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Open Water Skill: Disconnect Low Pressure Inflator

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Aim, Reason to Learn, and Step One
Disconnect Low Pressure Inflator Step 1

Disconnect Low Pressure Inflator Step 1

Nicholas McLaren

Aim: To disconnect and reconnect the low pressure inflator.

Reason to Learn: It is possible for an inflator button to become jammed on, causing your BCD to continually inflate. There is an easy solution to this problem - to disconnect your low pressure inflator. Once it is disconnected it is possible to manually inflate your BCD (as learned when performing the Fin Pivot).

Step One: Hold your inflator with your right hand and grip the inflator hose with your left hand. Grasp the quick disconnect valve between your thumb and index finger, pulling the slide-lock back.

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