"...stuck in an air diving environment..."

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Posted by Wayne on June 17, 2002 at 11:13:13:

In Reply to: if you cant get nitrox ... posted by TDI_2 on June 17, 2002 at 11:00:29:

You said:
"If you really cant get nitrox, then you are stuck in an air diving environment. That means slow ascents, really slow, 15 to 30 fpm, and long safety stops, 3 to 5 mins, with the first stop at one-half your max depth for a minute or two, and the final stop at 15 fsw maybe for a full 5 mins, in addition to conservatively limiting your NDL times at the depths that you go."

OK, so how much faster do you recommend I ascend when I use geezer gas? Do you suggest I drop the deep stop with nitrox? And how much can I shorten that "long" 3-5 minute safety stop when I use a bottle of 32? I do so hate those unproductive stops and slow ascents. I better use nitrox only so I can end the dive faster!

Or were you just spouting off and trying to sound cool because you like funny gasses?


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