At 07:01 PM 9/23/99 -0800, Kent Lind wrote: >John Bird wrote: > >> 2 cents worth here from moi, and I'm sure Strike can add to this. >> For those attending the Cairns Y2K NEDfest, the liveaboard operators in >> Queensland are particularily fussy about those performing reverse profiles >> whether intentionally or accidentally. >> On my most recent trip I accidently (stupidly) pulled a 1.5 meter reverse >> profile on my 2nd dive of the day. The Dive Supervisor gave me a >> well deserved >> "dressing down" for that and I was cautioned. Another passenger pulled a 9 >> meter reverse profile and he was banned from diving for 12 hours. >> Kinda put a >> crimp into his diving plans, but thems the rules. >> And the last 15 feet....yup...slowly, slowly. > >So, let me get this straight. Say that I'm planning to do a dive to 100' in >the afternoon and this specific dive must be done in the afternoon due to >tides, location, or whatever reason. As long as I do my morning dive to a >depth below 100' and avoid a "reverse profile" then everything is copecetic. >But, if I "accidentally" do a shallow dive in the morning and don't go deep >enough, then I'm "dressed down" for doing a reverse profile? Kent, of course you got that straight! :-) Except you might have overlooked that fact that "below 100'" may itself be verbotten. >You guys have an interesting approach to dive planning and dive safety down >there! > >-Kent- YOu must have been a graduate of the "Refinement of Human Relationships" course run by Strike and Sylvia. <BG> I had posted my reaction to the "interesting approach". I just politely called those Dive Supervisors "Officious Bastards". ;-} -- Bob.