Posted by RaiderKarl on March 05, 2001 at 15:06:37:
In Reply to: Computing on the fly- Very long posted by MHK on March 05, 2001 at 14:03:06:
to summarize Mike's very eloquent and detailed analysis, "plan your dive and dive your plan!" that pretty much says it all.
computers are not marketed as a substitute for detailed pre-dive and post-dive planning. NOAA still uses the U.S. Navy dive tables, updated to reflect a 30 feet per minute maximum ascent speed. my own diving computer can be set to "gauge mode" which is where I keep it set all the time.
since the worst that could happen to you is that you get killed by DCS, i dont think its too smart to play russian roulette with your body on compressed air & other gasses with multilevel diving "on the fly."
I am amazed at the technical diving expertise that Mike has displayed in his posts on this scuba site. it definitely makes this web site worth visiting.
and it scares me some of the questions that actually get asked here.
NAUI OW1 '75 / SSI AOW & Rescue '00 / PADI DMC '01
[to wit: i am not a dive instructor either]
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