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What Do You Carry on EVERY Dive? | #AskMark | @ScubaDiverMagazine


What Do You Carry on EVERY Dive? | #AskMark | @Scuba Diver Magazine
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00:00 – Intro
00:49 – Mixing Backplate Brands
03:31 – Drysuit Buoyancy
06:01 – Thigh Pockets
08:30 – Every Dive Carry
13:22 – Finger Spools
17:22 – O-Rings

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james collins
Hi Mark, congratulations on your move from Simply.
I think you have both of them, so can you fit an Apek’s WTX wing on an Xdeep Zen backplate?
#AskMark

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fredr1
#askmark. Mark, on a different channel you reviewed the Santi Flex 190 drysuit undergarment. I liked what I saw and bought it for my first drysuit experience. In a 7mil with a Steel 100 tank I normally dive with 18lbs of lead (8kilos). With my drysuit and the Santi it is taking me 38lbs (17 kilos) to get barely negative! This sounds excessive but I don’t know anyone who uses this undergarment. Can one undergarment like this require 9 kilos? If not, any thoughts on why I would need so much extra weight when switching from wet to dry?

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Jeff LeMoine
#askmark
I have watched your reviews of equipment like Fourth Element and Apex shorts but have not found any consideration for holster style shorts. I find the concept of the off brand Tongina Cargo Shorts Wetsuit Pants With Pockets intriguing for warmer water destinations. What do you think of this option if there is no need for the added thermal protection?

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castellscl
What things, specifically, do you always take on every dive in every situation?

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Jay
Hi Mark. I'm looking for 15m spool either Apeks lifeline or the scubapro s-tec spinner. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Jason

Anthony Rouse
#askmark,hi mark can you advise on o ring kits for use on general air components,regs,bcds, cylinders etc please

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RVbilly
RVbilly
2 months ago

I typically take air with me on a dive I find it’s pretty useful

Ahmed Sarhan
Ahmed Sarhan
4 months ago

#askmark
Hi Mark. I finally got my self a shiny new set of regs after tens of dives on rented ones. Is there something that I need to do to prepare the regs, out of the box, before the first dive?

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Reply to  Ahmed Sarhan
3 months ago

Not really, regulators are good to dive straight out of the box. It’s best to take new regulators on a check dive somewhere safe for the first dive so that the moving parts can loosen up.

Sometimes new regulators can bubble after the first dive and need a little tweak to tighten some of the parts

Marc Forsyth
Marc Forsyth
5 months ago

Thank you for the info. I have 2 days of plane flight to get to the islands, so I will make sure to hold off on snorkeling right away. I always enjoy your videos and thank you for your time and dedication.

Alexander Sasse
Alexander Sasse
1 year ago

#askmark
Hi Mark, my local dive center, which usually always has the best prices, says that you have to pay for a regulator revision 140 € per second stage, so 280 € only for the second stages. Is this price normal? With that money, I could almost buy new regulators. How much should I pay for an revision when visiting a Certified Retailer?

Daniel Keleher
Daniel Keleher
1 year ago

Hey, Mark. Love your content. Is it safe to dive right after a flight?

Ivan Ibarra
Ivan Ibarra
1 year ago

#askmark I have a white Xdeep Zen. ( looks nice but gets dirty ) The white Cordura got a little dirty. Can I use a shout detergent spot cleaner, water and a brush? What do you recommend to use? For the inside of the bladder to remove possible mold and growths. We Can’t get Septione Meteriel here in USA any other fungicidal/mold killer you recommend?

souswes
souswes
1 year ago

#askmark I think on the o-ring topic it’s important to mention what we call the durometer scale. The hardness of the o-rings for their application is important. If you had a generic kit and were trying to fix a port plug you may find an issue

DTT
DTT
1 year ago

spinner spool looks interesting. seems to solve a problem when shooting a dsmb.
its a bit costly though. i’m wondering how it stands the test of time in salt water. i’d like to try it before buying. not sure i like the pressing it slows the line, could i pressed it too hard when being released and have it fly out my hand. .,

joseph gurneck
joseph gurneck
1 year ago

👍

VeryFunnyStuffs
VeryFunnyStuffs
1 year ago

Sharky seems a bit down…

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Reply to  VeryFunnyStuffs
1 year ago

He’s fine, he was sitting on top of something I needed. We check on Sharky’s mental health a few times a year to make sure he’s OK

Leopold Bloom
Leopold Bloom
1 year ago

Fun fact: the German word „Spinner“ means „weirdo“. Not ideal for regional marketing. 🤪

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Reply to  Leopold Bloom
1 year ago

Love it!
I wonder how the Nürnberg office missed this…

Ivory Johnson
Ivory Johnson
1 year ago

I use a OMS trieste wing with a Hollis backplate from what I see most backplates have standard fittings to work with wings. Best to try it out

Davidthaman Thaman
Davidthaman Thaman
1 year ago

#askmark. Now that you no longer teach how often do you dive now

Murat Akay
Murat Akay
1 year ago

#askmark
Thanks for great content as always Mark

1: It would be great to see diving videos with you in it. Do you plan to upload any dive videos anytime soon? I’ve never seen a video where you dive.

2: Do you know of the brand Tecline? Care to review some of their regulators maybe?

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