Defining DIR and stroke

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Patty on September 03, 2001 at 13:26:59:

In Reply to: A question for all you anti-DIR people posted by MHK on September 02, 2001 at 20:57:06:

The way I heard it:

A Navy Seal LT was evaluating his new team's gear. If they had put it together the way he requested, in to box next to the diver's name, he abbreviated "doing it right" with the initials DIR. If they didn't get it perfect, he put a slash (or stroke) in the box.

That's all it is, folks. Nothing was ever meant to provide the class distinctions being drawn by some regarding recreational divers.

"DIR" has become a style of gear configuration and diving practices adopted by GUE. That's all. If you feel it is the safest way to dive, you follow that premise.

I remember the good old days, when "stroke" had a much more nasty connotation (was that an Aerosmith song?), and doing it right was what the geeks did (did you always do the right thing?).

Welax, silly Wabbits.

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