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In the above post,Andrew asked what DIR is.This question arises an awful lot whenever the topic is discussed.Daz's answer certainly sums it up,there will no doubt somebody willing to add,question or pig around with his summary,but to be honest,it's accurate enough.I've got a couple of links to read that will build upon that description for those wishing to know more,("oldies" may have seen them before)!Further knowledge can then be gleaned from various sources eg.the DIS-UK site,here maybe(honestly!)and at least people can have a decent knowledge base to start from.
DIR is well worth the effort of some research,which,in itself will encourage/expose divers towards safer practices and thinking about their diving whether or not they follow the system rigidly.Whatever, please do not fall under the immpresion that it is the "only" way to do things safely.
Hope this helps,Hobby.

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Also, for those newer to diving perhaps we could have one or two "sticky posts" (as they are called on other forums) where commonly referred to information remains on a forum in a locked post, I'm thinking particularly of the bewildering array of TLA's (Three Letter Abbreviations/Acronyms) which confront the 'newer' diver
on that note, here's (half of) a list of general internet abbreviations i've copied from Andy Wade's DiveInstruct Website

A/S/L Age? / Sex? / Location?

AFAIC As Far As I See

AFAIK As Far As I Know

AFAYK As Far As You Know

AISI As I See It

AIUI As I Understand It

ASAP As Soon As Possible

AYST Are You Still There?

BAK Back At Keyboard

BB Bathroom Break

BBL Be Back Later

BSY Be Seeing You

BS Bullsh*t

BG Big Grin

BOC But Of Course

BOT Back On Topic

BRB Be Right Back

BTW By The WaY

BW Band Width

CDKOF Completely Different Kettle Of Fish

CE Creative Editing

CF - Cluster F*** - "everything has gone horribly wrong"

CMH Cross My Heart

CU See You

SYL/CYL See You Later / Catch You Later

CWYL Chat With You Later

D&C Duck & Cover

DBA Doing Business As

DUCWIC Do You See What I See?

DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear?


E2EG Ear To Ear Grin

EOD End Of Discussion

EOL End Of Lecture

F2F Face To Face

FWIW For What It's Worth

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

FITB Fill In The Blank

FOAF Friend Of A Friend

FOYRNB F*** Off You Red Nosed B*st*rd

FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

FWIW For What It's Worth

FYA For Your Action/Attention

FYI For Your Information

G2G Got To Go

GA Go Ahead

GD&R Grinning, Ducking & Running

GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out

GIWIST Gee, I Wish I'd Said That

GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

GR Get Real

GTG Got To Go

SL Sexy Laugh

HAND Have A Nice Day

HHOJ Ha Ha, Only Joking

HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding

HTH Hope This Helps

HWG Here We Go

IAC In Any Case

IANAC I Am Not A Crook

IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer

ICUR I See You Are

IDBI I Don't Believe It

IDC I Don't Care

IDFK - I Don’t F***ing Know

IDLU I Don't Like You

IDRKTA I Don't Really Know The Answer

IPOTI Insulting People Over The Internet
BILTAA But I'd Like To Answer Anyway


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