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Tech Diver.. List your rig setup, pls :)

Post Number:#1  Postby SuperKingKong® » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:20 am

Yo techies :)

Would appreciate if you could list down your rig setup :)

btw, a question, for a manifold and double-tank band and tanks... do u own it? or u can rent it elsewhere?

and for tanks... what kind of tanks do u use?

thanks :)
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Post Number:#2  Postby SuperKingKong® » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:26 am

is this a sensative issue?
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Post Number:#3  Postby Snafu » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:34 am

is this a sensative issue?


Nope ... is not sensitive issue.

I personaly like to take things one step at a time...not to rush into anything.

;D
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Post Number:#4  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:41 am

Do more dives...recreational. Then do a tech course. Then count how many times in a year do you actually do tech/deep dives. Many people hardly get to do one a year. So what's the point of having tech rigs unless you do at least 5 tech trips annually?

That money is better spent for diving and improving dive quality.
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Post Number:#5  Postby SuperKingKong® » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:50 pm

well, thanks for your kind advices. i'm not jumping into tech right now :P... just curious to know... very very curious.. curiousity kills the cat :) anyway, i'm not even qualified to take the course yet, so, will not involve myself onto the band wagon now and maybe few years ahead... as it is not easy, not cheap, and not sure whether i'm physically fit to do so. all i can do now is, get info.... that's all.

well, i'm just currently so called interested in reading all the things about technical diving. i'm just curious to know... that's all. and i dun't know why, but i really can't sleep lately.. coz cannot get much of this information .... at work (12hrs), i search, at home (abt 4 hrs)  i search, so, i merely sleeping about 3-4 hrs lately.... very tired, but my curiousity gotten over me. hahahaa saturday night, u saw me posting, sunday early morning, u saw me posting, sunday morning u saw me posting, now, it's sunday afternoon now, and i'm still posting here. Sooner or later, will go crazy if i don't find the information i want to know. that is why i'm posting here, hoping that some of u can give me some more information.

btw... i'm doing lotsa research on the net... reading the whole scubaboard... lotsa opinions  :( getting more confused.

i know.. currently i am not qualified yet to even take the course, so, reading it myself, getting opinions from ppl is what i can do, and this is what i'm doing at the moment.

and i'm not into getting those tech rigs now, coz i have yet to go for that course, mana tau, at the end, cannot pass, all of the items will be wasted if i guy now.

it just that i want to know :) ... it's like ur dream... u dream to have eg, bmw, u get information about it... u put wallpaper onto your desktop, u read all the reviews about it, when u r sleeping, u dream of it...... something like that.

so, all i can do now, is to "learn" about the basic picture out of it :) .. to get information unofficially.. this is what i can do.

well, anyway, thanks a lot :)
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Post Number:#6  Postby evo5555 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:08 pm

I thik u have got a very serious viral infection, which was infected to you, while u visit a place called RecnTec with and through oral and mind infestion infected from Mr Katak Pink... ;D
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Post Number:#7  Postby SuperKingKong® » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:15 pm

I thik u have got a very serious viral infection, which was infected to you, while u visit a place called RecnTec with and through oral and mind infestion infected from Mr Katak Pink... ;D


kekeke... bukan salah dia :P it's all salah saya :P hahahaaa

hmm.. hope he and you all will not run away from me next time when i see u all  :-/
since i'm that scary.....  :o ::)

gosh... it's 2am now... gotta sleep for a while.. .tmr have to wake up at 6 >:( :( :o ::)

till then... see u guys later .... on sunday night (M'sia time) ... kekekee
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Post Number:#8  Postby Snafu » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:01 pm

My Technical Diving Equipment (Open Circuit) rig setup List:

Back plate (not plastic) with harness and 4 d-rings; plus crotch strap with d-ring
Wing's with 45-55 pounds lift, no bungee type and only single bladder
Two x Regulators for the doubles.
One regulator with 1.5m to 2m 2nd stage hose the other with 24 inch 2nd stage hose plus strap for around neck
Single Pressure Gauge on 24-inch hose for doubles-no consoles
Two regulators for the stage cylinders with single contents gauges for each
Two Bottom Timers/Depth Gauges, wrist mounted
Primary Reel with minimum of 50m of line
Spool with minimum 25m line
Lift Bag (two if drift deco planned)
2 Cutting device, mounted on the waist belt
Primary Mask plus second backup Mask
Non-buoyant Fins  
2 x Wrist Slates for run times (or wet notes)
One leg pocket on wet suit or pouch on harness for extra mask

