Re: so why didn't you dive with nitrox?

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on June 27, 2005 at 20:05:56:

In Reply to: so why didn't you dive with nitrox? posted by North Coast Diver on June 27, 2005 at 19:58:05:

North Coast Diver wrote: "Nitrox is good at maximizing safety by minimizing N2 loading."

Even though I smell a troll . . .

Nitrox does reduce N2 load. It may or may not increase safety of the dive(if you think that's the only factor - also could have risked an oxtox hit but people don't seem to like to dicsuss that aspect of it).

In this particular case, nitrox may not have made a difference since the diver was not only in deco (and unaware of it due to not paying attention to the computer) but then also did a rapid ascent AND blew through the deco stop.

Might want to have ALL the facts next time before you opine a solution. Just a thought.

- Ken

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