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Posted by seahunt on June 23, 2006 at 21:25:36:

In Reply to: Re: So then it's a matter of money posted by Cost analysis on June 23, 2006 at 19:58:01:

It's dang expensive for a few dives a year.
More to the point, how much is it going to help? If you don't get practice tech diving, then on the infrequent occasions that you do go do a real tech dive, how much more qualified are you at that point than a good rec diver? On the other hand, why constantly practice tech diving around California, when there are few tech dives? To use mixed gas tech methods safely, they have to be practiced a lot. Huge expense. One more way that tech diving protocols just lead to not diving. It precludes a lot of dives that a sport diver would make.
I've managed to make thousands of dives. You do that by doing them on the cheap and on any occasion that presents itself. If I wanted tech protocols or just a buddy, I'd have missed most of my best dives.
What you and Michael are saying is dive what we think is the right way or you just should just not dive and cost is not a factor to be considered.
No, I think I'll dive.
Enjoy, seahunt

Enjoy, seahunt

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