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Scuba Dive & Travel The World

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    Nothing special or serious in this thread. Just stories, pics and vids of peeps from around the world having fun in the big drink. Feel free to add your own adventures.


    Scuba Dive & Travel the World - DRENCHED Episode. 1
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    Published on Nov 12, 2016
    Welcome to our first episode of DRENCHED! Seriously, thank you so much for watching. In this episode, we introduce ourselves a little bit, pack up our ridiculous amount of dive and camera gear, then hop on a plane and head over to the oh so beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii.

    Once we arrive we don’t waste any time getting in the water. We go out for a day of diving with Island Divers where we start the day off with a wreck called LCU, short for landing craft utility. The LCU has been underwater for about 20 years and sits in 80 feet of water. It was sunk purposefully to become an artificial reef and create new habitat for sea critters. This dive treats us to some great marine life including tiny nudibranchs, spotted eagle rays, turtles, and some old boots!

    Then we hop back on the boat and head over to a site called Sea Caves which is located just around the corner from Oahu’s famous Hanauma Bay. We jump in and swim straight over to a wall where we enter into a lava tube that opens up into a massive underwater cavern. Here we come across tons of awesome critters including more sharks and turtles, devil’s scorpionfish, more nudibranchs, and a wire coral goby just to name a few. This dive blew us away!!!

    With our first day of diving complete, we thought it would be fun to hike up to the top of the crater at Diamond Head State Monument. A big outrigger paddle race was about to cross the finish line in Waikiki, and Diamond Head made the perfect lookout point to scope out all the action. After an awesome but exhausting day, we head to the beach by our house for a killer sunset.

    If you love scuba, travel, adventure, exploration, conservation, and all things aquatic, we really hope you will follow us on our journey.

    Our goal in making these videos is to show the world all the amazing, beautiful, and strange inhabitants of the ocean in the hopes that we will all be inspired to protect it. Don't miss next weeks episode where we dive some of the best wrecks in Oahu and get into some shenanigans on the streets of downtown Waikiki.

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    Special thanks to Island Divers for hosting us, you are so amazing and we LOVED diving with you! Thanks Matt, Shelia, Lauren, and the rest of the gang :)
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    Cameras we use:
    Aerials: DJI Inspire Pro with Zenmuse X5 Camera
    On Land: Sony AX-53 and DJI Osmo and GoPro Hero 3
    Underwater: Sony RX-100 in Nauticam Housing
    Underwater Lighting: Keldan 8x Video Lights, Sola 2500 Video Light, Sea Dragon Video Light by Sea Life

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    The BIG City, Turtles, Ship Wrecks, Guinea Pigs ~DRENCHED Ep. 2~
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    Published on Nov 23, 2016
    DRENCHED Episode. 2
    We explore Honolulu on Oahu, scuba dive a couple of ship wrecks where we see lots of sea turtles and even a submarine!
    Later we get into some shenanigans in the city. We go to China Town, do a fashion show, play with a cute guinea pig and get some bubble tea.
     
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    The only world class diving in the USA is located in Key Largo at John Pennecamp State Park. Visibility is very good depending on depth and currents. IT's a good place for snorkeling too.

    If you take a cruise be sure to try the Cayman Islands or Cozumel, Mexico. Belize is pretty good too. The Caymans and Mexico have sometimes 100'+ of visibility. It's like diving in vodka.
     
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    North Shore Pipe Dreams~ DRENCHED Ep. 3~
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    Published on Nov 30, 2016
    Welcome back! Thanks for checking out episode 3. We start off with an awesome beach dive at Hanauma Bay in Oahu. Hanauma Bay is a beautiful nature preserve, snorkel and dive spot, and was voted the #1 beach in the U.S. for 2016! We had a beautiful dive with a baby turtle and lots of other cool critters including an octopus, dwarf moray, and a Triton's Trumpet snail. Unfortunately we also encounter a huge net tangled in the reef which we were able to remove.

    After our 96 minute dive, we began an absolutely stunning drive up the east coast of Oahu to the North Shore. We check out some beautiful scenery, eat lots of tasty treats, "help" carve a humpback whale out of a tree with a chainsaw, check out Nate's old stomping grounds, and enjoy a perfect sunset at Sunset Beach and watch some amazing surfers in action. Get ready for a wild ride :)

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    Red Sea Diving - Safaga, Egypt. November 2016
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    Published on Dec 3, 2016
    Orca Dive Club, Coral Garden
    Tobia Arba
    Ras Abu Soma
    Panorama Reef
    Abu Kafan
    Sha'ab Sheer
    Wreck of the Ferry Salem Express
     
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    Diving THE SHARK CAVE! ~DRENCHED Ep. 4~
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    Published on Dec 7, 2016
    Get ready for SHARKS! In this episode we take you along as we film a commercial for a discover scuba diving experience in a tank full of sharks! After that, we check out the Marine Educators Night at the Waikiki Aquarium where we learn a little bit about the oceans in Hawaii, then tackle the WORLD'S LARGEST MAZE.

