Posted by Eric S on February 16, 2005 at 19:25:36:
In Reply to: if you cannot get nitrox posted by northcoast diver on February 16, 2005 at 15:09:27:
Save yourself a lot of typing and stop with the profiles already, OK.
Making statements such as keeping air dives 65' or shallower, and air shouldn't be used deeper than 65 feet is a ludicrous statement. Conforming to such a limiting profile is silly.
What are you doing, flat sand dives?
What if you're doing exploratory diving in an area that has never been dove and the terrain happens to be extremely rugged, the exact type of diving I do on a regular basis. How am I supposed to stay above 65' when some of those walls go to 100'+ and all there is cool stuff down deeper. What if AIR is all you can get (every dive shop up here) and you max your bottom time and decide to do a few deep stops along with a good shallow stop. Even though I know I am OK the computer will get bent and lock up so that's the end of the computer for a while , right.
If I was to have obeyed the computer, I would be the bent one and the happy computer would let me dive again screwing me up further!!
I like nitrox but I don't have a problem with air below 100 feet.
Speak for yourself.
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