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    Save a dive kit

    Just wondered what you guys have in your save a dive kit.
    Things like tools o rings just to get an idea for putting my own together.
    Cheers

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    I always take a Scubapro LP BC/wing/drysuit hose and by using a spanner it turns into a reg or alternate hose
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J4N7boC-Ng

    Keep a lookout on ebay


    Take a single spare SPG & hose and that covers the lot
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    I have a small plastic box that has O rings, first / second stage plugs, selection of spanners and tools,
    suit repair kit, spare neck and wrist seals, cleaning products and glue. I liberally powder with talc and
    then keep in pocket of dive bag.

    If I 'm more remote and more self sufficient I have another box with first / second stage parts, seals ,
    diaphragms, hoses, schrader valve fittings, inflator / SPG hoses and tools to fit. I have a spare zip,
    cleaning products and glues for the bigger repair.

    I have been know to change out a seal for somebody between dives and a zip overnight on the dinning / chart
    table of a dive boat or guest house.

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    I can tell you the only thing I have actually used in nearly 30 years. A replacement cuff seal and the glue to stick it on (plus some tape).

    My new suit has silicone push on-off seals so will never need to do that again - normally I don't carry anything any more. There are some old fin straps and a spare mask in the kit bag. Been there years and years and years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    I can tell you the only thing I have actually used in nearly 30 years. A replacement cuff seal and the glue to stick it on (plus some tape).

    My new suit has silicone push on-off seals so will never need to do that again - normally I don't carry anything any more. There are some old fin straps and a spare mask in the kit bag. Been there years and years and years.

    Never say never

    I'm reminded of a club trip years ago and just about to jump in on the Thistlegorm.
    Diver in front went in and fin strap on his Dacor Tiger fins broke, so he returned to
    the boat gutted that this would mean he'd miss the dive.

    I told him to pass the fin up quick wipped out my Mares spare that I carry on every
    dive and he had his fin back in just over a minute

    He thought it was magic that I would have a fin that fitted what he thought was an
    obscure fin, that was until I told him the Dacors were made by Mares in Italy and
    have the same strap

    I could fill several pages of similar stories of loaned, borrowed or saved kit & dives
    so the moral is with very few exceptions we rarely if ever dive alone, so the save a
    dive kit should not be seen as personal, but for anybody that needs it.

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    Just been in garage sorting kit for sat putting suit inflate back on
    And found otter hose =14mm and apeks looks to be 15mm .
    Why not all same size nuts seems to make simple tasks a little more hassle
    Than has to be . Just a thought

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    Spare fin straps, reg mouth pieces, several hoses-to cope with different lengths and fittings, waterproof tape, large and small cable ties, o rings, allen keys, adjustable spanner, silicone grease.
    I can't say that this has saved many dives for me, but several dives for other people have been saved.

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    O-rings (and picker), silicon grease, set of allen keys, small adjustable spanner, many cable ties, a mini leatherman type tool (Chinese knock-off), a small swiss army knife, screwdriver, 1st stage plugs, a slug to convert DIN valve to A clamp, a cigarette lighter, some nylon cord and a bunch of hair elastics (for my daughter not me!) these live permanently in a locking sandwich box in my dive bag. On longer trips I add a couple of spare hoses (LP feed and regulator) and a spare regulator mouthpiece to the mix. I always have a spare mask too and my fins have spring straps so no spare straps for me.
    As others say generally these are most often used by other folk and not me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Energy58 View Post
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    As others say generally these are most often used by other folk and not me!
    It is the fixed rule of save-a-dive kits. If you have one you will not need it and if you don't you will. Only once ever in my life did I need a spanner to tighten a hose and did not have the tool kit with me and had to borrow one.

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    As above, plus spare battery for backup dive computer


 
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