    If you love scuba, travel, adventure, exploration, conservation, and all things aquatic, we really hope you will continue to follow us on our journey.

    Our goal in making these videos is to show the world all the amazing, beautiful, and strange inhabitants of the ocean in the hopes that we will all be inspired to protect it. Don't miss next weeks episode where we catch a few waves then island hop over to the Big Island of Hawaii where we do a night dive with MANTA RAYS!

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    If you would like to find out more about diving in the shark cave, check out Shark Tank Scuba at https://www.sharktankscuba.com
     
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    Waves, Babes, and Manta Rays!~DRENCHED Ep. 5~
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    Published on Dec 14, 2016
    Three of the finest things in life-waves, babes, and manta rays!! In this episode we go surfing on Oahu's North Shore, then travel to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii where we dive the number one night dive in the world. We are treated to about 20 manta rays dancing all around us. This was a dive of a life time, and we are so excited to share this magical experience with you!

    If you love scuba, travel, adventure, exploration, conservation, and all things aquatic, we really hope you will continue to follow us on our journey.

    Our goal in making these videos is to show the world all the amazing, beautiful, and strange inhabitants of the ocean in the hopes that we will all be inspired to protect it. Don't miss next week's episode where we go on an awesome adventure on a Navy Seal Team assault vessel and swim with pilot whales!

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    Fast & Furious: PILOT WHALE EDITION!!!~DRENCHED Ep. 6~
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    Published on Dec 21, 2016
    We race around the open ocean in a Navy Seal Team assault vessel, swim with a pod of pilot whales, and explore underwater lava tubes. After that we check out Kona's famous coffee country and get all hopped up on caffeine! Swimming with majestic creatures+caffeine= A GOOD TIME!

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    If you love scuba, travel, adventure, exploration, conservation, and all things aquatic, we really hope you will continue to follow us on our journey.

    Our goal in making these videos is to show the world all the amazing, beautiful, and strange inhabitants of the ocean in the hopes that we will all be inspired to protect it. Don't miss next week's episode where we travel offshore at night and dangle over thousands of feet of water to look for all the strange, glowing, creepy ocean inhabitants that go bump in the night!

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    Things That Go BUMP IN THE NIGHT! ~DRENCHED Ep. 7~
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    Published on Dec 28, 2016
    Welcome Earthlings! This dive will seriously make you question if aliens exist or not?! In this episode, we go for a rainy, slippery hike to a raging creek, catch some rays on the beach, and then dive Kona's famous blackwater dive where we dangle from a boat over 5,000 feet of water and encounter some of the earth's most enchanting and downright bizarre creatures. We hope you enjoy it!

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    Risking Life and Limb At The Super Secret Dive Spot! ~DRENCHED Ep. 8~
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    Published on Jan 4, 2017
    Jumping off cliffs in dive gear is fun! And a little bit scary too. Join us as we risk life and limb to bring you some of Big Island’s coolest shore diving. We also check out an area called Hōnaunau or place of refuge which is a sacred area where Hawaiians could come to seek forgiveness and safety during war times.
     
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    The Finer Things In Life: BEER, SCUBA, ADVENTURE! ~DRENCHED Ep. 9~
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    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    What more can we say, who doesn't love beer, scuba, and adventure!

    Support us on Patreon and become our dive buddy: https://www.patreon.com/DrenchedDivers

    In this episode we go on a tour of Kona Brewing Company and get a behind the scenes look at where our favorite beverages come from. The next morning we went on an awesome dive in the Red Hill area which is known for its crazy underwater topography, canyons, and caves. After a quick coffee pit stop we headed to the southernmost point of the U.S. where we had a fun filled afternoon of free diving, cliff jumping, and rock climbing.

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    Want to dive Red Hill too? Check out https://www.konahonudivers.com
     
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    Truth Duty Valour Episode 109 - Clearance Diver Training
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    We follow a group of young Canadian sailors, who are already qualified as ships divers, as they try to pass the physically intense Clearance Diver Prelim course. This prelim course is meant to weed out the volunteers and determine who is best suited for the challenges and dangers of being one of the Navy’s elite Clearance Divers. The short course is grueling and intense – watch these young sailors as the all strive to be the best they can.
     
