[quote]Mr. Moose wrote:
Did you do the bounce on a single tank?
If so, stupid! What would you have done if you got a “free-flow”?
Dives like that without a “bail-out” is a no-no!
Do you have any tech-diving training? I don’t think so.
AI or not, tech diving is a different ballgame with different dangers. Would you allow a DSD to do a 30m (100 foot) wreckdive? NO, well, the same principles apply for you! Stay within your training and experience, you’ll live longer!
PADI: IDC Staff
CMAS: 4* Instructor
In Depth: IT[/quote]
yep, single 12L 232 tank. If I had a free-flow? Sure it’d be crap, but I can still breath off it, I’ve done it before - diving in 7 or 8 degree C water free-flows are something you learn to live with.
The bounce was done at the beginning of the dive with a full tank. The drop took me about a minute, ascending was slower but controlled and at no time was I pushing my deco limits. I was fully aware of what I was doing, knew the risks, and knew the dangers. I don’t need to be a tech-head to know that.
I hardly think bringing a DSD to a 30m wreck and what I did are in any way comparable - for one the only life I put at (minimal) risk was my own, not a student’s. I was on a reef I’d dived half a dozen times in the preceeding days, I knew the lay of the land, I was relaxed and under no stress. The conditions were ideal, vis was 20m+.
I’m used to a lot worse and I felt comfortable in the conditions. In essence I was within my training and experience - I spent years learning and diving in conditions a hell of a lot harder than that.
You may be IDC staff, but please do not call me stupid. If you train your AI’s and OWSI’s half as well as my IDC instructor taught me you’re doing a good job.