Well, Portage has come and gone. I put some significant time on my DivAir model B at Portage. Considering it's place in the time line of evolution I was really impressed with it's performance. Jerry's diaphragms really brought that reg back to life! I got home from work early today and Lake Michigan was flat and inviting. There is a catch of course. It was flat because there was a West wind which pushes the warm surface water out and brings in the cold deep water. That means dry suit diving. So, I rigged my Poseidon Xstreams to the left post on my double set with the iso manifold and the DivAir to the right and went out to dive the local wreck. The DivAir needed a good rinse anyway right?
So, I drafted my son for my top man and went out to the SS Niagara, a side wheel steamer that burn't to the waterline in 1856 and sank in 50 feet of water. I splashed in and dove the wreck breathing off the DivAir and using the Xstreams for my dry suit and wing. Yes, I can see Allan cringing a thousand miles distant. But in 50 degree water I sure like my dry suit. Ha. Anyway the DivAir performed very well during the 35 minute dive. I would have gone longer but I told my son I'd be up in 30. Damn shame I had 1200 left in the double set.
So anyway, my DivAir seems to be performing quite well and I'm really happy with it. Those who also dived their DivAirs at Portage, what are your thoughts. Just curious. Once again, it was good to see everyone at the meet. It was really good to de stress and just go diving for a couple days. Nothing better then a swim suit and a DH outfit with no freakin weights, yeah!