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    Drive Gas

    The GEM and the sidemount Gem do they have a limitation on the drive gas that can be used?

    Thinking about deeper dives. I like the compact easy to carry through the swamps but concerned over the depths it can be used without having to carry a drive gas and a bailout gas.

    Any ideas if they are going to build a CCR unit?

    Thanks for the assistance. I have no experience with SCRs....

    Tony Flaris

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    Re: Drive Gas

    The GEM can run O2, Nitrox, or trimix.

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    I understood it could only be used with 36 percent for swallow dives to prevent hypoxia.

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    Re: Drive Gas

    I'm finishing getting certifed on my GEM to 160ft through IANTD using trimix, as well as deco gases right now.

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    Cool. What are you using as a drive gas?

    What's your bailout gas?

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    Re: Drive Gas

    30/20, last mix was 29/17, bailout gas really depends on the dive environment, if open water, or overhead. By rule you arent supposed to dive below your BO gas, but if I'm not in a technical overhead, I dont go by that rule and assume in a BO I instantly go up 20-30ft, get my bearings, and then decide what to do.

    Now on a GEM, your BO gas can either be your back gas OR a BO bottle.

    I'm currently configured with my BO off of my back gas, and a bailout bottle w/7ft hose for air share, etc.

    I'm debating my BO configuration, once I get gas switching setup.

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