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SCUBA-L  September 1999, Week 4

SCUBA-L September 1999, Week 4

Subject:

Re: Reverse Profile?

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"Reef Fish (Large Nassau Grouper)" <[log in to unmask]>

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Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:42:54 -0400

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At 09:14 AM 9/24/99 +0100, Andy wrote in reply to Birdo:
 
>>Pretty much so. "Advised" would be a better term.
 
No, Birdo. When a diver was barred from diving for 12 hours, that's NOT
what I (a foreign Feesh to the English language) understand the word "advise"
to mean, no more so than a bank robber was merely "advised" that he shouldn't
rob a bank when was locked up for 20 years. :-)
 
>>Divers are instructed to do
>>their deepest dive first then any subsequent dives must be done at a
shallower
>>depth. All divers are warned about the consequences of doing a reverse
profile.
>>Sure, there is certainly going to be some latitude for a minor error in
>>judgement, but those who get it really wrong don't get to dive. Pretty
simple.
>>
>Just what are the consequences? Do they beat you round the head with a soggy
>kipper?
 
Hey, if that's all they do, they I MIGHT even reconsider joint the Cairns
NEDfest. :-) Nah ... on second thought, my head would get pretty sloppy
from being beaten by other soggy objects (wet noodles and pastas) on other
rules to protect me! No thankks. :-)
 
>I remember when I first learnt to dive this was drummed into me and I
>kept asking 'why?' (being that type of arrogant little sh*t) and noone
>could come up with a good reason that it SHOULDN'T be done.
 
Like Muslims not eating pork or Catholics (not that long ago) not eating
meat on Fridays? Scuba is a RELIGION! :-) You just don't question
dogmas, you arrogant little sh*t <G> (you said it, not moi) <BWG>
 
>I have even been on boats where they have purposefully gone to
>40m for the first dive just cos the second dive is planned for 30m,
>just to be 'legal';
 
Now THAT is pretty STUPID, in my book. :-) Do they have to get
certified in "shovel diving" first? Just for the occasions when
the first dive has a shallower bottom, then you would have to dig
with the shovel to the appropriate depth to 'legalize' things.
 
>me, I had a perfectly wonderful dive at 20m on the first! Now where's
>the logic in that?
 
Dogmas and dictatorial rules are exempt from logic! :-)
 
Just my tuppence's worth.
 
-- Bob.

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