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Florida diving

Discussion in 'Diving Trips and Locations' started by JohnL, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    Hi, we got an offer from an old boss for pick-up from JFK to stay with him an hour from Grand Central. My wife has never been to New York, so a plan is being hatched.
    What's this got to do with Florida, you may ask? SWMBO has decided that we cannot go on a holiday without me blowing some bubbles and it seemed a logical place having flown across the Atlantic.
    Anybody dived there or have suggestions on the Eastern coastline. Probably going in September 20, so not too far North!
    Thanks, John
     
  2. Tel

    Tel Super Moderator
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    Checkout Seminole Scuba just north of Orlando :)
    Run by Brit Paul Sheperd it's a PADI 5* outfit with an extremely good rep :) :)

    https://www.seminolescuba.com/
     
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    Surely you’ll need that twinset and cave ticket now John??
     
  4. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    Did an oxygen administration, aed course today and an emergency management in a couple of weeks, quite enough to keep me busy. There's twinset training going on in the club and I've seen them staggering back after the first dive looking exhausted. Only ambitions currently are to get a 15l and/or a pony.
     
  5. John F

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    You could get a pair of 7L to 300 bar, you would have a lightweight rig then, with 700 L more gas and redundancy.
     
  6. Tribal Chestnut

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    Very strokey I know, but I like the idea of just clipping a stage on these days for that valuable extra capacity with a BM single.
     
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    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    How would this work; would the stage have a single reg like a pony? How would I donate gas to a buddy with this set-up?
     
  8. Wibble

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    Hang it under you like a 'normal' deco stage.

    You should look at sidemount. It's excellent for providing full redundancy with exceedingly simple access. The tins can be carried individually and you could use those utterly excellent 8.5 litre tins. Sidemount's particularly good for "broken" divers.

    May wind a few people up, but lets face it, all the rebreather divers are diving sidemount with all their bailouts.
     
  9. Tribal Chestnut

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    Just set up the regs up as you would with a normal pony bottle, but I’d avoid button gauges in favour of a normal SPG.

    You don’t donate a normal pony so why do you want this to be donatable? Though it requires little thought to plug in another 2nd stage &/or LP inflator if you so desire.
     

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