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If You Dive, These 2 Things Are A Must!

Discussion in 'Diving, Hookahing, Spear Fishing, Snorkeling' started by Goggle Eye, Mar 23, 2016.


  1. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit
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    Take it from a 15 year open water dive veteran mainly offshore Daytona Beach,Fl. (Atlantic Ocean). There is nothing more comforting to a diver knowing that he/she has a second source of life saving air just inches away from their mouth. Spare Air is also an awesome piece of equipment to have in the Fl Keys when snorkeling for lobster. Once you find a ledge or hole and need a little more time to work the bugs out simply put it in your mouth like a snorkel/regulator and have at it. The cool thing about Spare Air is that you refill it yourself from one of your scuba tanks. It's very easy! Spare Air, because your life or your buddys life may depend on it!

    http://spareair.com/

    Secondly Dive Insurance. D.A.N. ( Divers Alert Network )
    Do I really need dive accident insurance?
    I have primary medical coverage

    Your primary medical insurance may exclude scuba diving as a
    hazardous recreational activity and/or may not provide coverage. If it does provide
    coverage, it may pay only a minimal amount for DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER TREATMENTS. There are also often large out-of-pocket payments for deductibles and co-pays. These alone can total thousands of dollars.
    The DAN Dive Accident Insurance Plans are recognized worldwide and can be confirmed 24 hours a day through the DAN Emergency Hotline (+1-919-684-9111). The DAN plans provide secondary coverage of up to $500,000 and pay
    100% of eligible expenses.
    Having D.A.N is worth it's weight in Gold! Trust me I know someone who had to use it.

    http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/
     
  2. Megalodon36

    Megalodon36 Cabin Boy

    Both are very important! Thanks for the post
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Pirate

    I use a hookah and carry a 3 cu. ft. Spare air.
     
  4. Ghjdndk

    Ghjdndk Newbie

    Do you need a license for this?
     
  5. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Scallywag

    Air ambulance transport to a chamber also an important aspect of coverage
     
  6. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit
    Thread Started By

    Yes you have to take a course and get certified. I got certified taking a PADI course. Here's the link.
    https://www.padi.com/
     
  7. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Great suggestions. I did not realize you can fill spare air your self. I am going to check that out.
     
  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Blackbeard

    I had 1/2 of my upper left lung removed and my lung surgeon couldn't clear me to dive. He spoke with DAN doctors and was able to clear me to dive. Great organization. Extra air source is a great idea. It would be really handy when checking those shallow keys spots that look like they could hold lobster. Wish I had one this week.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. mmunier1

    mmunier1 Pirate

    Thanks for the share looks like a good idea to have
     
  10. streakin striper

    streakin striper Pirate in the making

    I just got certified, good post on spare air. Did not know that they are refillable
     
  11. Fcsoccer11

    Fcsoccer11 Pirate

    yes the spare air is made to be refilled off your full scuba cylinder. works well, and if anyone wants a free one, i dropped one on accident at east 11.
     

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