[highlight]It all depends on the dives I be doing, configurations may varies.[/highlight]

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Post Number:#9  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:51 pm

My Technical Diving Equipment (Open Circuit) rig setup List:

Harness and 4 D-rings; plus crotch strap with d-ring  
Wing with 50 pounds lift, no bungee type and only single bladder  
Two x Regulators for the doubles.  
One regulator with 2m 2nd stage hose the other with 24 inch 2nd stage hose plus strap for around neck  
Single Pressure Gauge on 24-inch hose for doubles-no consoles  
Two O2-cleaned regulators for the stage cylinders with single O2-cleaned contents gauges for each
Stage cylinders rigging  
Two Bottom Timers/Depth Gauges, wrist mounted  (usually my ATOM runs on Gauge Mode plus an analog wristwatch)
2 Spools with 30m line  
1 Lift Bag
1 SMB  
1 Shearer, mounted on the waist belt
1 Signal Mirror
1 Primary light and 1 Back-up light
1 Strobe (mounted on 1st stage)  
Primary Mask plus second backup Mask (securely stowed somewhere)
Non-buoyant Fins  
1 x Slate for run times
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Re: Tech Diver.. List your rig setup, pls :)

Post Number:#10  Postby SuperKingKong® » Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:49 am

thanks for the responce. I appreciate very much. owe u guys a dinner as a way to show my appreciation :)

few questions ... hehee :P

1. are ur pressure gauges made from brass or something like that? or those with rubber boot? i read up, lots of tech divers prefer those from brass, anything special with it?

2. and why, all tech divers doesn't need a depth gauge on their spg? isn't it anolog gauges more reliable than digital gauges? :P according to some articles, they said it will harvest the ocean floor.. but when mounted properly, i don't see there is a problem

3. since o2 at 21% will be toxic to diver at 55m, hence they will be using hypoxic mix, with o2 less than 21%, my question is, is helium expensive in m'sia? roughly, if twintank, what would be the avg price?

4. lastly :P ... do u guys own those manifolds and twin tank band? or it will be provided together with the tanks when u dive with those ops?
(sorry, i've not seen them b4 (how those tech divers operate) and i wish to know it now :P that's why i'm asking)
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Post Number:#11  Postby SeaDemon » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:01 am

1. Mine are the normal pressure gauges. Prior to this it had no rubber seat. I just bought a new one that has rubber seat as well. For the stage cylinders, I use O2-cleaned gauges.

2. For me, I have no real answer to this one. I used to have a depth gauge as well but streamlining, I now use only a pressure gauge. I rely on my dive computer for depth reading as it is more accurate and I do not have too many things hanging beneath me..even if stowed properly, a small pressure gauge with the shortest possible hose is my preference. I think I prefer to know how much air I have given a choice..but yes, you are correct that it would be nice to have a back up analog gauge.

3. Helium in Malaysia costs 20 sen per liter retail. How much it costs per dive depends on how much Helium you want filled into your tank. The more the costlier, and the longer your deco stops are going to be.  55m is still diveable using air. You just have to learn how to manage your narcosis. But for doing UW videography, Normoxic or Trimix is prefered. It keeps you stable.

4.  I don't have a manifold or twin tank band yet. I can get these when I rent the twin tanks set. I only have my own stage cylinders...80 cu ft ALU each...hahaha!

