Hey, don't blame me, it barely gets a mention in the whole Guide..[b said:Quote[/b] ]Ooooo...another DIR "debate" ? goody, hasn' been one along for at least five minutes
Well, no. The actual dialogue would be:[b said:Quote[/b] ]Actually, no, scrub that idea, it'd never work
<font color='#0000FF'>My fault. Trust me to spot it (and then mention it on YD). The winker at the end of my post obviously didn't convey the lightheartedness of the post. It's just banter so don't take it personally.[b said:Quote[/b] (Dominic @ May 28 2003,15:29)]Hey, don't blame me, it barely gets a mention in the whole Guide..
Well, lets see what are the scores on the doors:[b said:Quote[/b] (Mark @ May 29 2003,14:58)]I have no problem attending a YD gig. I look forward to one being arranged that I can attend!
Brian: "you're all individuals"[b said:Quote[/b] ]Diving with someone who has the same kit, same gas, same procedures, and same outlook is cool.
Violence? naaaaaarrr, but perhaps I could persuade you to "volunteer" for some of my medical experiments?[b said:Quote[/b] ]And we can talk DIR without getting beatup by the mainstream
full face masks? - absolute no-no[b said:Quote[/b] (Jason Drake @ May 30 2003,11:10)]
Depends why you need the comms. As in do you really need it.[b said:Quote[/b] (Jason Drake @ May 30 2003,13:01)]"Full face masks? - absolute no-no"
So what if I'm doing a seurvey and need to communicate with someone else/surface using comms? Does that mean DIR techniques are not applicable to working dives? Or are comms based surveys inherently unsafe?
Again if you're talking commercial blackwater stuff it's outside the scope of DIR.[b said:Quote[/b] ]
Solo diving? - absolute no-no
Again, on working dives eg survey with zero viz is DIR non-applicable? What use is a buddy in zero viz? Or in a strong drift dive eg. corrvrekan/falls of Lora where buddy separation is unavoidable? Would DIR divers not undertake such drifts due to the danger, and if they did would they still carry a long hose despite there being no buddies around, and streamlining being a big issue?
The people doing the dive I guess. It's something that would get discussed. The point is you only need an RB when you can't do it on OC.[b said:Quote[/b] ]
"Rebreathers? - acceptable, but only if absolutely necessary. I bleieve the exact quote is "when the danger of using a rebreather is outweighed by the danger of not using one". And, of course, u can't use the Inspiration"
Who decides when it's worth the risk? Why not an inspiration? It's the only one with CE approval, isn't it?
Hmmmm, good question this and one that I don't really know the answer to.[b said:Quote[/b] ]
"disabled/special needs divers? - have special needs..."
Some people clearly need specially configured equipment ot overcome their special needs. For instance a one piece harness might be impossible, or a manifold unreachable. Does this make them unsafe? Are they unfit to dive DIR or will the DIR system adjust to allow for their requirements?
For me, I think it's the best system for recreational/technical diving.[b said:Quote[/b] ]
I understand, I think, that DIR was born out of spooky cave diving and that the theory was that if it works under those conditions then it must be safe in other conditions too. What I'm interested in is whether DIR is considered the best system for recreational technical dives of a specific type or for all diving? I have always thought that the equipment and team should be custom made for the dive, depending on conditions, objectives and personnel. Is the DIR system flexible in that way? I mean lets say I want to explore a cave entrance in zero viz. and decide the safest way is solo, on a surface tended lifeline, with harwire coms and an inverted twin 7's with no wing, would that be allowed? Or does DIR not do that kind of diving? Or would a DIR system be better under those conditions?