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Accidents waiting to happen
Tony_B - 6/13/2017 8:18 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 10

"The device was said to allow anyone to stay under water for up to 45 minutes at a maximum depth of 15 feet."

What exactly is stopping the "snorkeler" from a deeper dive? You know there are people who will try to go as deep as they can.
This is dangerous.
GreggS - 6/13/2017 9:38 PM
Nothing is to stop them because anyone that would use one of these suicide devices won’t know the dangers they are putting themselves in regardless of any "warnings" that come with it.
ryanm101 - 6/14/2017 5:00 AM
There’s been 3 posts on this on reddit /r/scuba already..

They claim 10min @3m and I had a discussion with the founder pointing out that someone would need a SAC of [7L/min to achieve that but he then started to advocate breath holding while using..

If you assume a SAC of 25L/min then you get [=2min (if you want to surface with air still in it)

The fact the dailymail has picked it up and done no research is worrying (though hardly surprising).
Also the comment from the dailymail saying "A scuba certification is not required to purchase and/or use the Scorkl, meaning even amateurs can explore the deep" just scares the shit out of me..
ryanm101 - 6/14/2017 5:02 AM
Meh cant edit but also the product pics are essentially the "Spare air" rebranded and a bicycle pump..
Eric_R - 6/14/2017 7:20 AM
This has been in a lot of forums. I agree that it’s dangerous to the untrained person. I wonder if they can slide by any DOT tank regulations when the tank has such a high psi capacity. Ive never seen it advertised to allow 45 minutes. 10 minutes top and as ryanm101 stated that would probably be done with unsafe techniques.
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/14/2017 9:13 AM
This is going to be bought by boaters who now have an old scuba setup in the bilge that hasn’t been inspected or serviced in years "just in case" they need to inspect the hull, find a leak or untangle the prop.

This never happens under ideal conditions and we all know that when one thing goes wrong more will soon :(

At some point the boater will use this to try an retrieve a fouled anchor at depth and that’s not going to end well :(
Smithsgold - 6/14/2017 9:50 AM
I’ll Pass on this thank you !!!!
ELLOCODIABLO - 6/14/2017 7:36 PM
Willing to bet you be hearing about the lawsuits in about 2 years........