Have you had a BCD inflator stick and start taking you to the surface?

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asked Jul 25, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

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answered Sep 29, 2017 by gsanders (400 points)
selected Sep 29, 2017 by Cvet
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My wife and I were doing her first night dive. Everything checked out prior to our dives.  We were down about 45 feet. I was adjusting a heel strap when my wife shot up.  Because it was dark and there was some current I had to slowly ascend while using my light, looking all directions. I didn't know if she ascended all the way or partially while moving with the current. Visibility was not great.  Made it to the surface and found her there.  Her inflator malfunctioned causing my wife to ascend immediately to the surface. She was okay luckily as we were not down for too long.
commented Sep 29, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Wow, it being your wife makes it double stressful. Glad you found her and is ok. Dive safe and have fun.
commented Sep 29, 2017 by gsanders (400 points)
Yeah it was stressful. We were lucky she didn't get DCS. Thanks and you too
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answered Jul 25, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
i've had a situation where i still had a little air left in my BC even though i thought i dumped it before ascending and that started taking me up during my safety stop, i was able to dump it again, and do my safety stop. I haven't had one 'stick' though.
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answered Jul 27, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I havent but If I did I would disconnect my low press inflator hose and dump my bcd. I have had mine spring a leak and loose some air, sane solution.
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answered Jul 25, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Never, I use an Air 2 and never had any issues either.  I maintain it very well which is key on any type.
commented Jul 25, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
If you dive an air2 and take care of it your one of the very few. Most air2s I work on are treated like the BCD and are not in good shape and are tuned way down to keep from freeflowing. Glad to hear your taking care of your air2.
commented Jul 25, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
I do have mine detuned and like it that way. I have no trouble breathing from it and yes I treat it like a reg as it is one IMO.
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