One of the benefits of diving vintage, especially using the old-style oval mask, is the ease with which divers can actually talk underwater. Some vintage divers may know of this technique, but some I'm sure do not. So today, while diving at High Rocks on the Clackamas River, I conducted a small demonstration using my GoPro video camera to show how talking underwater is done. I was using my twin 45s, with a Sherwood double-post manifold and two regulators; my primary regulator is a USD DX Overpressure Breathing single stage, double hose regulator, and my backup is my trusty old Scubapro A.I.R. I regulator, with a LP inflator hose and my dive computer/compass.
John C. Ratliff Diving since 1959, at age 13. Haven't stopped, and still enjoy getting wet.
Post by northernone on Dec 24, 2015 21:00:38 GMT -8
As a young diver I appreciate yet another reason to love my oval mask. Looking forward to trying this next dive. My limited clarity/excess exuberant sign language ability has confused more than one diver I've encountered.