Posted by John Walker on August 14, 2001 at 23:04:38:
In Reply to: Re: Halcyon bp harness configuration: wrong? posted by AADIVER on August 14, 2001 at 16:19:11:
Frank, you want to be able to get out of the rig. With crossed shoulder straps, brass cock rings sewed into the expensive harnes, and chest straps, this can become difficult.
Several N.E. wreckers have died because they first of all were to ignorant to learn about simple techniques such as reaching their valves and manipulating them. And after jumping into the water with their tanks turned off, several of them simply sank to the bottom and died.
They typically wore rigs that hugged their bodies too well and cold not dawn them and ESA to the surface. In a surface rescue you want to be able to get out of your rig quickley. Diving from a small boat you will need to get out of your rig, sometimes in rough seas and current, before climmbing onto the baot.
You want the rig to stay in place but not to overly hug your body. The DIR system is based on balances.
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