Sherwood Safe Second.

Sherwood Safe Second.

One of the first things taught in diver training is how to share air in an  emergency situation. And while it is taught in dive training, it should be  practiced to nausea m by every scuba diver of every level. An out of air scuba  diver might not get a second chance if the diver and dive buddy aren’t prepared  for an emergency. It is all in its name, safe second (safe) scuba regulators. It  will be a good waste of money if a diver never has to use it. On the other hand  it will be the best money a diver will have ever spent if it saves the life of  the diver or as importantly a dive buddy. One could argue that safe second dive  regulators are a diver’s most important piece of dive gear.

When purchasing a safe second don’t confuse cheap with inexpensive. It’s not  a good idea to purchase a used safe second off eBay or use a hand me down. A  diver in an out of air situation is stressful enough without exasperating the  problem with a failed safe second as well. A scuba diver hopes never to use the  safe second but if a diver does need to use the safe second it needs to function  without flaw. After reading several reviews on safe second (alternate air)  regulators for diving, name brands such as XS Scuba, Sherwood, TUSA, ScubaPro  and others, it really comes down to ease of use, comfort and price. They are all  good to say the least and more importantly they are all safe and high quality  scuba regulators at comparable prices. Some have a mouthpiece that can turn up  to 90 degrees for more comfort and ease of use, and other variations. It is  really what each scuba diver needs or doesn’t need. As far as safety you can’t  go wrong purchasing any of them.

Each scuba diver has to purchase the right scuba regulator for themselves and  their needs. The most dangerous safe second is the one a diver needs and doesn’t  have attached to their buoyancy compensator (bcd). If a diver logs enough dives  through a period of years, it is a safe bet that an out of air diver situation  will occur and every diver should be prepared for it. Don’t be the diver that  didn’t have a safe second regulator for diving. Buy one today and the life you  save might be yours.

Ronnie Price enjoys writing articles on scuba diving with the goal of  introducing people to underwater attractions

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Kathy Dowsett


About Kathy Dowsett

I believe in protecting our oceans, lakes and rivers, as well as their aquatic life. I respect the work of conservation groups such as Save the Sharks, Save the Sea Turtles and Save our Wrecks. I believe that the use of plastic bags/bottled water should be discouraged as plastic finds its way to the ocean. I also support Diving for the Disabled and Swimming for the Disabled. As a PADI-certified diver, my interest in diving led to the opening in July 2008 of kirkscubagear, my online business. My site offers more than 2,000 products, including freediving, swimming and outdoor equipment. My continuing goal is to encourage diving and offer customers a shopping alternative for the purchase of scuba gear.

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