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Posted by North Coast Diver on January 20, 2006 at 19:13:26:

In Reply to: North Coast posted by Curious?!?! on January 16, 2006 at 16:36:29:

Diving without 2 timers can result (and has resulted) in having the gauge fail, and thus a GUE deco diver omitted deco, and ended up with Type-1 DCS symptoms. He breathed O2 on the surface and elected not to go to the chamber (which I do not have a problem with). But the proper protocol would have been to have 2 timers on his wrist, rather than only one, as in Two Of Everything. However, GUE routinely teaches the use of a single timer.

Deco while drifting can result (and has resulted) in an uncontrolled ascent, and thus a GUE deco diver omitted deco due to his uncontrolled ascent, and ended up with severe Type-2 DCI injuries. He went to the chamber, and after several treatments, fortunately recovered. This probably cost DAN a whopping bundle however. The proper protocol would have been to stay on the anchor line, rather than take the unwarranted additional risk of drift deco. However, GUE routinely teaches drift deco.

Deco with an insufficiently conservative profile can result (and has resulted) in insufficient decompression time, and thus a GUE deco diver ended up with Type-1 DCS symptoms, and went to the chamber. Again, this probably cost DAN a bundle. However, GUE has their own deco protocols, which are un-sat.

I am guessing that most of DANís financial woes have recently come from various GUE deco divers around the country with similar mishaps.



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