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Forum: Regulators 09-27-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,830
Posted By in_cavediver
I have three of the DR 2500's - great regs. I've...

I have three of the DR 2500's - great regs. I've look at the hurricanes and they got better reviews the the 2500's. You can't go wrong.

Also, for the backing of Dive Rite - no problems. Dive rite is...
Forum: Regulators 09-27-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
First, to answer the tools bit. Yes, there are...

First, to answer the tools bit. Yes, there are specialized tools required and you can get most from peter built scubatools or global. Be prepared to pay though. A fairly complete set is a couple...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-27-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By in_cavediver
All I want to add to those who use them or want...

All I want to add to those who use them or want them. Please try doing an air share ascent with one. I have seen three students do this in an advanced class and every one of them was fumbling looking...
Forum: Regulators 09-27-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
Honestly, each diver needs to look at this for...

Honestly, each diver needs to look at this for themselves. Vance Harlow (www.airspeedpress.com (http://www.airspeedpress.com)) has a great book on regulators. It has design information, service...
Forum: Regulators 09-26-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By in_cavediver
Dive Rites (with and without the ICE kit),...

Dive Rites (with and without the ICE kit), Zeagles - Flathead 6, DS4 and envoys all in cold water. Some cold enough to be solid! All worked just fine and to depths of around 140'
Forum: Regulators 09-26-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
Not to throw a kink in this but most reg failures...

Not to throw a kink in this but most reg failures occur right AFTER service so frequent service may be more risky....(ducking now)

Honestly, each diver needs to look at this for themselves. Vance...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-26-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By in_cavediver
Here's my opinionated list of skills 1) Mask...

Here's my opinionated list of skills

1) Mask clearing, while hovering and maintianing position
2) Inflater disconnect - oral inflation of BC
3) Air share drill - (before every dive is when I do...
Forum: Open Water Diver 09-26-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,845
Posted By in_cavediver
I have to go along with this one. Most of the...

I have to go along with this one. Most of the wrecks in the VA area are with in 20 to 80' so is there really something to find any deeper?[/quote]

Same logic. Most wreck in the Straights of...
Forum: Regulators 09-25-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
Yes, have it serviced. This is just a personal...

Yes, have it serviced. This is just a personal opinion. In_cavediver does bring up a good point about the reg sitting on the shelf at the LDS.[/quote]

This is good advice. When in doubt, inspect...
Forum: Advanced -> Instructor 09-25-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,848
Posted By in_cavediver
One key here that is yet to be defined is...

One key here that is yet to be defined is 'optimal'. For a working dive at 300', where your welding, turning valves, a hard hat is a good tool. For an exploration of a shipwreck or penetration of a...
Forum: Regulators 09-25-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
First, an IP is the intermediate pressure. Its...

First, an IP is the intermediate pressure. Its the pressue the first stage steps tank pressure. The 2nd stage then brings it down to ambient. On most regs, the Intermediate pressure is around...
Forum: Regulators 09-24-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By in_cavediver
Off the cuff, I agree with Larry. Spend about the...

Off the cuff, I agree with Larry. Spend about the same maybe a hair more and get a nice mid-line new reg with everything you need. It will be a lot less hassle and with the prices of different regs,...
Forum: Regulators 09-24-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By in_cavediver
Personally, I'd wait until a few months before...

Personally, I'd wait until a few months before your trip to buy, then go play in a pool and take the trip.

As for servicing regs. The politically correct answer is 1 year or what the manufacturer...
Forum: Techies - DIR - Cave - etc. 09-24-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,393
Posted By in_cavediver
and while you're at it, do Rescue, DM and...

and while you're at it, do Rescue, DM and instructor, open a dive shop too.[/quote]

Sad state. I am considering the instructor path now. I looked at my gear stockpile (14 tanks, 8 regs, 4 BC's 6-7...
Forum: Techies - DIR - Cave - etc. 09-24-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,393
Posted By in_cavediver
Even closer are some of the caves in Missouri....

Even closer are some of the caves in Missouri. The water's a bit colder and the vis a bit lower but hey, for the OP in OK, it might be a LOT closer than MX or N Fl.
Forum: Techies - DIR - Cave - etc. 09-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,393
Posted By in_cavediver
Cave diving is like drugs. Once you try it, you...

Cave diving is like drugs. Once you try it, you may get hooked and its darned hard to quit.

Your only hope is a wallet that can't sustain cave diving. I mean look at doubles, dry suit, two regs,...
Forum: Advanced -> Instructor 09-24-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,848
Posted By in_cavediver
An interesting statistic to look at is the rate...

An interesting statistic to look at is the rate of incidents/fatalities based on training. DAN publishes this each year. Over the past years I've looked at it, the two spikes are at the OW-OW student...
Forum: Open Water Diver 09-24-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,845
Posted By in_cavediver
You actually answered the question yourself....

You actually answered the question yourself. Depth is merely a factor on a dive to see/do something. I dive deep to see deeper wrecks or caves. Some reefs only occur deeper with different forms of...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By in_cavediver
Are you saying that since PADI is more well known...

Are you saying that since PADI is more well known or covers more area that you would be more employable? If so that could also back fire on you. Would you rather have thousands of DM's competing...
Forum: Tanks 09-23-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By in_cavediver
I think the dropping etc came in with comparisons...

I think the dropping etc came in with comparisons to stages and deco bottles which have decidedly different roles and procedures than a traditional pony. (some of that likely was my fault as I said I...
Forum: Open Water Diver 09-23-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,845
Posted By in_cavediver
Then you must not have paid attention to the part...

Then you must not have paid attention to the part in your OW class when they talked about getting "narced".[/quote]

At 90ft, the feeling (under normal conditions) is negligible.[/quote]

I can...
Forum: Tanks 09-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By in_cavediver
I guess I come from a different perspective. I...

I guess I come from a different perspective. I start many dives with 12-18lbs negative (all gas) if not more. The last thing I want to do is carry more negative wieght if I don't have to. (I do...
Forum: Open Water Diver 09-23-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,845
Posted By in_cavediver
There really isn't that much difference between...

There really isn't that much difference between 30-60-90-120 feet. You just have a few factors that change as you go deeper:

Gas usage increases
NDL times decrease
Narcosis increases
light decreases...
Forum: General Scuba Training Questions 09-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By in_cavediver
From my perspective. To an OW level diver, there...

From my perspective. To an OW level diver, there is very little difference in PADI vs NAUI vs any other. The variation in standards is minor compared to the variation in what instructors actually...
Forum: Tanks 09-23-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By in_cavediver
Just deeper rec diving, some with some pretty...

Just deeper rec diving, some with some pretty nasty vis. No deco or cave (not for a few more years)




I follow you. I am either going to be very heavy if I am weighted properly to hand off the...
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