Posted by kelphead on August 20, 2000 at 13:05:09:
In Reply to: Re: RODALE'S ARTICLE ON SOLO DIVING posted by Eric S on August 20, 2000 at 08:47:52:
"Larry and I both dive with pony bottles and have
top of the line gear."
see, i started thinking about this and i have tentatively
decided that the safest system is when each diver
in a buddy team has his/her own pony bottle. the
way i'm starting to think about it is that the pony
bottly would be for the primary diver 1st and foremost who happens
to experience any 1st stage/2nd stage trouble of their
own. that way, a diver can calmly switch to their own
pony bottle, calmly breathe off it, calmly swim
over to their buddy--even if the buddy is a couple
of feet away, and calmly inform the buddy of the situation.
that way the divers have some relative freedom as to which
side of the reef each diver wants to investigate
AND the diver does not have to resort to "grabbing"
the regulator from their buddy's mouth. each diver
is then responsibly independant even in a buddy system.
i know that not everyone is going to agree w/this
opinion, but i'm starting to think that the best
option is to have each diver in the buddy team
have their own redundant air supply--you can't go
wrong w/extra air whether diving solo or buddy diving.
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