After the previous dive, my BC toppled with the tank before I could secure them with the huge elastic band, and the plastic 'purge valve' (sorry can't recall the name of this component) broke as it crushed between the tank and the deck.Originally Posted by stonefish35
On the next dive (which that incident happened), while I was looking for any spare BC to go, my friend decided not to dive. Since her BC was already rigged with the tank and reg, and I was too lazy, so just grabbed and go, although the BC size is a bit too small.
May be yes, may be not.Originally Posted by stonefish35
She was a poor swimmer and fining, etc wasn't 'optimised', lots of struggling. The (intermittent?) faulty equipment might contribute to her tireness.
But at least when the dive begin, everything was fine to me and no sign of potential failure.
Well, no operator wants that to happen to their customer. And I've helped in washing the gears upon returning from dive trip. Looks ok to me. Of course the regular maintenance of the gear I won't know.Originally Posted by stonefish35
May be I was just lucky to have realised at that spilt second that I couldn't breath in water like on surface.Originally Posted by stonefish35
I wasn't a 'photographer' then. Only picked up photography after my first boy was born, while trying to take better pic of his, slowing venture into this another expensive hobby.
I hope to get wet too, but also because of my son (and now a daughter too), I've not dived since 2001.