My first reg failure


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Posted by jeff Shaw on June 12, 2005 at 20:12:09:

I had no air today and had no plans to dive. After my wife woke me with a so long honey, I am off to work. I thought that I'd get up and get a cup of java. Then Poseidon smiled upon me.

It seems that Mrs. Shaw had left her sack lunch on the counter.
Thinking that I'd earn a few brownie points with thw Mrs. I threw the dog in the car and raced to Torrance to deliver the wayward lunch. "Well" says I, I am gonna take PV Drive home along the coast so that I can walk the pooch along those beloved cliffs. "Hey, I think that I'll show the dog around Marineland". Who do I run into but AL, Dennis and Drysuit Gregg. "Sorry guys I am just here to walk the bowser, I got no air'

So what do these well meaning dive bums say... "We got a spare tank, go get your stuff".
I was back in less time than it would take to watch half a Seahunt episode.

That Poseidon... He is on my side.

Then I had my very first reg failure. No really the first.
The sucker decided to massively freeflow. Iam not talkin' a little. This one was going full tilt. I adjusted and shook, purged and wacked, spun around three times and repeated a slogan that I remember reading off some bus station wall. Nothing helped.

"Shoot" said I. and called the dive.

So now I owe Gregg a bottle of air, but at least I got in the water...

-Jeff


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