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Old 07-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default O2 on board

after a really STUPID thank goodness uneventful D.A. event I now have decided that O2 on board is required. so...
1. who has the best kits?
2 hard shell or soft sided case
3 how many tanks, (max off shore is 20 miles)
4 is there a preference to tank size/make
5 who has the best regulator
6 best pricing?

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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They have the little pony bottles you can wear on your belt strap.

Unless you are referring to a medical issue. Your post could be seen two different ways

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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The DAN kits are pricey, but in the long run, they're probably a good buy because everything is already done for you, and you don't have to hunt around for what you need. They also have a decent resale value in case you ever want to move up to a larger system.
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This is for medical reasons,,, yes the DAN kit are pricey...
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #5
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yes the DAN kit are pricey...
In the end, it's what most folks I dive with settle on. All of the components are compatible with each other, and everything is stored where it's out of the way, yet easy to deploy. There are also fire/explosion issues with carrying pure O2 with you, and the DAN Kit makes carrying a potential bomb, as care-free as possible. I worry more about my deco bottles than I do about any other item I posses in this world. I don't really worry about the DAN Kits.

What you're hoping for is something that is easy and convenient enough to always keep with you, but that is also safe to store, and 100% dependable, even though you hope to never, ever put into service.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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This is the DAN O2 kit I carry: DAN Dual Rescue Pak Extended Care
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:15 AM   #7
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I use an aluminum scuba tank O2 cleaned and a O2 cleaned regulator. Never use a steel tank with 100% O2 because it oxidises the O2 over time. Been working for me for 20 years much cheaper and some dive shops will fill them for you. Plus side you get a lot more O2 at hand. If you have a doubt about safety just open the valve and take a couple breaths. This should get some replies.........
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It is a good idea to have an "over the mouth and nose" breathing apparatus also. An (semi)unconscious victim doesn't fare too well with a regulator.
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Hold the nose and hit the purge button. Until the helo gets there.
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Sealark, i can't stop laughing.
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