Hey Guys, Think about the worst thing that can happen to a Nitrox diver, which isn't a problem for someone breathing air. How about training them in how to rescue a convulsing diver? That's something normally not accomplished successfully, but odds improve with the proper technique. Gary At 09:07 PM 7/16/03 -0400, Mickey Smith wrote: > > I have a couple of discussion prompting questions. > > > > Who (and why) out there believes that an actual dive > > is an important part of a recreational Nitrox course? > >I believe you should have to show multiple examples of choosing best gas for >depth and MOD of given gas. You should also demonstrate an IQ higher than a >tennis shoe when it comes to analyzing your gas-- to define that--they are >several different types of analyzers out there-so the course should include >an overview of some of the differences. > >If you are dying to give more of your hard earned cash to the dive shop >monkeys and want to pay for a checkout dive--more power to you. You are not >going to change the way you breathe just because it is nitrox are ya? This >is beyond pale. > >I expect to see one arguement in here about watching an individual's >buoyancy--well if that is an issue and some moron wants to bounce around and >off himself--more power to him--more room on the boat for me. > >You should have that silly shit squared away before Nitrox class. > >Mick > >-- >Send mail for the `techdiver' mailing list to `firstname.lastname@example.org'. >Send subscribe/unsubscribe requests to `email@example.com'. -- Send mail for the `techdiver' mailing list to `firstname.lastname@example.org'. Send subscribe/unsubscribe requests to `email@example.com'.
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