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Doug B
04-10-2008, 21:12
I'm interested in the average SAC's of other folks.

I've been keeping track of mine for the past 20 dives, or so... I'm averaging about .65 cubic feet per minute.

What's yours?

cummings66
04-10-2008, 21:43
I did a test, it was suggested in one of the courses I'm taking. You really should know a range of rates. My low is .3, the just moving along looking is around .6 and the work my butt off can't go no faster without killing myself is a 2.0. No matter how hard I work I can't make it go above 2.0 which is useful knowledge.

Smashee
04-10-2008, 21:48
About 19 litres/min or appx. 9500 firkins per fortnight.

robjoubert
04-10-2008, 21:56
If the beach entry is good and easy, then my SAC is around 0.6 & if the swell is running and the waves are daunting, then my SAC climbs to 1.1!! Catalina Casino Point step entry gives me a SAC of 0.4. And I haven't done a boat dive using my Dive Computer yet!!

UCFKnightDiver
04-10-2008, 22:21
if just cruisin not too much work my sac rate is about a .5

texdiveguy
04-10-2008, 23:59
Mine is very low under most conditions compared to the average diver.

RoyN
04-11-2008, 01:45
I'll calculate it after I dive like a couple few times in my new drysuit which I haven't even gotten yet.

Black-Gorrilla
04-11-2008, 02:08
with me it really depends on the situation... if im exited, it will be high, if im relaxed... it will be like not breathing...thats if im in current... just cruising... average about a .55ish
my last dives... at an average of 70' for 30 mins i was about a .6ish on the first

Cummings... if you wanna see someone go past a 2.0 let me know and we can do something against the current... show you how to empty a tank.

cummings66
04-11-2008, 16:38
The test to see your highest is to go down to a platform, latch on to it and swim as hard as you can for as long as you can. I used hands and legs both, using every bit of strength I had. I couldn't have kicked any harder. The platform is so that you maintain a constant depth. I sweated pretty good in the drysuit doing that test. I was chugging like a locomotive going uphill, and I couldn't over breathe the Apeks regulator. I think I could have done so on the Sherwood Blizzard had I used it.

I would say I worked harder than I did in a 2 knot current, much harder.

My dives in real life vary depending on what I do and the buddy I'm with. I'll have a much lower rate solo than I ever do with a buddy.

Oops, I said the S word...

texdiveguy
04-11-2008, 16:49
The test to see your highest is to go down to a platform, latch on to it and swim as hard as you can for as long as you can. I used hands and legs both, using every bit of strength I had. I couldn't have kicked any harder. The platform is so that you maintain a constant depth. I sweated pretty good in the drysuit doing that test. I was chugging like a locomotive going uphill, and I couldn't over breathe the Apeks regulator. I think I could have done so on the Sherwood Blizzard had I used it.

I would say I worked harder than I did in a 2 knot current, much harder.

My dives in real life vary depending on what I do and the buddy I'm with. I'll have a much lower rate solo than I ever do with a buddy.

Oops, I said the S word...

Now that would have been a sight to see!!! :)

For a really good test....strap oneself via a Jon line off the bow of the Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence river and fight up current in those dark cold waters.....that would get you huffing.

wgt
04-11-2008, 16:50
I'm interested in the average SAC's of other folks.

I've been keeping track of mine for the past 20 dives, or so... I'm averaging about .65 cubic feet per minute.

What's yours?

Rox keeps his sac between his legs.