Posted by tleemay on January 08, 2001 at 17:34:35:
In Reply to: Interesting . . . . . posted by ChrisM on January 08, 2001 at 17:06:39:
"At any rate, I always thought the reason in-water
recompression was disfavored was mainly because
it's unlikely you'll have enough gas for a diver
to stay down long enough."
If you are on a technical type of dive and you
have a support diver to monitor you and bring you
more (of the appropriate) gas, you would minimalize
the exposure to risk... that being said...
There are also the issues of extended time just
being in the water and experiencing hyperthermia
to some extent. Also, what if there is a problem
with the diver who is already experiencing symptoms
at depth? If the situation is worse, the diver
could go into shock.
I think if you add what you wrote to what I posted,
there really isn'y a good reason for sport divers
to try IWR, especially with an un-clipped bottle -
that in itself opens a whole other can of worms.
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