Certainly put me off. Faster than finding out the woman you have just pulled in a dark nightclub has tackle swinging between her legs that would embarrass a Grand National winner.IANTD feature it heavily in all their training materials. Unfortunately for my liking - it gets a bit too tied up with Eastern martial arts philosophy which puts a lot of people off. HTH
I think Mixed Gas Diving is possibly the best book ever written about technical diving... However, I think all the mumbojumbo Tom Mount self-indulgent bullshit is the one part I'd have removed. I really don't care about how empathetic he is to his dog's thoughts. Sadly a lot of the IANTD manuals from the 90's were perfused with it as well.Very important. See-
" Mixed Gas Diving " by Tom Mount and Bret Gilliam
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A bit like this thenCertainly put me off. Faster than finding out the woman you have just pulled in a dark nightclub has tackle swinging between her legs that would embarrass a Grand National winner.
I like (and use) visualisation but all that martial arts stuff really gets up my nose. Makes Tom Mount look like a Bruce Lee wannabe 12 year old Jackie Chan fan. I bet he has a massive collection of throwing stars and has made his own nunchucks out of 2 bits of broom handle and a length of plug chain. Then [email protected] himself round the back of the head while screeching and whoooooooing in front of a mirror with a tie tied round his head.
That would be down to the instructor and how to best convey the information to particular students, no agency bans visualisation so any instructor is free to advise use of the technique.Do any agencies adopt visualisation in this form to actually teach skills................?