Posted by Steve on September 04, 2001 at 20:20:08:
In Reply to: Re: Proper procedure for OOA situations posted by geoa on September 04, 2001 at 18:02:59:
"Suppose I'm the OOA diver. And I'm talking 0psi which is pretty impossible anyway. I'm not going on some wild goose chase looking for my buddy who's got his head stuck in a crack looking at a stupid lobster. I'm ditching my weights"
IMO, this is one reason why divers die. This is a bad bailout plan. You are diving deeper than 100' without a redundant air source. Your buddy was your alternate but he disappeared beyond your reach and your only air source now is 100'+ away the surface. You say you could make it, maybe maybe not, some didn't. At least you would ditch the weights most dead divers didn't. I don't really like your plan(possible DCS hit) and the DIR plan is better than yours but why not increase the odds of survival. Add a bailout bottle and have an extra option in case the buddy system breaks down, which it does all the time.
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