Re: What are you smoking?, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by seahunt on March 09, 2004 at 19:14:50:

In Reply to: What are you smoking? posted by Chris on March 09, 2004 at 16:52:57:

I think that Kendall's point was that in an emergency scenario, it would be expected that my air consumption would go up. In that case, a 6 cu ft tank would suddenly seem awfully small.
I, in my inimitable rambling way, said that I don't think that is the case for me. I have extremely well trained breath control and I doubt it would increase. It has been tested repeatedly.
>You can choose not to as well, but with additional risk.
I'm not sure what the additional risk is that you mention, but I wanted to find out one thing about the tank before I bought it, how long it lasted on the surface, which I did. It exceeded the time requirement that I thought I would need for getting to the surface safely from 80 feet, accounting for the greater gas consumption at depth.
I admitted that I should do a live test as well.
.... Uh. Anything else I am missing?
His response was the usual.
Enjoy, seahunt

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