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    Truth Duty Valour Episode 402 – Ships Divers
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    Twelve men and women from various backgrounds in the Navy come together to complete the grueling ship’s team diver’s course. They learn lessons that will save their lives when they are faced with dangers such as currents, explosives and night dives. TDV catches up with them for the last two weeks of the 6-week course as they strive to prove they are worthy of calling themselves military divers.
     
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    When You're Face to Face With a Tiger Shark, Just Go With The (Lava) Flow! ~DRENCHED Ep. 10~
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    An erupting volcano creating new earth as lava flows into the sea, and the Tiger Shark mugging of a lifetime. Probably the best two days of our lives (except for the running out of gas part, but that was still kinda fun its own way)
     
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    Meet the Maui MERMAID! ~DRENCHED Ep. 11~
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    Mermaids and Turtles! What a great first day in Maui! In this episode we leave Big Island (after a near death encounter with a centipede that has left me with nightmares) and head over to Maui. We take you along for a work day as we film a marketing video for Maui Spearfishing Academy and finish up the shoot with a little mermaid play session!
     
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    We have the URGE to SUBmerge! ~DRENCHED Ep. 12~
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    Want to win a dive package for 2 on the Big Island of Hawaii?! Check out our Patreon page:
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    To see the episodes that feature the dives you can win:

    Manta Night Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktEfb...

    Blackwater Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUi36...

    In this episode we go on one of the funnest, craziest dive missions we've ever attempted. We kayak out to one of the top ten wreck dives in the world where we see all kinds of cool critters, lots of sharks, and a submarine! Then the next day we go for a ride on the same submarine that we saw underwater!

    If you love scuba, travel, adventure, exploration, conservation, and all things aquatic, we really hope you will continue to follow us on our journey.

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    Canadian Filmmaker Rob Stewart Found Dead After Scuba Dive

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    FEBRUARY 3, 2017 | 06:20PM PT

    Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist Rob Stewart’s body has been recovered off the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed on Friday. Stewart, 37, had gone missing after going deep sea scuba diving Tuesday, visiting the wreck of the Queen of Nassau. He was in the area filming a sequel to his documentary “Sharkwater.”

    The news comes after days of rescue operations. The Coast Guard solicited volunteer help, as did film distributor D Films, which worked with Stewart and considered him a “dear friend” of the company.

    “If you have a boat with searchlights, please help,” a tweet for D Film’s account read, among other calls for help and retweeted articles and videos about the search.

    Stewart was best known for directing and producing the 2006 film “Sharkwater,” a critically-acclaimed conservation film that helped get shark finning banned worldwide. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and won 31 awards internationally.

    His next film, “Revolution,” expanded Stewart’s conservation efforts to at-risk ecosystems, the threats posed to the world environmentally and what young people can do to help solve the problem.

    His family posted a message on the “Sharkwater” website. It read, “Rob has been found, peacefully in the ocean. There are no words. We are so deeply grateful to everyone who helped search, and happy that Rob passed while doing what he loved. We are working on how best to honour his incredible work. The Stewart family kindly asks that they are given some private time to grieve. Thank you everyone.”

    Stewart grew up swimming and scuba diving. It blossomed to a love of the marine, leading Stewart to study biology in school at the University of Western Ontario and zoology and marine biology in Kenya and Jamaica.

    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/rob-stewart-dead-dies-sharkwater-1201977869/

     
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    More here if you or anyone else is interested.......................

    What Happened to Rob Stewart?
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    The Day of the Great TURTLE INVASION!~DRENCHED Ep. 13~
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    We're surrounded! Watch us fend off the great turtle invasion as we dive a site known as 5 graves and get mugged by about a dozen sea turtles. After our dive, we go to pick up our VW camper van and embark on Maui's world famous Road to Hana.

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    That Van Life ~DRENCHED Ep. 14~
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    We experience Maui's world famous road to Hana in style aboard our old school VW Westfalia camper van! We hike around in Haleakela National park, check out a waterfall and the bamboo forest, do some cliff jumping in Venus Pools, and explore some underwater caves! Then after a night of camping on the west side of Maui we dive Mala wharf, probably the coolest dive site in Hawaii. We see some CRAZY stuff including an eel eating an octopus, and the adorable and bizarre short armed octopus.

