Re: Dive planning

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Posted by Kendall Raine on August 23, 2002 at 08:50:38:

In Reply to: Re: Dive planning posted by Steve on August 23, 2002 at 07:43:19:

Thank you for raising the topic of planning. Dive planning means planning for the dive plus the unexpected.

From a planning perspective. 80's are fine for the Moody. You don't need a bigger set for such a dive. This the fourth time I've said that in this thread. Below 200 for any length of time in cold water they are not. The lady who used the 50 on the Moody had air to accomplish her own dive profile because 1) she did a short dive, 2) she had good consumption and 3) she encountered no problems and didn't need to assist anyone else. The fact that she had 1/2 her gas left is irrelevent when you consider that was 25 cu. ft. Had she encountered a problem or needed to help out another, potentially stressed, diver, who may well have had a consumption rate closer to 1.0, her reserve might well have been inadequate. Darren and Jeff had enough gas to complete their dives, but not enough to deal with the situation which engulfed them. That's the point of dive planning.

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