Posted by MHK on July 05, 2000 at 10:34:29:
In Reply to: Buddy Diving - Is three a crowd ? posted by Dean Christensen on July 05, 2000 at 00:04:41:
Diving in a thressome is fairly common. There is slightly different protocol's all of which should be discussed ahead of time, but by in large it's nearly the same. The primary concern you want to address while diving a thressome is that you all get asigned a primary buddy. In other words, diver's A, B and C. Diver A will have diver B, Diver B will have diver C and Diver C will have diver A. That way everyone has the proper person to communicate with. In the event of an OOA situation, you would put the OOA diver between the two diver's with air and you would alternate the donation of air. This is really only applicable if you are in some type of overhead envirnoment and can not ascend directly. The purpose of the alternation is to avoid disproportionately depleting one of the diver's air supply.
Communication is the key and you must address this prior to getting in the water..
Hope this helps..
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