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Post Number:#12  Postby superkingkong » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:42 am

kekeke... thanks very much again :)

Image ...makan only when i'm back :)

or u can go there makan first, then tell them i'll settle the bill in June  ;D
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Post Number:#13  Postby GOD » Sun May 06, 2007 2:53 am

Answer:

Q1: Brass are better quality & durable.
- I dont have rubber boot so I can detect leak & condition of the hose joint to connector

Q2: I do carry analog depth gauge but is strap to my chest.
- Dive computer acts as depth gauge & dive timer.
- Analog depth gauge better then Digital depth gauge .... hmmmmm if you having very strong Narcosis, is harder to read digital compare to Analog.
- If your Digital back lite dies off, you would need external lite that are small enough not to glare the LCD...to strong lite the LCD will show BLANK/WHITE.
- Yes Analog depth gauge are more reliable

Q3: USD150(est.) pending on the Helium Free Gas Volume (FGV)
- Helium are VERY EXPENSIVE in Malaysia

Q4: U dont need to have twin cylinder & manifold unless U going for 15L cylinder & High Pressure Cylinder 300Bar
- As for other technical diving equipment, is personal so it would be good if U have ur own.

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Post Number:#14  Postby HoleMaster » Thu May 22, 2008 4:16 pm

Just wanna share mine:
(Open Circuit) rig setup List, only basic stuff unlike SD and Snafu:

-Oxycheq Stainless Steel Backplate and 4 D-rings; plus crotch strap with d-ring  
-Oxycheq Wing with 50 pounds lift, no bungee type and only single bladder  
-2 DIN Scubapro MK25 first stage for twins
-1 Scubapro S600 classic second stage primary regulator with 2m long hose
- 1 Scubapro R190 second stage secondary regulator with 22 inch hose plus bungee strap for around neck  
- Single Scubapro Pressure Gauge
- Suunto D6 as Depth Gauge and bottom timer, left wrist
- Divers watch as secondary bottom timer, right wrist
- 1 Spool with 30m line 
- 1 Oceanic SMB
- 1 Shearer, mounted on the left side waist belt
- 1 dive knife, mounted on the right side waist belt
- 1 light
- 1 Mask
- Jet fins 
- 1 x Slate for run times and deco plans (borrowed)
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Post Number:#15  Postby evo5555 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:10 pm

3. Helium in Malaysia costs 20 sen per liter retail. How much it costs per dive depends on how much Helium you want filled into your tank. The more the costlier, and the longer your deco stops are going to be.  55m is still diveable using air. You just have to learn how to manage your narcosis. But for doing UW videography, Normoxic or Trimix is prefered. It keeps you stable.

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Bro what do you mean by it keeps you stable???? means you dont know how to operate a camera when you are breathing EAN21 at 55m of depth?  :D 
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Post Number:#16  Postby Snafu » Thu May 22, 2008 11:23 pm

Holemaster,

How was ur experience with reading Digital Gauge at depth compare to analog?

I vote for ANALOG depth gauge & Analog wrist watch at depth!!!!!

:D
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Post Number:#17  Postby Nizaha » Fri May 23, 2008 12:58 am

My setup same as those techkies guys just list..

Different Manufacture and design.. I like to add HID light 21w and 18 or 10w. with 2 back-up light delrin style.

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Post Number:#18  Postby John F SeaDemon » Fri May 23, 2008 6:40 am

evo5555 wrote:
3. Helium in Malaysia costs 20 sen per liter retail. How much it costs per dive depends on how much Helium you want filled into your tank. The more the costlier, and the longer your deco stops are going to be.  55m is still diveable using air. You just have to learn how to manage your narcosis. But for doing UW videography, Normoxic or Trimix is prefered. It keeps you stable.

Bro what do you mean by it keeps you stable???? means you dont know how to operate a camera when you are breathing EAN21 at 55m of depth?  :D 


Say for...so you don't see Punk elephants at that depth lor :P :D :D :D :D
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Post Number:#19  Postby HoleMaster » Fri May 23, 2008 8:36 am

Syed K. A. wrote:Holemaster,

How was ur experience with reading Digital Gauge at depth compare to analog?

I vote for ANALOG depth gauge & Analog wrist watch at depth!!!!!

:D


Frankly speaking both were OK. But prefer analog wrist watch B-)
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Post Number:#20  Postby Sicko » Fri May 23, 2008 8:43 am

Syed K. A. wrote:Holemaster,

How was ur experience with reading Digital Gauge at depth compare to analog?

I vote for ANALOG depth gauge & Analog wrist watch at depth!!!!!

:D


Sorry to hijack..........  ;)

I used digital gauge and so far..........it's OK. One scan at the guage and the numbers are shown clearly.
I vote for Digital as main and analog as backup.  :)
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