Hose Failure – Gas Loss Testing
We train for equipment failures in our certification courses, practice our emergency drills, and conduct pre-dive safety inspections. We do all this in hopes that we may catch a problem before it happens or have the knowledge to remedy the situation at depth just in case one occurs. In all the preparation and drills, it always seems that an equipment failure happens at the worst time.
Advanced Diver Magazine looked into equipment failure one step further and conducted a series of tests at multiple depths in an attempt to calculate if increased depth can escalate a potential life threatening equipment failure.