Posted by Randy Medaris on August 21, 2001 at 18:21:32:
In Reply to: What is DIR???? nt posted by BadFish on August 21, 2001 at 08:22:14:
I'm no expert on this, but since the guys who are experts are too busy playing with the sock-puppets and trolls, I'll try to answer as best as I can.
DIR stands for Doing It Right. DIR is a systematic approach to diving. DIR specifies a standard gear set-up. They stress buddy diving (as opposed to solo diving), streamlining gear to reduce drag underwater, high quality training, and reducing risks in general.
Basically it's a philosophy to improve safety. Again I'm not knowlegeable enough to give you details. If you want to learn more, these guys hold "DIR demos" from time to time that are very informative. You can try the www.gue.com website for more info.
As far as the reasons for the flaming posts you see below, I gather that these guys have longstanding disagreements over how to dive with each other that will never be resolved over the internet.
Hopefully John Walker or somebody will post a better description.
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