Re: Yes, zat's so.

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Posted by seahunt on January 24, 2003 at 07:36:37:

In Reply to: Re: Yes, zat's so. posted by tleemay on January 23, 2003 at 13:07:04:

Well, overall your response is fairly good and I appreciate the thoughtfulness of it, but I have to question a little about it.
>The diver is the first place where the red
flag should be recognized before attempting a task
>like a 180'+ dive. At 150', he makes a bad
judgement, I mean after all it's only another 30
feet, right?
That is one heck of a presumption and shows the diver's nature, something that is not going to change regardless of their teaching. A diver can and generally does plan what their max depth is. If they blow that off at 150 feet, it's the diver's nature more than any intoxication.
Your Indy comparison is also questionable for similar reasons. You mention gear and training, but not the diver. What has kept me safe is not gear (that's for sure) of just experience. It is my cautious nature.
Now that also brings up the safety of promoting extended diving for any reason. Like solo, it should probably not be promoted at all. It is there for those to find that want to and may have the appropriate nature to do it safely.
Enjoy, Mike

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