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Maria responded to:
 
>> A pony bottle is a tank that is supposed to be used as an independent
sorce
>> of gas for extended bottom time, bail out in case of primary malfunction
>> etc. etc.
>>
>> A stage bottle is supposed to be used as a sorce of gas for decompression
>> stops.  It usually holds different gas than the bottom mix (usually high
>O2
>> percentage, according to the depth it is supposed to be used in).
>>
 
With:
 
>I'm not sure I agree with this.  My definition is that a pony bottle
>is for a small amount of redundant gas (i.e. bailout bottle),  while a
stage
>bottle can be used for extending bottom times or used to carry a
>deco gas.
 
"What's in a name?" "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" or
something like that. :-)
 
Walt