Re: some personal thoughts on diving and keeping things simple

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Posted by FARMHAND on September 22, 2006 at 09:15:53:

In Reply to: some personal thoughts on diving and keeping things simple posted by Mike on September 21, 2006 at 12:51:48:

"When I dive I will try to keep things simple. I breathe air only, I make no-deco dives, I follow the US Navy tables, I make safety stops, and know in my head prior to entering the water what my limits are.

This system has kept me alive for over 30 years and thousands of dives.

For this recreational diver, never find me diving a rebreather, never diving mixing gasses, never conducting tech dives, or otherwise putting myself at a higher risk. (my wife would kill me if I attempted such.)

To me, the added costs, complexity, and potential for some type of system failure, is not worth the risk."

Totally agree. Began diving in 1964: no bcd, spg, or octopus. Diving was simple, dedicated to joy, not complex gear, just as both risky and safe as it is today, practically all injuries and/or fatalities due to "pilot error".

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