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Posted by tleemay on August 02, 2000 at 13:48:17:

In Reply to: Re: CLOSE CALL ON YUKON posted by JR Gordon on August 02, 2000 at 13:27:31:

I don't think this would solve the problem at
hand, which is people getting inside the wreck
that shouldn't be there in the first place. By
placing bottles inside you are just asking for
someone who's un-trained and inexperienced to
go inside - make that deep inside - and breathe
the bottles just for some kind of macho high. The
alure to brag to friends that you were able to get
in and breath that gas waaaay inside would be
just too tempting to the cowboys out there.

I think that having the bottles there would place
more lives in trouble than they could potentially
save. We have to remember, only persons certified
to do deep penetrations should be the ones reeling
in that deep to begin with. If the diver's trained
to properly plan and execute the dive in the first
place, the bottles would not be needed. But we are
talking about the Yukon, and it's really hard not
to see a way out every 20'-40' or so. But since she
does sit on her side, about 1/3 of the access holes
are down in the sand.

If our team wanted to practice a progressive
push including the dropping of safeties and stages
along the line, then the leaving of bottles is
appropriate for the practice. At the end of the
events, the bottles are pulled as the final exercise.

I just see too many potential problems just leaving
the bottles inside for just any sport diver to use
or even abuse, ie; not needing it, but breathing it

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