Posted by Kevin on December 19, 2000 at 12:40:43:
In Reply to: Re: the added weight of steels posted by Eins on December 19, 2000 at 00:27:30:
I was refering to the gross negative weight underwater
that can occur with steel doubles. You REALLY need to do
all your math with the tank specs, then HIT THE POOL. In the pool
you can do 20 laps fully rigged to calculate your SAC rate, and drain the
cylinder to almost empty. Then weight check again, and then convert from
fresh water weight to salt water weight using the
ratio between pool water and local ocean water ( 1.024 ).
I once saw a diver attempt the Moody with double 120's, a steel
72 for deco and a steel 45 for a pony. Add to that toold and reels.
I casually asked him if he knew how seriously
negative he would be. He told me to mind my own
business. I then sternly counseled him to not make the
dive which that gear configuration. He told me to
F. O. He then entered the water and hit the wreck
like an anvil. Somehow he managed to get to the anchor
chain about half way down and strip off three
divers hanging and soaking out.
Great British accent, no common sense.
Rule Number One -
Don't dive with strokes.
Rule Number Two -
Sometime you have to take the cotton
out of your ears and shove it into
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