|Re: Deep Air and Adaptation|
Posted by seahunt on July 01, 2006 at 08:22:37:|
In Reply to: Deep Air and Adaptation posted by Kendall Raine on June 30, 2006 at 09:04:01:
I don't think that people have ignored the issue of impairment, but I know that people have ignored the issues of practicality I have repeatedly brought up.
So I have made two points here. One is that there are 2 impracticalities for most sport divers doing a tech dive if a deep dive gets scheduled, total cost and safety. If anyone wants to recognise that reality, fine. Secondly, when I have been deep but not cold, narcosis has not been a problem. That's just me, but as such, when in good health, I would not judge that the Osborn or Moody were unacceptably unsafe.
Anyone that says that the dives were made with no planning is incorrect. Every diver on that boat was thinking about the issue of depth well before the dive. They judged the kit and methods they used as adaquate. Some made practice dives. Some may have wished they had taken technical classes, but really, as I recall from Tim, mixed gas was not an option.
No one wants to mention that it is not feasable or desirable for most divers to go technical. So the reality is that the people saying only technical divers should go to the deep spots are really saying that sport divers should simply not go to the deep spots. Funny, but I remember a lot of this from the DIR discussions. No one should dive Wreck Alley. No one should dive solo, no one.... I don't listen to people that don't want me to dive.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
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