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Best Regulator Set Up for Donating to Two Divers? | #askmark #scuba | @ScubaDiverMagazine


Best Regulator Set Up for Donating to Two Divers? | #askmark #scuba | @Scuba Diver Magazine
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00:00 – Intro
00:45 – Can I Put Air in a Nitrox Tank?
02:30 – £3000 Budget For a Drysuit Setup?
10:49 – Regulator Servicing
13:31 – Dual Donation Regulator Setup
18:30 – Dive Computer Options

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El Diabolico
El Diabolico
7 months ago

Scubapro and the Mk25 hold the record for (I believe) 135 divers breathing simultaneously from a 1st stage, not Mares :)

Corley O'Neill
Corley O'Neill
1 year ago

#askmark

Hi mark, thank you for the advise you have given me so far! continuing with the theme of upgrading to tech gear, I want to upgrade from my Rogue BCD. I can’t decide between, XDEEP NX ZEN ULTRALIGHT STANDARD SET SYSTEM or Apeks Ali plate with DIR Webbing & WTX 18 wing. This will be for both travel & UK diving. Which of them will also be better for when I want to swap the wing and go for doubles (will be swapping back and forth between single & doubles)?

P.S. I’m over 175cm so will be going for large Xdeep back plate if that makes any difference.

Many Thanks!

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Reply to  Corley O'Neill
1 year ago

They’re both great choices so, you’re winning so far. The Zen has more modern features and design and I’d probably lean more towards that choice personally. To upgrade to twins you just buy the Project Wing and swap it over.

I dive the D18 wing on holiday with an ali backplate and it would be pretty easy to swap to a range of wings. But, I prefer the harness setup on the Zen

Corley O'Neill
Corley O'Neill
Reply to  Corley O'Neill
1 year ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine Thank you Mark!!

Alison Anthony
Alison Anthony
1 year ago

#askMark I have an XDeep Zen BP&W with a steel backplate and DIR harness. I’m off to the Red Sea in a couple of weeks and am thinking of swapping out the steel backplate for an aluminium one. Can I use any aluminium BP (I’m looking at one that costs around a third of the cost of an XDeep one) but I don’t know it will fit. I’m particularly concerned about the crotch strap. I love the Y shaped crotch strap on my XDeep and don’t want to have to rejig the harness. Thanks

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Reply to  Alison Anthony
1 year ago

Sort of… The Xdeep backplates are pretty unique, especially the Zen. The 2″ webbing and hardware like your D-Rings and QR buckle will thread onto any backplate but you’ll probably have some excess and will need a single crotch strap.

You’ll also need to measure the mounting points down the spine to attach the STA to make sure the bolts will fit but, most backplates today have vertical strips at the bottom for better compatibility.

Another Zen would be the best way to go but, you should be able to manage with a more standard design. You’ll just have to use a simple crotch strap and it’s probably best to invest in some fresh webbing as well

Alison Anthony
Alison Anthony
Reply to  Alison Anthony
1 year ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine Brilliant. Thanks. I guess I’m just going to have to take my steel BP with me then. I didn’t need all those clothes and shoes anyway 😝

Derek Theophile
Derek Theophile
1 year ago

#askmark……The Avelo Solution. Is this the future of scuba diving? I am seriously considering taking the course on using them. What are your thoughts on the system Mark? I do believe you have touched on this in the past.

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Reply to  Derek Theophile
1 year ago

I’m not sure on it becoming the norm for quite a while. It’s extra mechanisms that you need to trust and scuba divers don’t like change.
It will take HUGE investments to get them in dive schools and dive sites around the world to replace the traditional BCD.
It’s a clever concept but I don’t think proper weighting and buoyancy control is a big enough issue to warrant changing half of my equipment

Tian
Tian
1 year ago

#askmark question on dive insurance, how important is Search and rescue expenses
coverage for diving? after reading T&C of Diveassure, it seem they didn’t cover any search and rescue expenses … and how much will a typical search and rescue cost ?

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Reply to  Tian
1 year ago

SAR Services are expensive and they’re usually valued by the hour. And it will be thousands of dollars per hour. Then you multiply that by the number of boats, planes and helicopters and you’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars per hour.

Some countries cover the cost themselves (or the local taxpayer does) so take a look at the destination you’re heading to and check who pays the bill to see if you need coverage. So, in the US and UK you shouldn’t need to worry about a huge bill after being rescued. But, it’s worth doing a bit of research first to be sure, especially if your insurance doesn’t cover it.

Thiione
Thiione
1 year ago

#askmark Hi, Mark. Thank you for the great answers on AskMark. I have a question regarding hose protectors on miflex high pressure hoses: Why do the LP miflex hoses come without a protector, but the HP comes with hose protectors fitted? I thought the miflex hoses didn’t take damage from that kink, like rubber hoses do. Can I remove the hose protector from my HP miflex hose? I would love your insight on this.

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Reply to  Thiione
1 year ago

I tend to remove them because they can hold moisture underneath to rot your hose during storage and as long as you route your hoses properly so it doesn’t kink or pull then you shouldn’t need them.

However, as long as you clean and dry underneath them after every dive, you can leave them in place

HB
HB
1 year ago

Otter Atlantic for a Drysuit. Best customer service you will ever get as well an an extremely high quality product. Made in the UK (not like O’three who is make suits in China)

Gamer Nick
Gamer Nick
1 year ago

Dry suit – Have a look at O’Three, a full set up with everything you mentioned, including hood, undersuit, drysuit gloves, all custom fit to you (best to go and see them for proper fit) will come in far less than £3k and you’ll get great, UK based service and support.

Corley O'Neill
Corley O'Neill
1 year ago

Thanks again mark, Really appreciate your advise! Need to start taking full advantage of diving in the UK and save on holiday expenses 😅

HB
HB
Reply to  Corley O'Neill
1 year ago

Wouldn’t waste loads of money on one of the base layers mark suggested. A good merino wool long sleeve and long johns from mountain warehouse will be perfect. By all means spend what you want on undersuit and Drysuit. I recommend Otter.

Joseph dracula
Joseph dracula
1 year ago

👍allows enjoy your information 😎

Alexandre Correa
Alexandre Correa
1 year ago

#askmark
How to properly clean a closed and semi-closed DSMB? Should we rinse its interior?

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