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    Goodbye Hawaii, HELLO SAILING! ~DRENCHED Ep. 15~
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    We go out with a bang in our last days in Hawaii. First we go to one of Maui's funnest traditions, the Sunday drum circle at Little Beach where we watch some fire dancing, do some body painting, and enjoy a stellar sunset. Then we dive the famous Cathedrals of Lanaii before embarking on our next adventure, SAILING IN THE CARIBBEAN!

    Check out Rick Moore's sailing channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/cstaguy

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    Tenerife Diving, February 2017
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    Published on Mar 1, 2017
    Diving spots in Radazul, Tabaiba and Puerto de la Cruz. 21st - 25th Feb. 2017
    The tug boat "R. Peñón”, ex "CEPSA Segundo", ex "Ursus IV"
    Building year 1958
    Tonnage: 164 BRT, 12 NRT, 61 t deadweight
    Total displacement: 284 t
    Overall length: 26,96 m
    Length between perpendiculars: 25 m
    Overall breadth: 7,7 m
    Mean draught 3,54 m
    Installed engine power: 1x1100 hp
     
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    Sailing Part 1: RESCUE MISSION with SSL!!! ~DRENCHED Ep. 16~
    Drenched



    Published on Mar 9, 2017
    Our sailing adventure begins after new crew gets deported and we travel to St. Kitts to rescue her! Mechanical problems, evil tarpon fish, and some of the most beautiful conditions we've ever seen make this rescue mission one to remember.

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    WORLD OF THE SEA U.S. NAVY DEEP DIVING SYSTEM MARK I & SATURATION DIVING 53044
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    Published on Mar 24, 2017
    “A whole new world is opening up. A world beneath the sea.” Those are the opening words of the United States Navy film, “World of the Sea.” The 1973 documentary that takes the viewer beneath the waves as the narrator explains how the Navy must perform essential support maneuvers underwater, whether it be in submarines or by using divers for missions such as salvage and repair, underwater construction, study of acoustics, or scientific research. Amidst scenes of divers in the ocean as well as in specialized tanks, the narrator explains at mark 02:50 how divers need pressurized air to breath in deeper depths, and at mark 03:25 we see an animated explanation of how a body is decompressed. The Navy trains divers in a specially constructed ocean simulations facility, shown starting at mark 04:25. At 4:27, Capt. George S. Bond discusses the Ocean Simulations Facility. (Capt. George Foote Bond USN was an American physician who was known as a leader in the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine and the "Father of Saturation Diving) The research device is capable of simulating ocean depths of more than 2,000 feet, and at mark 06:15 we watch as a diver is exposed to pressure equal to 1,025 feet and later 1,200 feet. Following the discussion of medical issues in dives, the film switches to engineering concerns starting at mark 07:25, as we watch scenes of naval engineers test the Mark X breathing device, and divers became “swimming laboratories.” Deep Diving Systems are discussed starting at mark 10:55, with scenes of the Mark I and Mark II deep dive systems, which were put into use in the mid-1960s, as well as a personnel diving capsule. At mark 17:05 a navy captain praises advancements made in deep dive systems, and pledges to continue to dive deeper “and seek the limits of human endurance.” Meanwhile, the navy is working to enhance underwater communication, the narrator explains at mark 18:45. Because divers in submersibles are breathing a helium-oxygen gas mixture, their voices can come across as garbled. At mark 19:11, sailors are shown working on “unscramblers” to solve the problem. The film continues as we watch divers continue to work underground and study potential environment issues. At mark 22:00, we’re told how some of the pressurization techniques used by the Navy also have had practical uses in the civilian medical community.

    This Deep Diving System shown in the film was built in 1968 to provide a surface habitat for saturation divers returning from great depths. Divers are sealed in the habitat and become compressed to the same depth at which they will be working. After their bodies have become saturated the divers will move from the surface to the working depth and return in the diving bell commonly called a Personnel Transfer Capsule or PTC. Always maintaining the same pressure, work continues on a 24-hour schedule with divers working and resting alternately for 2 to 3 weeks before decompressing to surface pressure.

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    CCUBA Rebreathers: "Diving, Scuba, Closed Circuit Pure Oxygen" 1966 US Navy Training Film
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    Published on Mar 21, 2017
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    "Diving - Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) - Closed Circuit Pure Oxygen... This diving equipment, the standard pure oxygen SCUBA, offers two distinct advantages. First, the gas is completely utilized; second, there are no telltale bubbles."

    US Navy training film MN-9915g, produced by Bray Studios, New York.

