D

    X
     
  7. PacketSniffer

    PacketSniffer Manta Ray Rest in Peace

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    Dead tree limb in sink= Good place to tie off. :D
     
  8. almity1

    almity1 Instructor, Scuba

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    hehehehe :D
     

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