ahhhhhh, that's so much better...

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Posted by kelphead on August 09, 2000 at 15:48:52:

In Reply to: ARRRGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by MHK on August 09, 2000 at 14:18:39:

= : )

like i said in another post somewhere in one of those
threads, regulation from the govt or regulation from
within the industry is the same to me--i don't see
a difference. one can be inflexible, as jim pointed
out, the other one can be downright selfish from a
monetary point of view and i don't trust private
industry as much as others seem to, as i pointed
out. so, either way, regs are regs no matter who
is implementing them: i just don't make such a
big stink about govt regs, that's all.

well, it's good to know that you are only concerned
w/those divers who will indeed enter a wreck and
do a penetration wreck dive, as opposed to the rest
of us who aren't interested in that. i interpret
that you wouldn't have a problem w/a diver not
'oe' trained diving around the outside of the wreck only.

do i believe that it's a good idea to be trained for
'oe' or caves???? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

do i believe that divers should be forced to be
cave certified in order to dive caves? i would
leave that decision up to:

**unequivocal data showing the popularity of cave diving
**unequivocal data showing the increasing death rate
of cave diving
**the majority of the dive community, which would
include industry leaders, instructors, and divers

in other words, i would use hard, quantifiable data and not emotion.

**i would also make sure that any regs would be CONSISTENT
ACROSS THE NATION, if not worldwide--hey, we have to
have worlwide basic dive training standards, why not
make specialty diving regs standard as well.

i hope that my personal itty bitty response answers
your question, though i'm aware that not everyone will
agree w/even my perspective.

= : )

btw, got any aluminum b.p.'s at your house????


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