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2013-01-01 10:59 AM
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I work on a dive boat during the summer months. You guys have to make it down to Morehead City,NC. Rated best for big animals and shipwrecks in North America. I think its ranked 2nd behind truk lagoon for shipwrecks world wide. Heres some video I took of the big animals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytzr8xWVDk8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zPNKVBR7Wo



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slaterson19 - 2013-01-01 10:59 AM

I work on a dive boat during the summer months. You guys have to make it down to Morehead City,NC. Rated best for big animals and shipwrecks in North America. I think its ranked 2nd behind truk lagoon for shipwrecks world wide. Heres some video I took of the big animals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytzr8xWVDk8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zPNKVBR7Wo



WOW. That's A LOT of sharks!

2013-01-01 11:27 AM
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The good thing is you don't have to bait them to come in. They stick around the wrecks 24/7.
2013-01-01 2:37 PM
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oldrunner - 2012-12-29 8:57 AM Built the exact same setup a few years ago for simply going under our sailboat to clean, change zincs and prop work. First year it worked great but after using it last summer I came out of the water feeling awful. Had to lay down for quite a while to recover, headache, dizzy, upset stomach. My thought is that the air tank itself has rusted inside and even though I had filters on the system I was breathing really toxic air. My idea to improve is to buy a new air canister that I would connect and only use when diving. I would also assume that even when the tank was built new in China the inside of the tank was probably rather dirty. The other option I am considering is to just buy a small diving tank, leave it on the dock or in the boat and hook up my long hose and regulator to it. Down side is I have to get the tank refilled.

Are you using a gas engine to power the compressor? This sounds a lot like carbon monoxide poisoning possibly from exaust being sucked into the compressor air intake. If so, it's deadly!

2013-01-01 3:42 PM
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Oldred - 2013-01-01 2:37 PM

oldrunner - 2012-12-29 8:57 AM Built the exact same setup a few years ago for simply going under our sailboat to clean, change zincs and prop work. First year it worked great but after using it last summer I came out of the water feeling awful. Had to lay down for quite a while to recover, headache, dizzy, upset stomach. My thought is that the air tank itself has rusted inside and even though I had filters on the system I was breathing really toxic air. My idea to improve is to buy a new air canister that I would connect and only use when diving. I would also assume that even when the tank was built new in China the inside of the tank was probably rather dirty. The other option I am considering is to just buy a small diving tank, leave it on the dock or in the boat and hook up my long hose and regulator to it. Down side is I have to get the tank refilled.

Are you using a gas engine to power the compressor? This sounds a lot like carbon monoxide poisoning possibly from exhaust being sucked into the compressor air intake. If so, it's deadly!

 

That does sound right.  The Lowes pancake air compressors are electric powered.   I wonder if the OP was using a small generator to run his compressor.   

By the way, I plan to run mine off my battery bank and a converter.    Safer than petrol gas power.

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