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Descent Lines

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Brian Hamilton

Subsea Sniper
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I am a great advocate of using a descent line when freediving. I find I use a lot less energy and am able to 'dream' my way down a rope.

I currently use the following set-up;

A 25 litre barrel filled with stones, sand and topped up with water tied to an 11mm climbing rope which is held vertical by an old lifejacket at the surface.

I have tried experimenting with different ropes and floats etc.

I am interested in knowing what other set-up's are used out there. Do any of you tie knots in the rope?

Any ideas which would improve my diving efficiency would be greatly appreciated.

Brian
 

Herman

:: just dive ::
Sep 28, 2001
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We have a platform here, and the shotline, is attached to that. Nice big 12x200L drums as a float.

We marked the shotline with wetsuit socks, every 5m

Herman
 
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