For answering the call...
"If You Can't Build A Rebreather, You Shouldn't Dive A Rebreather."
It is with great pleasure that the CEDU Recognize and Present the "Honors of the Association" Award to the following individual for outstanding achievement in the Design, Construction and Use of HomeBuilt Closed Circuit Rebreathing Apparatuses.
instruction, coaching, reverse engineering or plagiarism, the the above
named individual has designed, built, dived, and shared their enthusiasm
and dive toys with friends, family, and the world at large.
You may have seen women in wetsuits, Now you see Our Man in Latex (Drysuit).
AAck, pththtt, Who is this man in that Latex Body Suit ? It is none other than one of our very own, William Sewell, a.k.a. The DeBillatater.
Bill has again gifted the CEDU with images of the latest rebreather he made and dived. His latest Homebuilt Pendulum O2 Rebreather (with Auto Oxygen Addition) was used this past Sunday somewhere in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. (Exact coordinates provided on a need-to-know basis.) With Scooter in dry-gloved hand, a test dive was completed. His one-handed scooter control technique provided an excellent way to conduct an ever expanding spiral search pattern, while at the same time freeing up the other hand for equipment adjustments. The completion of this T&E Dive again proved the success of his HomeBuilt Closed Circuit Life Support Equipment, and his Drysuit! Good Dive.
Bill has contributed to the CEDU in the past, most recently with his low cost field expedient oxygen addition valve, and breakdown of this pendulum rebreather.
Bill, as you know, is also the man behind Replica Dry Suits, for not only entire latex dry suits, but for various drysuit parts.
Bill, the CEDU Honors you.
May you continue to continue and do all that you love. Now go get wet for a change.
Out of the Darkness... the FEOR
ClearView(TM) will show you the Light.
The FEOR ClearView proved to be a Bug Magnet. Just couldn't shake that little guy.
"Horn Shark Wrestling." (When opportunity knocks...)
Heterodontus francisci can grow to about 38 inches, this one was between 2 to 2.5 feet.
Horn Sharks spawn from about Feb-April laying spiral egg cases. An empty egg case was spotted on this dive.
CEDU Buddy Team Enters the Pond.
(Difficult to see the 1200 foot Buddy Line.)
Remember to always keep a keen eye out for your buddy.
He may want to get your attention, or get away !
Enjoy your dive, and remember to share the good times.
The End Of Another Great Dive
Smile, Good Times are Shared.
Bob doing the Test Tank Tango.
Rude Dog putting his rebreather through the paces.
Defending his right to Rebreathe.
"Be it with Weapons, or Barehanded; the FEOR ClearView is worth Fighting For."
Alan, showing excellent form with the FEOR.
Gentleman, Choose Your Equipment.
With so many choices in closed circuit gear, which do you choose?
The FEOR comes in many Styles and Configurations.
Become an UnAuthorized HomeBuilder and make your own.
Then you can
Dive Into Oblivion with the CEDU.
"Compressed oxygen cannot be used in a device designed for compressed air because minute amounts of oil or other foreign matter in the device components can cause an explosion." In fact, 30 CFR 11 prohibits certification of any device designed to permit interchangeable use of oxygen and air.
It is an accepted safety rule that: OXYGEN NEVER BE USED IN A DEVICE UNLESS IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Congratulations to the latest Honors Recipients.
A major step into CEDU membership has been accomplished.
Additional information about membership will start with an Application. Other requirements such as the MudRun and the Rough Water Swim follow.... Good Luck.
More information about Rebreathers/SUBLIME/and the
CEDU can be found starting at Dr.
Bob's The Home Page
"To Swim Is Human, To Dive Is SUBLIME"
And Remember CEDU's Mission
"To Design, Assemble and Use Homemade Dive Gear While Maximally Stroking Our Own Ego's and Maintaining the Merest Semblance of Sobriety for the Benefit of Mankind"