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    Nope, in fact I don't even bother rinsing it until I get back to the room at night. It stays wet most of the time anyhow so it's not an issue, plus I dive fresh water and we don't have salt to contend with. Even then I'd just keep it wet.
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    I always get the luggies coming out of my nose when I come up. Though I just use the ocean as my rinse tank for my nose.

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    No, I don't, I'd rather let the mask fog!

    We usually have a BBQ lunch on board, I saw some people washing their hands in the bucket [img]smileys/smiley3.gif[/img] ...maybe they thought the oil helps defog too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splitlip


    Well ok then. I guess you need more.
    <DIV>Couple years ago I was on one of the local charters. We were going out for a couple 60 footers. Easy dives, nice day.</DIV>
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    <DIV>After the first dive, one of the divers in another group surfaces with what looks like a couple of large green bloody amoebas in his mask. He pulls his mask off and proclaims that this happens all the time and he is used to it.</DIV>
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    <DIV>As he is talking, one of the nasty globs slides out of the mask like a rotten oyster and slaps on the deck with a sound like the the monkey's hand hitting the transporter window in "The FLY".</DIV>
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    <DIV>The guy quickly appologizes and rubs thesickening mass around with his foot. Then, you guessed it, hedips his mask in the rinse bucket so that the other offensive blob won't disturb anybody.</DIV>
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    <DIV>When he swirled his mask in the bucket, it looked like a frog in a blender.</DIV>
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    <DIV>So now, I rinse my mask with the shower, a water bottle from my bag or even a cup of water from the keg on board. Or, of course, I wait until I splash.</DIV>
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    <DIV>So for all you folks who proudly proclaimthat luggies make the best defog and then rinse in somebody's bucket, just remember that sombody may decide your regulator bag makes thebest urinal.</DIV>
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    <DIV>Ewwww!! </DIV>
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    <DIV>I don't actually think I've seen a communal rinse bucket.</DIV>
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    <DIV>I just defog it with spray or drops, rinse in the ocean, then rinse in the ocean again when I get out.</DIV>

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    Splitlip---I think I threw up a little in my mouth with that story.

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    Why do you need to rinse it? I don't rinse my BC between dives....

    Spit in mask, rub it around, dip it quickly in water in which you will be diving. Put mask on. Dive. Repeat.

    If you really need to rinse something, see if you can sneak water from the camera rinse bucket


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    Quote Originally Posted by splitlip
    <DIV>I guess it is pretty much a boat dive thing</DIV>
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    <DIV>Not the dive boats in the smaller lakes, they don't have rinse tanks. You might on the great lakes have that, but for our small day excursions we just wait till we get home or to the room or camp site.</DIV>
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    <DIV>I bring my own water for rinsing because I've had a reg freeflow due to all the silt buildup from not rinsing it until 4 or 5 hours later.</DIV>
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitlip
    <DIV>They get real angry if you rinse a mask in the camera bucket. The solutions supposedly don't work well with o-rings.</DIV>
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    <DIV>The real reason is that the pure clean water gets contaminated with salt and that will cause the O rings to leak thus ruining an expensive camera. That's why they get so upset.</DIV>
    Matthew P. Cummings
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    This is just way too much info--
    Could have done without the "large green bloody amoebas in his mask" description..

    That's just wrong---yuk--


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    Well I did use them but I will stop now. Never thought about these things.

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