Posted by Wayne on May 11, 2005 at 15:12:42:
In Reply to: Out of Air Situations - Here's my experience, what's yours? posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2005 at 11:32:39:
I use an octo and have donated to low-air divers many times, but never shared air in a real OOA situation.
Usually the shared air is to assist a heavy breather to get back to shore with plenty of air to come in through the surf with a reg in the mouth. Sometimes it has been when assisting a class to help balance the class air and ensure that an airhog student makes it through the class. When Assisting classes, I like to wear a 100 cuft tank so I can be like a super tanker.
Had a dive in <30 fsw in which my daughter had a reg problem once. She indicated that it was breathing funny, and handed it to me. It was breathing hard and very wet (torn rubber diaphram, of all things). She switched to her own octo and we finished the dive with a quick swim back up to the beach with my octo unclipped and in my hand -- just in case.
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