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Tag Archive: emergency


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Scuba Q and A: Question:   On my Open Water course, I was taught to drop my weight belt in an emergency. What situations would merit dropping my weights? I am naturally concerned that dropping weights will lead to a rapid ascent to the surface.   Andy’s Answer: There is one primary ‘trigger’ moment when the […]

Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Choosing and Using A Redundant Air Source By Andy Davis Pony cylinders are a popular choice amongst divers who seek a redundant form of air supply as a contingency for Out-Of-Air (OOA) emergencies when scuba diving. There is a lot of debate about when, or if, a recreational open-water diver should need a redundant air […]

Regulator hose diving emergency

Nylon-Braided Regulator Hose Diving Emergency WARNING! by Andy Davis On Wednesday, 22nd July, I had to complete an emergency air-sharing ascent (real) with a technical diving student because neither of his regulators was delivering sufficient gas. The Out-of-Gas Incident Both of my student’s cylinders were full and valves fully open. The regs (Apeks Tek3) were functional […]