    Public domain film from the US Navy, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebreather

    A rebreather is a breathing apparatus that absorbs the carbon dioxide of a user's exhaled breath to permit the rebreathing (recycling) of the substantially unused oxygen content, and unused inert content when present, of each breath. Oxygen is added to replenish the amount metabolised by the user. This differs from an open-circuit breathing apparatus, where the exhaled gas is discharged directly into the environment.

    Rebreather technology may be used where breathing gas supply is limited, such as underwater or in space, where the environment is toxic or hypoxic, as in firefighting, mine rescue and high-altitude operations, or where the breathing gas is specially enriched or contains expensive components, such as helium diluent or anaesthetic gases.

    Rebreather technology is used in many environments:

    - Underwater — as a self-contained breathing apparatus, where it is sometimes known as "closed circuit scuba" as opposed to "open circuit scuba" where the diver exhales breathing gas into the surrounding water. Surface-supplied diving equipment may incorporate rebreather technology either as a gas reclaim system, where the surface-supplied breathing gas is returned and scrubbed at the surface, or as a self-contained diver bailout system.
    - Mine rescue and other industrial applications – where poisonous gases may be present or oxygen may be absent.
    - Crewed spacecraft and space suits – outer space is, effectively, a vacuum without oxygen to support life.
    - Hospital anaesthesia breathing systems – to supply controlled concentrations of anaesthetic gases to patients without contaminating the air that the staff breathe.
    - Himalayan mountaineering. High altitude reduces the partial pressure of oxygen in the ambient air, which reduces the ability of the climber to function effectively. Mountaineering rebreathers provide a higher partial pressure of oxygen to the climber.
    - Submarines, underwater habitats, and saturation diving systems use a scrubber system working on the same principles as a rebreather.

    This may be compared with some applications of open-circuit breathing apparatus:

    - The oxygen enrichment systems primarily used by medical patients, high altitude mountaineers and commercial aircraft emergency systems, in which the user breathes ambient air which is enriched by the addition of pure oxygen,
    - Open circuit breathing apparatus used by firefighters and underwater divers, which supplies fresh gas for each breath, which is then discharged into the environment.
    - Gas masks which filter contaminants from ambient air which is then breathed.

    The recycling of breathing gas comes at the cost of mass, bulk, technological complexity and specific hazards, which depend on the specific application and type of rebreather used...

    Oxygen rebreathers for diving

    As pure oxygen is toxic when inhaled at pressure, recreational diver certification agencies limit oxygen decompression to a maximum depth of 6 metres (20 ft) and this restriction has been extended to oxygen rebreathers; In the past they have been used deeper (up to 20 metres (66 ft)) but such dives were more risky than what is now considered acceptable. Oxygen rebreathers are also sometimes used when decompressing from a deep open-circuit dive, as breathing pure oxygen helps the nitrogen diffuse out of the body tissues more rapidly, and the use of a rebreather may be more convenient for long decompression stops.

    US Navy restrictions on oxygen rebreather use

    - Normal working limit 25 feet (7.6 m) for 240 minutes.
    - Maximum working limit 50 feet (15 m) for 10 minutes.

    Oxygen rebreathers are no longer commonly used in recreational diving because of the depth limit imposed by oxygen toxicity, but are extensively used for military attack swimmer applications where greater depth is not required, due to their simplicity, light weight and compact size...
     
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    How We Afford To Live On A SAILBOAT ~DRENCHED Ep. 17~
    Drenched



    Published on Mar 25, 2017
    Ever wonder how we pay the bills while living on a sailboat? Come along with us on some work days as we film some commercials for a huge watersports company! Spoiler alert: It's a lot more play than work :)

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    HUGE Adventure On A TINY ISLAND with SSL ~DRENCHED Ep. 18~
    Drenched



    Published on Apr 6, 2017
    Bat caves, epic scuba diving, and standing on top of the Dutch Kingdom. Life doesn't get much better. Join us for our second episode on the stellar island of Saba! If you would like to be entered to win two days of Saba diving for 2 people, then visit our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/DrenchedDivers

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    Learn more about the amazing dive operation we went with in Saba:
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    Flying A Drone While Sailing In Paradise! ~DRENCHED Ep. 19~
    Drenched



    Published on Apr 21, 2017
    We fly and sail through some of the most picture perfect islands in the world! After saying goodbye to our crew mate Jesse, we set sail from St Martin to the neighboring island of Anguilla where we do a little bit of island hopping and exploring, check out Little Bay Marine Preserve above and below the surface. Finally we announce the winner of our Saba dive package giveaway. If you'd like to be entered to win future give aways and get other sweet rewards then
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