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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm

During my first ice dives I did not use the rubber plug back then. I just kept the mouthpiece low in the water. The DH just doesn’t have a tendency to freeze even if you accidentally induce a free-flow on the surface.

If you decide to use the curve mouthpiece, remember to detune the venturi flow by uncovering one of the side air bleed ports.
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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:07 pm

rhwestfall wrote:Bryan (or anyone else that might have used it) :

Curious about the DSV and ice diving. I'm wondering about the valve freezing in either the open or closed position if wet and exposed to the air...... this likely to happen or be something to look out for?
I'll have the DSV under the ice in late March. I'm sure it will perform just fine. I'll be posting photo's when that happens. Video too if possible.

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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:36 am

if plans work out, I'll be in on the first Saturday of March....

today it is 18 degrees
tomorrow begins another warm up...
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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Well, my class got cancelled..... But there is good news - I found a class about 6 hours north of here where the ice will be better. Interestingly, the instructor is also a DH diver/collector, and has no issue with me diving it. Also, his requirement is no octo (back-up must be on a pony), so my thoughts are validated! Now, just have to shake the plague I came down with on Thursday before class in 2-1/2 weeks...
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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:44 pm

You are determined to get under the ice! Go Argonaut Kraken!
Doing it right should include some common sense, not just blindly following specs and instructions. .Gary D, AWAP on SB

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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:10 pm

I need to figure this out. I'm married to a woman that says we are heading north when we retire....
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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:13 pm

Location: Temagami (North), Ontario, Canada
Air Temp: -13f
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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:49 am

Minus 13? :shock: That's cold even for me! Ha. Looks like a good time. Did you get decent viz under the ice? Were there a lot of single hosers free flowing? :wink:

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Re: Ice dives (configuration advice)

Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:13 pm

Yeah, -13F, that is cold... :shock:
We have not seen it that cold over here this years, and I am OK with that.
That is big smile. You must have been having a good time.
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