What don't like about rebreathers? Pros and Cons

+3 votes
asked May 16, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)
Breathers have taken their share of divers lives. Is it the breathers or the divers?

4 Answers

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answered May 17, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Mostly the cost and then there;s the set-up time. It takes about 30 mins just to go through the self tests after you install the cartridge. The nice thing is unlimited (almost) air and no bubbles along with extremely long bottom times.
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answered May 16, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
I personally have no knowledge of them and don't foresee the need to. I am happy with just diving.
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answered Jun 2, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I've own three and had fun diving them. The problem is my dive buddy doesn't dive a rebreather and when they need to surface, I have plenty of time left. I dove my first rebreather about 20 years ago. Technology has changed a lot during these years.
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answered Jul 30, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
They are certainly expensive, you can stay under water for extended times, they make no noise, you really have to pay attention to them, and you need a buddy who also has one. A dive boat will probably not want you aboard.
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