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looking for a portable air tank for a performance

Elzan

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Hi all,

I am a recreational freediver. I am also a professional performer and in my last performance I am doing apnea. I do the breath holding after other actions, so I start the hold with an already consistent CO2, and in addiction I do the breath hold in an uncomfortable position.

I would like to find a small portable tank to inhale from it just a moment before starting the holding (and then leave it and just do the hold). Does anybody know of the existence of such a tank? Also, would you recommend to inhale air or oxygen? (I don't do any deepening in the performance). I would like to use it in special cases, when I am tired or sick or I have a lot of adrenaline. Otherwise, I would just just my natural hold.

Thanks a lot!
 

Hydro-Mike

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Hi all,

I am a recreational freediver. I am also a professional performer and in my last performance I am doing apnea. I do the breath holding after other actions, so I start the hold with an already consistent CO2, and in addiction I do the breath hold in an uncomfortable position.

I would like to find a small portable tank to inhale from it just a moment before starting the holding (and then leave it and just do the hold). Does anybody know of the existence of such a tank? Also, would you recommend to inhale air or oxygen? (I don't do any deepening in the performance). I would like to use it in special cases, when I am tired or sick or I have a lot of adrenaline. Otherwise, I would just just my natural hold.

Thanks a lot!
 

DiverC

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I hope this gets to Elzan and Hydro-Mike,

Before I make any suggestions I would strongly recommend consulting with a Sports Medicine Doctor that deals with diving or a Dive Doctor.
Air embolisms have occurred with scuba divers. I'm not sure scuba or mini scuba mix with free diving breath holds, BUT I AM NOT AN EXPERT ON THIS SUBJECT. There are a number of products on the market. I like the MiniDive Pro because it can be filled without a dive shop (hand pump or mini compressor) - but that does not mean that you couldn't get in trouble with it if you are not a certified scuba diver. Maybe I'm overcautious. DiverC
 
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DiverC

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One other overcautious hint: Oxygen and Nitrox (above 30% or so) can:
1) Explode
2) Could damage your lung.
 

Elzan

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Thank for your suggestion @intheblue5. I already knew of a similar device, but It seems to me that this kind of tank are made for breathing INTO the water and for being kept in the mouth the whole time, while I am looking for something I can inhale just once, and they stay in water without it. Anything else?
 

Elzan

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Feb 21, 2021
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I hope this gets to Elzan and Hydro-Mike,

Before I make any suggestions I would strongly recommend consulting with a Sports Medicine Doctor that deals with diving or a Dive Doctor.
Air embolisms have occurred with scuba divers. I'm not sure scuba or mini scuba mix with free diving breath holds, BUT I AM NOT AN EXPERT ON THIS SUBJECT. There are a number of products on the market. I like the MiniDive Pro because it can be filled without a dive shop (hand pump or mini compressor) - but that does not mean that you couldn't get in trouble with it if you are not a certified scuba diver. Maybe I'm overcautious. DiverC
Thank you DiverC for the reminder. Yes, I am in contact with an hiperbaric doctor who is also a freediver.
 

DiveConcepts

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I would strongly recommend Nonos Mini Scuba Oxygen Air Tanks because it is Open at any time, breathing balance on-demand single regulator, with a pressure gauge, can show how much air.​

 
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