Full Face Mask Q And A / Air Share / SMB Deployment

Full Face Mask Q And A / Air Share / SMB Deployment

Today, we will be answering several questions from one of our subscribers. Mr. Brian David ask us how to share air while using a Full Face Mask and while using the Mares Air Control integrated second stage. He also ask how we would inflate our SMB while using the Full Face Mask.


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Another great video Bryan.

SeikiBrian says:

Good timing on this video: I just bought my first FFM a couple of weeks ago, and I’m doing my first dive with it this coming Sunday. Your video just goes to show all the ways that equipment selection has multiple effects on the OTHER equipment we need as well. Luckily I don’t use a BC-integrated safe second; mine is on a 36″ hose, so no problem there. And I also just bought my first DSMB, and it has both an oral inflator and an open bottom, so I’m good there, too.

Brian Consaul says:

Thank you for making this video!!
You’re such a great resource for all things diving
I am off to buy a new smb.. also have to look for a pony that fits for my setup.

SeikiBrian says:

My suggestion for Brian David would be to check the number of ports on his first stage; he might be able to add a long-hose safe second without giving up his integrated one or needing a pony bottle. Sure, it’s another $160 or so, but well worth it in my opinion. (And have you noticed how many Brians/Bryans there are around here?)

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