Re: Retro Diving

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Posted by seahunt on May 31, 2002 at 22:13:42:

In Reply to: Re: Retro Diving posted by Tribes on May 30, 2002 at 09:16:49:

>Many of us dove with-out a BC in the late 60's
>and early 70's and we all drowned allot.
That's not true. I was there.

>When the BC came out, anyone with any sense
>bought one and used it.
Neither is that true. The boats eventually
required them. That's why. The divers weren't
that impressed. Later, the boats learned
better and got less worried about the liability.

>It makes no sense not to use all of your basic
>life-support equipment.
Sorry. That's right up there with "do it for the
Oh, let me add another one of the stock crock
lines. The old time divers hated it when the
computers came out and refused to use them.

You've got some fine lines. You talk good, but
it's still not true. Diving without a BC works
great under a lot of circumstances, depending on
the person's bouyancy characteristics. That is
the demonstrated fact, not theory. You're just
pushing an ideology. Get over it.
"Life support system"... sounds nice, but it's
still just word craft to fool the easily
Enjoy, seahunt

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