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    what would you do?

    ok here's the scenario

    at 15 feet on dive #2 you reach for drysuit inflator valve only to find you forgot to connect the hose.

    what would you do? (no help from buddy)

    1. continue the dive and get squeezed like a boa constrictor has wrapped itself around you

    2. abort the dive

    3. try to reach the valve to grab the hose which is hiding behind your backplate and connect it to continue the dive
    My gear my life I will check my gear every time

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    Why no help from buddy? I would opt for giving the 'trouble' signal then pointing to my inflator. If necessary make some motions to show the hose is missing then point behind me. See if my buddy can find my hose and bring it forward for me. I say this because I've seen guys don gear and forget to connect the hose. Probably 9 times out of 10 the hose is trapped between the tank and the diver. Without buddy help it is hard to get to.

    If your buddy just isn't paying attention and you need to deal with it yourself I would say option 1 isn't a good option. Abort the dive would be the 'run out of options' option. If I couldn't get some help from my buddy I'd reach back to my first stage, find the hose and following it down while trying to pull it out. If it was just too hard and I'm just burning through air trying to get to it then I'd abort the dive. While I'm trying to get it, I'd watch my buddy as well. If we make eye contact, get them to come over and help me.
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    no buddy just makes it more interesting.

    if you can't reach the hose how about removing your BC/wing so you can?
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    I would try to reconnect the hose at 15' and continue. If it could not be reached I would go back to the surface, remove or loosen the gear enough that I could reach the hose then start the dive again.

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    I've been the buddy in Budman's scenario. No matter what, when you connect the inflator, you're going to get hit with a blast of cold water right in the chest.

    But to answer the question: Connect and go.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by navyhmc View Post
    I've been the buddy in Budman's scenario. No matter what, when you connect the inflator, you're going to get hit with a blast of cold water right in the chest.

    But to answer the question: Connect and go.
    Ditto! But I dont know why you wouldn't have tested it out of the water.

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    dont know why you wouldn't have tested it out of the water.
    I know.Stuff happens.
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    Back in the day we didn't have BC's. What's this inflating thing you are talking about?

    (Connect and go)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noob View Post
    Ditto! But I dont know why you wouldn't have tested it out of the water.
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