Posted by Pasley on May 16, 2005 at 08:36:30:
In Reply to: Re: Some difference in story, but totally my fault. posted by scubalaurel on May 13, 2005 at 12:05:10:
IMHO This was handled well and provided an opportuntiy to practice with the Air2 and for the owner to evaluate its merits Vs Disavantages. Personally, I think the maitenance of bouancy during the ascent with an Air2 even in daytime is another level of complexity in a stressful situation. At night, well you just need more hands.
Now IMHO SHARING AIR should occur in only 2 situations:
1. a scheduled and discussed before the dive practice skills drill.
2. Emergency OOA or very Low on Air. The result of a mechanical malfunction or mental one.
"Routinly sharing air to extend the dive" is IMHO not a good safe practice. If the air is low, surface and end the dive, do not eat up your safty margine to get a few more minutes dive time. Dive another day or another tank for that. Just my $0.02 worth.
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