Surgical Tubing - Bungee Cord

We sell surgical tubing and bungee shock cord specifically for use in diving applications. We stock only the sizes and colors listed on this page.

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Regulator Necklaces

Make Your Own Regulator Necklace The regulator necklace is a popular method to manage your alternate air source. The necklace concept derives from technical divers that had a need to keep their back-up regulator close to their mouth for instant availability. If you wish, you can make your own regulator necklace instead of buying one; there are several methods. A easy method for most divers is to tie a knot in each end of the desired length of 1/8 in or 3/16 in diameter bungee cord, then burn the ends of the cord to keep them from unraveling. Cut and remove the cable-tie holding your second stage mouthpiece (take care not to cut your mouthpiece), lay the ends of the bungee cord along both sides of the mouthpiece and then secure with a replacement cable-tie and trim. Another method that allows the necklace to be added without disturbing the cable-tie is to tie two fisherman's knots in the bungee to make an adjustable opening that is snugged onto the regulator mouthpiece, see this YouTube video. There is no 'standard' length, but avoid the tendency to make it too long; a starting point for determining the finished length of the loop is your neck size plus about {6 to 8 in | 15 to 20 cm}.

When donning your gear, the necklace holding the backup regulator is placed over your head first, allowing the second stage to hang securely under your chin. Then put the primary regulator in your mouth. It may take one or two dives to get comfortable with the new regulator position, after that you won't even be aware it's there unless you need it.

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