Santa's been very nice to me this year. Now have a shiny new Blacktip DPV/scooter waiting for it's first dive.
The only time I've used a scooter was 8 years ago with one of the recreational SeaDoo type scooters. Brilliant fun!
Have never used a technical scooter before, so looking forwards to this very much.
I'm pretty much going to give it a go; jump in and see how things are. Obviously as it's off-season, it'll be in a puddle. What kind of things should I aim to do with it?
I'm thinking that I should:
* work out neutral buoyancy and trim with it -- literally stopped and it should be neutral.
* work out how to steer the thing! Definitely in tightly controlled movements; slow and work up to faster later.
* do drills such as out of gas, reading gauges (will be OC at first, CCR after)
* work out how to clip it off when decompressing (any tips for that? what do you do?)
For the more experienced amongst you, what kind of things should I look out for? Any specific drills to do? What does "good" look like?
The aim is to be able to jump in the sea in Feb/March, weather depending, and be able to have an overview of the whole wreck for a change.