That doesn't stop you asking the 'what if' questions.however both have declined to talk about lifts
But you are asking people to give you a decision and justify it, but without giving enough details to make said decision. Now, as a businessman, you would like some more info or other input before making an 'informed' decision, otherwise it is a guess.you'd think i was asking for your credit card details?
they are the same the skippers are twins they brought the boats at the same time they have the same kit in fact it's like spot the diffrence with noneThat doesn't stop you asking the 'what if' questions.
How much O2 is carried
How often checked
Contingency plan for lift failure
Plan for bringing an unconscious casualty on board etc.
If they are unwilling to answer that type of question then do not dive with them.
I have never attributed an airlift or incident to a skipper unless I had specific evidence to suggest their actions contributed.
As such, having had a diver airlifted is more positive than negative for the skipper but I would not penalise a skipper for not having had one either.
If the only difference was lift or no lifts then no problem. In fact I may well think like Dive Buddha (on this occasion )but if you had a choice on that day to dive with a boat with no lifts off it would you have gone with who you did?
probably boat A as there will be lots of space to put ya gear on the boats deck :angel:
The replies so far have sort of indicated that the skipper is "detached" as far as lifts are concerned. However they can increase the likihood of potential problems byMaybe the skipper sends anyone to the chamber who feels a bit tired after diving, overreacting to the situation, in which case i'd avoid that boat. Conversely, it could be that divers on the other boat also had bend symptoms, but the other skipper wouldn't call the chamber so as to not get his boat in the news.
Ooh very good reply hadn't thought of thatThe replies so far have sort of indicated that the skipper is "detached" as far as lifts are concerned. However they can increase the likihood of potential problems by
- dropping divers in "off slack"
- miss shoting the target - ie long swims into the current to get to target
so whilst the number of lifts wouldn't be deciding factor, it would be something I would consider.