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pvt1044 - 12/31/2013 5:56 AM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 12

got a cressi 1st stage mc 5 and a cressi black reg, getting ready to go dry suit. witch means im a port short on my 1st stage!!!! im thinking I get a safe octo like the mares mv or Sherwood, that will consolidate my bcd and octo air supply. this will free up a air port for the dry suit!!!! here’s the question, will the air hose for the dry suit fit the octo port? if so, I don’t need $$$$$$ upgrades!!!! plain b- I pick up a poney tank use my cressi octo as the reg for my spare air!!!
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Agojo - 12/31/2013 6:05 AM
XS scuba has just what you need P/N. AC 913. 3 into 1 low pressure adapter.
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pvt1044 - 12/31/2013 7:22 AM
thanks for the info,checked out the sx also the atomic ssi, mares and Sherwood !!! im using an aeris 200 bcd so not all products will fit! aeris has the air link reviews are good! I really like the atomic or mares! calling the dive shop today!!!
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diverray - 12/31/2013 8:38 AM
You can always go with argon to inflate your dry suit. It will be self contained, with hose, so won’t use one of the regulator ports.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 12/31/2013 8:47 AM
I 2nd this idea or add a pony for a 2nd unless you are looking for an excuse to buy a new reg :)
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DiveBuddyChgo - 12/31/2013 1:44 PM
Your 1st suggestion was the best. All of the Air2’s,AirLinks etc will work with your BC. Good luck with your new drysuit experience.
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DiveBuddyChgo - 12/31/2013 1:50 PM
To answer your other question. The drysuit inflator hose will fit the LP port of the 1st stage.
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RAWalker - 12/31/2013 3:29 PM
Yes, you can consolidate and use a integrated octo/inflator and the first stage has 2 different sized ports which differentiate the high and low pressure sides.
Now for more important considerations....
First let me say that I myself use a integrated octo to dive whether wet or dry suit.
That said: Using a integrated octo requires different skills to deal with buoyancy and breathing on the same unit. It’s in the timing of when you take a breath and exhaust air out of the BCD to keep from ascending too fast. The skills should be practice and made second nature just like any other scuba skill.
With a dry suit however you should only have air in the BCD at the surface and the dry suit is used to compensate for neutral buoyancy.
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UWnewbee - 12/31/2013 5:38 PM
From Agojo: XS scuba has just what you need P/N. AC 913. 3 into 1 low pressure adapter.


I Agree. leisurepro.com/p-xssslpa/xs-scuba-swivel-lp-port-adapter-1-to-3-ports
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pvt1044 - 1/01/2014 7:57 AM
thanks guys for all the good info!!! consolidating the bcd/octo is the way im going! it will spare me the cost of the new reg!!! im putting the money toward a pony tank, using my old octo ( gotta get my hands on a 1st stage) for my pony! tank + new octo 300 give or take. all that’s left is the 1100 for the pinnicale freedom 3!!!!! wish I could find a gently used suit for less!! (5’9 190 )