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    Finally! At last i got myself a RB!

    Hello all, finally got myself a Megaladon 2.06 ^^, saving up for course! :o :D

    Anything i can pre-learn/drill b4 course, on dry land?

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    Re: Finally! At last i got myself a RB!

    Great News!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Finally! At last i got myself a RB!

    Grats.

    Try an learn to forget all your OC buoyancy control habits :P :P :P

    Dan

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    Have fun!


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    Re: Finally! At last i got myself a RB!

    Congrats!
    While you are saving up for the course, you may wish to consider the following:
    1) find some checklists and start using them; see what makes sense to you, but understand that you will go through that exercise in your class
    2) spend time reading the owner's manual, learning every detail that you can
    3) familiarize yourself with all of the controls and features
    4) breathe the unit; I found it took some getting used to
    5) disassemble and reassemble your unit a few times; practice makes better
    6) thoroughly research your potential instructors; find one that will challenge you rather than just check off a few boxes and certify you
    7) throughly research any additional accessories, such as back-up computers, bailout valves/plumbing - make sure your equipment purchases are informed
    8) familiarize yourself with the configuration of the unit, including the BCD/harness - make sure you can comfortably access everything when you have it strapped on
    9) check weights and buoyancy characteristics of your new equipment; you will be back at square one with regards to buoyancy, so anything you can do to help establish your ballast needs will go a long way towards re-learning your buoyancy

    The above are in no particular order. They are just some suggestions based on the challenges and experiences from my certification last summer. Others in this community may have additional, and better, advice, for I am certainly not a rebreather expert by any stretch of the imagination!

    This should be an exciting experience for you, and it will open up a completely different side of scuba diving! Best of luck, and as always, safe diving!

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    Re: Finally! At last i got myself a RB!

    breathing the unit is a bad idea for the untrained. Due to the fact that a rebreather can render you unconscious before you realize anything is wrong that is bad advise. Otherwise the meg 2.06 is a great unit. Get familiar but please don't dirt dive it. If you must, at least have a spotter in case you missed a crucial step in the assembly.
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