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Spindrift
05-11-2012, 04:18 PM
I thought this was cool.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHV8I_Ck1Jo

Syrenia
05-11-2012, 05:04 PM
I like that guy's mustache. Lmao.

That. Is so... COOL! Do you know where it's at? Cuz I wanna go!

LindseyLu
05-11-2012, 06:36 PM
That's AWESOME Spindrift!!! I want one!!!! <3 Looks really easy to make too!

Spindrift
05-11-2012, 07:41 PM
That's AWESOME Spindrift!!! I want one!!!! <3 Looks really easy to make too!

Yeah I think some of the YouTube comments discuss how it's done.
EDIT: Found the instructions online: http://blog.makezine.com/2010/08/27/diy-underwater-bubble-room/

Spindrift
05-11-2012, 07:46 PM
I like that guy's mustache. Lmao.

That. Is so... COOL! Do you know where it's at? Cuz I wanna go!

Lol here is their website: http://subaqua.alldaydrive.com (http://subaqua.alldaydrive.com/)

On the FAQ:
What's the deal with that guys mustache?
His name is Dan and that is a legitimately awesome mustache. He uses Firehouse Mustache Wax to keep his 'stache chipper and camera-ready even after a 20 foot dive.

I'm not sure where it is but their website says they are trying to make more of them. The one in the video is the third iteration.

Winged Mermaid
05-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Super cool!

Nemefish
05-12-2012, 01:05 AM
HOLLY PIECES OF SHRIMP!!!! :drool: THAT IS SOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!:yay:

Kanti
05-12-2012, 02:40 PM
That's really spiffy!
I think I saw this video once too it seems familiar!
That'd be super fun to make~ My only regret is that it's not a little more see-through.

Spindrift
05-12-2012, 02:51 PM
** If anyone does try to make it make sure to read through the entire site and DIY tutorial! There are safety concerns if not done properly :|
... figured I should put that disclaimer there just in case.

Spindrift
05-12-2012, 02:51 PM
@Kanti: Maybe there is a material that is see through but still strong enough to be suitable?

Blondie
05-12-2012, 09:34 PM
How does new oxygen enter the bubble? O_o Wouldn't it just build up with CO2 like when you keep your head under a blanket?

Spindrift
05-13-2012, 12:40 AM
How does new oxygen enter the bubble? O_o Wouldn't it just build up with CO2 like when you keep your head under a blanket?

Here you go! This is from their FAQ:

How do you replenish the oxygen content of the air down there?
The quick answer:
The model in the YouTube videos is a manually filled version. We use a standard SCUBA tank which will fill the room about twice. When the air gets thin we empty most of it and then fill it back up with fresh compressed air from a SCUBA tank.

A more in depth answer:
The depletion of oxygen is obviously gradual and the early signs of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) are rather obvious. The first thing you notice is that you feel a little "out of breath". Sometimes you are out of breath if you swam hard to get down, but if it persists then there's not enough oxygen (feels like breathing in a paper bag). Technically the human body can go way beyond that point before it gets dangerous, which is why as soon as anyone "feels it" we refresh. The way we refresh is by letting out 1/2 to 3/4 of the air (huge, amazing bubbles to the surface (there's a clip of that on YouTube)) then re-fill with a SCUBA tank. There's always at least one fresh tank down at the room, and usually a tank with a regulator as well (very helpful for people who have a hard time clearing their ears on the dive down - they can stop halfway and "rest" and work on getting their ears to equalize while breathing off the tank).

One tank will fill it two times or so. The frequency depends on how many people are in the room and how much they are laughing/talking/breathing. Some people use oxygen faster than others. This makes the amount of time the air remains "good" in the room unpredictable, the best sensor we have is the human body. Air is cheap so we always err on the side of caution and re-fresh probably more often than we really need to.

The personal swimming pool model has a "bubbler" that continuously refreshes the air at a rate faster than can be used by the occupants.

green52
05-13-2012, 04:30 AM
WANT.

SO WANT.

Mermaid Rillia
05-17-2012, 02:55 PM
I think the have one of these at KP Hole in florida

Mermaid Sirena
05-25-2012, 01:43 PM
This is now on my bucket list & can you imagine if you had one in a lake. You could splash people and be all mermaidly then go underwater..... and never come back up. At least not for several minutes, wouldn't that be convincing that you were real?

Mermaid Saphira
05-26-2012, 12:13 PM
^ LOL yes! Geat idea!

Winged Mermaid
11-01-2013, 10:19 PM
I warned samsonsmith009 if he linked spam one more time he'd be banned. So..

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