Andy wrote:What's the cost of a megalodon in the US? About $9k? I would guess somewhat cheaper than an Inspiration anyway.
Am I right in thinking that the big difference between the Meg and the KISS is that the Meg is a solenoid operated unit, with a ppO2 set point. Whereas the KISS is more like an SCR, in that it has a trickle feed of gas that is below the rate of use - and the adding of O2 is done manually?
Azza wrote:Hear that Andy....No Excuses now!
Presumably with using Vplanner, CD, your redundancy comes in with multiple profiles - e.g. one assuming that your ppO2 set point is stuck to through the dive, with a higher set point for deco. Then your back up would be a deco schedule assuming that you have to switch to OC bailout?
chickdiver wrote:The idea that a constant setpoint buys you a whole bunch of time off deco is really a myth unless you are talking about extremely long dives. Running the profile with a constant PPO2 vs. OC buys you typically >5 minutes.
I trained with a guy on an Optima. I wasn't impressed with it. The electronics eat batteries (the guy was advised to take them out of the handsets at night) <snip>
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