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Posted by Ken Kurtis on March 23, 2005 at 13:14:32:

In Reply to: Questions on drift diving, diver skill needed for Cozumel posted by Dick Analog on March 23, 2005 at 04:49:57:

. . . watch your depth and remaining/available bottom time. It's easy to go deeper than you intend and just sliding an extra 10' deep may dramtically shorten available time. Also make sure you're doing extended safety stops.

The currents the week we were there were pretty mild. There were times when there was NO current. And, as long as you pay attention, you can always duck inside coral passages/tunnels to get out of the current.

The diving in the Sea of Cortez can be more advanced, and yes, we sometimes do have to go deep for the hammerheads. But usually when that's the case, we'll plan it out ahead of time and do 130/10 with a 10-15 minute hang at 15'.

On ANY of these dives, and no matter where you are, planning is a key. As the saying goes: Plan Your Dive and Dive Your Plan.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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