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by pensacoladiver
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Want: First Stage for Pony Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: Want: First Stage for Pony Rig

If anyone is still looking, I have a Dive Rite XT-1 Din first stage. It's about 6 months old and has only been used on my bailout bottles.

$175 gets it delivered.
by pensacoladiver
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Looking to buy a dive computer
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Looking to buy a dive computer

If you want to bump your budget up another $150, I have a spare, lightly used Petrel 2 that I am looking to sell. 650 gets it delivered to your door.
by pensacoladiver
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooters. What do you have? Your likes and dislikes?
Replies: 48
Views: 7056

Re: Scooters. What do you have? Your likes and dislikes?

At the risk of being ostracized by the area... I would not be looking solely at the local supplier. I dove a Sierra for about 300 dives and loved it ... Until I realized there were scooters out there that don't need the batteries removed to charge them. This is a HUGE pita. I have owned 2 Magnus and...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR Experience?
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: CCR Experience?

rEvo service is in Jersey. Or do you know something I don't? :-)
by pensacoladiver
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR Experience?
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: CCR Experience?

I'll toss a grenade in the mix. You will hear a lot about Hollis rebreathers, especially the Explorer as Hollis is the PADI of dive gear... They know how to market very well. That being said, good marketing does not always mean the best product. Often, quite the contrary. Ask a lot of questions rega...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

He swam back to 190 on the bottom came up to 80 did his transition even took the time to switch his computer. Problem was he did not have enough weight on him to stay down. He was on deco for some time and as he explained to me at one point he was head down swimming trying to stay down. And if you ...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

Grateful Diver wrote:... running out of air at 200 feet is not my idea of "fine" ... it indicates, particularly in a diver with that kind of experience, a mental lapse of monumental proportions.

... Bob (Grateful Diver)


You can't blame the diver... It was the narcosis. :-)
by pensacoladiver
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

... and the guy who found him ... another deep air diver ... suffered a debilitating accident less than a year after that ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Bob were he screwed up was he put on a additional 80cf deco bottle and forgot to add weight for it. So he was screwed before he even got into the wa...
by pensacoladiver
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

... and the guy who found him ... another deep air diver ... suffered a debilitating accident less than a year after that ... ... Bob (Grateful Diver) Bob were he screwed up was he put on a additional 80cf deco bottle and forgot to add weight for it. So he was screwed before he even got into the wa...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

If you are going to dive deep air around here, or anywhere in the US for that matter, good luck finding someone as your dive buddy. You're going to be looking for someone to whom acute risk is part of the fun. Those people are out there, they just generally aren't so eloquent about their enjoyment ...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

More often than not every keeps saying recreational diving, i do believe we are in the technical diving forum so recreational arguments don’t apply. And there you are wrong. I routinely do dives to 300 plus feet, am fully trimix trained on both OC and CCR.... And I am a "recreational" div...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: How common is deep air? NHZ
Replies: 110
Views: 2790

Re: How common is deep air? NHZ

Any mope can strap on a tank or two and dive air to 200 plus feet. A good percentage of those mopes might just be able to get away with this their entire diving life. Some of those mopes will run into a problem at depth and the narcosis will be their undoing. They will more than likely end up on the...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: CCR

You probably won't find rms and training for that.

Hybrid plus training, more than likely if you look around.

Manual plus training, absolutely, with some cash even left over.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: CCR

I found a revo III mini that I'd actually be interested in, if it wasn't $9K, used. Meg divers correct me if I'm wrong, but you would end up using most of your dil trying to clear the loop. Maybe with a little hp23 dil bottle. A lot less likely an issue with 240+cf of dil... 9k, sounds like it's fu...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Scooter crack
Replies: 28
Views: 3101

Re: Scooter crack

As painful as it is for me to say, you will waste a Magnus in a race. But then again, my nuggets can't handle long distances in third gear. So maybe a moot point. FWIW, my buddy also has a 1200 and recently had an issue with it not firing up. He spoke with Jon Nellia and apparently the batteries hav...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.
Replies: 21
Views: 4063

Re: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.

I had to go back and look at the initial post date of this thread. It was 13 days later than I expected. Haha
by pensacoladiver
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: No Bubble Zone
Topic: CCR
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: CCR

Up here, my rMs gives me a little over 3 hours until I need to change out my top canister. I only went through it once, but I don't remember exactly how much time I had on the second canister. When I was in Bonaire, I was doing 4 hours before I dumped the scrubber, mainly because I didn't want to c...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.
Replies: 21
Views: 4063

Re: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.

Me still thinks that if all this "awwwww damn, we lost another dive site" hubbub is based upon a few passes with a side scan sonar... The person who actually goes and dives it might be a bit surprised.
by pensacoladiver
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Any Lawyers out there???
Replies: 55
Views: 5418

Re: Any Lawyers out there???

"Pretty simple question"'followed up with "probably" in the answer.

I can't be the only one to see the irony in this.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.
Replies: 21
Views: 4063

Re: Hat (Gedney) Island Barges have been removed.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone put fins to water and dove here since these things were removed as evidence of sidescan?


Or is it being accepted as gospel based on sidescan? :-)
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New comer
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: New comer

It popular with people only some of them in hAwai here.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Any Lawyers out there???
Replies: 55
Views: 5418

Re: Any Lawyers out there???

[quote="Tom Nic"] For the same reason I hear many instructors who do not identify themselves as such when they are on "fun dives [\quote] If not acting in the capacity, why identify yourself as such... It's been my experience that those who do are looking for their "ego boost&quo...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: For sale: condom catheders
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: For sale: condom catheders

This just keeps getting better and better.
by pensacoladiver
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Question for the rebreather divers
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Question for the rebreather divers

[quote="fnerg"] Since it's a big time investment to prep and clean the rebreather [\quote] I might be in the minority, but if you take into account the time it takes you to refill your OC tanks (even with your own compressor), I'll be completely cleaned, put away, filled and ready for the ...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Haskel Booster Rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: Haskel Booster Rebuild

Now you are saying things we can agree on

I am a cheap ass

I use my compressor to drain helium

Although I did recently upgrade to the HI5. Sold my HI3.


If you ever wanna upgrade, let me know. I'll even throw in a few sorb pellets.