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by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

my CCR takes me an hour before and an hour after the dive to get through all the pre and post dive work and checks, etc. its a pita. Holy shit. What unit are you diving? I sure as hell would not dive one either if I had 2 hours of my day invested into pre and post dive maintenance and checks. How l...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

H20doctor wrote:[sarcasm]i dive with re breather people, and they are so cool[/sarcasm]


Without a doubt, I am the coolest guy I know.
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

2. No, I do not go on dives to the 200'+ realm. Does this mean I don't want to ever, no. But I stand by what I have said. I still see very little reason for a rebreather above that depth. As you can see, this is a continuing dialog within the GUE community, I (and many others) disagree with Koos (w...
by pensacoladiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

And does the apparatus give you some flashing red major failure indicator ? Speaking only for the rEvo, it most certainly does. Bright flashing red light if you are going to kill yourself with too much oxygen Bright orange flashing light if you are going to kill yourself with too little oxygen. And...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

DUE is GUE Tec 1 certified....around 20-21 years old.... I'd bear the age in mind in this discussion imo....he is passionate as we all were at that age.. Maybe I was, it was so long ago, I can't remember. Why not, since we are bringing training agencies into it... The GUE divers I tend to get along...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

A bottle of UHP here is 500 bucks. Industrial grade is 400.

That works out to about $1.20 a cubic foot or so... Which is way to expensive for me to be blowing it out with every breath.... For the number of deep dives I do.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

I'll be back one day and ill damn sure take you up.

I have accepted the fact that I am a wimp and recently started using a dry suit out here in paradise.

I'll be set for the cold water up that a way.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

And if you have such a terrible rate of breathing that you need a breather for any amount of time at depth', then I would say you have bigger things to worry about, and no business technical diving What the hell, while I'm typing.... If you think folks think the solution to a high sac is to hop ont...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

That is to say that one does not need helium above 200 feet. Newsflash! There is such a thing as open circuit trimix. I personally believe below 100 warrants trimix. And no, you do not need a rebreather to use it. and FWIW- sure, if you find yourself doing hours down at 200', maybe a breather is a ...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

And safety should be number one for recreational divers. Ive seen too many people who think they are far better in the water than they are...And some are not with us today. FWIW, safety is number one for technical divers as well... Be it OC or CC. If you have been associated with tech divers who le...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

IMO, to say that any dive above 200 feet has no need for a rebreather is wayyyy off base. That is to say that one does not need helium above 200 feet. I for one do. Anything below 130 and I have helium in the mix. My rEvo purchase was 100 percent made due to the cost of helium. I dive it at recreati...
by pensacoladiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

If you factor in open circuit tank fill time, my set up time for a rebreather dive is MUCH less than open circuit.
by pensacoladiver
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

To the OP, did you ask the 2 guys why they choose to dive them?
by pensacoladiver
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: re-breathers
Replies: 141
Views: 9567

Re: re-breathers

Haha. Man, just what this site needed.... A little livening up.

Josh, I'm surprised you took the time to type out a response.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Oahu dive shops
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Oahu dive shops

I would suggest Aaron's in Kailua. I know a few of the instructors there. Good group of folks.
by pensacoladiver
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Dare to Drift... Dec 11th Wed
Replies: 37
Views: 3169

Re: Dare to Drift... Dec 11th Wed

If you dive a steel 120, you are obviously not allowed to attend this dive.
by pensacoladiver
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive Accident in Nanaimo
Replies: 31
Views: 5132

Re: Dive Accident in Nanaimo

I'll go ahead and say it... Going below 130ish up that way sans helium is about the stupidest thing you can do. No idea yet what the planned depth was, but it looks to be deeper than 130. I just had a damn near knock down drag out fight with my buddy in Florida for going to 145 closed circuit on air...
by pensacoladiver
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Got a deal on boosters if anyone is interested.
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Got a deal on boosters if anyone is interested.

Still have some at the great price. Now is the time if you want one. My hook up won't last long. Image
by pensacoladiver
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Cursed Blue Cuda 400
Replies: 18
Views: 1743

Re: Cursed Blue Cuda 400

I'm your huckleberry for a Magnus... But you already knew that. On a side note, my buddy has the Genesis 600. I got to take it for a spin. Nice scooter and I kind of like the variable speed switch on the fly... Even though the trigger wiring looks like its from an episode of Sanford and son. I just ...
by pensacoladiver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: southern tip of Camano island
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: southern tip of Camano island

If you need gps numbers for either, let me know. Onamac point can have some current, but it ain't too awful bad The nice thing is, even if it is a bit much and you can't make the anchor, head 090 for about 100 kicks and you will be onshore. Head up current 500 yards and then swim back out to the boa...
by pensacoladiver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Predator PROTSA
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Predator PROTSA

Especially for me. I have hairy legs.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: southern tip of Camano island
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: southern tip of Camano island

There is also hat island reef on the south end of hat island. About 60 foot deep and pretty bad ass.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive Shop Bluefield—a shop to avoid in Okinawa, Japan.
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Dive Shop Bluefield—a shop to avoid in Okinawa, Japan.

Sounds crappy. Of course, I knew it would be when I read "we were with a large group".

Did you ever have a bad time on a small boat? ...well, except that time you lost your mask and that other time and... Haha
by pensacoladiver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Predator PROTSA
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Predator PROTSA

Been in Hawaii for about 6 months now. Aren't we friends on Facebook? That's it, I'm not liking any more of your posts.

If need be, I'll wear a skirt and pumps when I dive it. With all the cash I'm gonna save on helium, I can afford many pairs of each.
by pensacoladiver
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Predator PROTSA
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: Predator PROTSA

Yup. Got a smoking deal on a mini III with the RMS!

When you coming out here for some deep diving?.... In a wetsuit!!!!! :-)