Posted by Sven on April 11, 2004 at 22:16:22:
This is kind of a follow-on question to the discussion Kaz started about rebreather ascents.
Assuming you are in really low visibility, shooting a bag or sausage is a really easy way to get a deco or safety stop reference. I haven't done so yet, but there were a few times when laziness made me seriously consider it.
One reason why I have not done it is that I've worried that a sausage might be interpreted as a distress signal here in So. Cal..
This leads to the two questions:
One, would a sausage be interpreted as a distress signal ?
Two, if a suasage is _not_ interpreted as a distress signal how would one use a suasage to signal distress from depth ? IOW, get someone to go over to it and read the slate which says "need more deco air" or whatever ?
In reality, only the first question is a real question as I don't ever plan to run low on air, but the answer to the second, hypothetical question, is still of interest.
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