Posted by Another abashed anonymous on May 11, 2005 at 13:58:44:
In Reply to: Re: Out of Air Situations - Here's my experience, what's yours? posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2005 at 12:32:25:
On about dive 50, I was over-optomistic and under-concerned about my air consumption and sucked half-a-breath at 70' while on my way back to the anchor line to make an orderly ascent.
I made a disorderly ascent instead. I had a Spare Air bottle on my hip, but did not use it out of curiosity. I kept my hand on it and did a hold-and-go.......
It all turned out OK - but I did not blow as I should have, and I could feel air forcing itself between my teeth on the ascent. I did not get bent, no credit to myself, and the experience HAS made me a far more careful diver.
I've done a couple of deliberate blow-and-go's from 40' while lobster-wrestling on the last air in the tank......I've decided not to do that anymore either. Older, but slow to get wiser. Oh yes, and solo diver.
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