Re: Regulator, or snorkel in mouth when leaping off a boat


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Posted by Chirs on October 31, 2003 at 15:19:02:

In Reply to: Regulator, or snorkel in mouth when leaping off a boat posted by Kaz on October 31, 2003 at 13:53:07:

Before I leap I put the regulator in my mouth, and while watching the pressure gauge take a few rapid deep breaths. I make sure the pressure gauge does not move when I do this to double check that my air is on.
I choose don't use a snorkel at all, especially in kelp, becasue they get caught on the kelp.
My proceedure varies depending upon what I am doing. In all cases I go with the regulator in my mouth.

note: The following proceedures are for dives where going down the anchor line is not essential.

1 no buddy, no camera
a)I make my giant stride into the water
b)flip over and kick down
3)head off on the dive.

2 no buddy, with camera
a)Gaint stride in
b)come back to the surface
c)retrive the camera
d)head down and on the dive.

3with buddy, no camera
a)I make my giant stride into the water
b)flip over and kick down
c)wait for and watch buddy if I am first, find buddy by following bubbles if I am second.

4with buddy, with camera
a)I make my giant stride into the water
b)come back to the surface
c)retrive the camera
b)flip over and kick down
c)wait for and watch buddy if I am first, find buddy by following bubbles if I am second.

Most times when in kelp I use the kelp as an aid to decend by going hand over hand on the kelp.

This is how I like to dive and it works for me, however each diver must evaluate what works best for themselves.

I hope that helps.


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