Re: Different take on "No Computers", the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Reefraider on July 20, 2001 at 13:08:13:

In Reply to: Re: Different take on "No Computers" posted by MHK on July 20, 2001 at 11:14:30:

Copied directly from your post: "Substantial debate exists over the use of wrist mounted decompression computers" And I would agree with that for DECOMPRESSION diving. If a computer fails at depth, and you have a decompression obligation, you cannot just surface and hope for the best. However, most recreational diving is not decommpession diving. There seems to be a mindset on this board that all diving is technical diving and that just is not so. The majority of divers who are requlars on the california boats are recreational divers. They dive for enjoyment, seldom go below 90 feet, (On most of the dive spots off the beaches and off catalina or the other islands there is little to see except mud and sand beyond that depth) make 3 dives a day and do not engage in decompression diving. Having divemastered and captained many a dive trip, I would much rather have divers using computers and diving overly conservtive profiles then trying to remember how to work a set of tables they last used a couple of months ago. Not all doctors are trained to be brain surgeons and not all divers need to be trained beyond their limits. Computers are an excellent tool for the average recreational diver.

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