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  1. Tortuga68

    Diver dies on 60m deep air dive

    Unfortunately in this case it seems the first mistake may have been taking along a diver without sufficient experience and training for the planned dive profile. The fact that she was diving single tank while the others were on twins suggests she wasn’t qualified for twinset, which if true would...
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    Diver dies on 60m deep air dive

    Thanks for providing some additional information, I did wonder if there was a buoyancy issue when I read about “pulling up the line” on the way to the surface. In conjunction with the coroners comments we might suppose that negative buoyancy plus work of breathing (gas density & perhaps using a...
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    Diver dies on 60m deep air dive

    Not enough info in that article to draw any conclusions. This one has a little more, including this statement from the coroner: "At some point during the ascent she stopped breathing and we are unsure of the trigger for that."...
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    DSS (Deep Sea Supply)---Warning

    Not sure why you want one but I think the Halcyon Traveler is bladderless, like their old Pioneer wing
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    DSS (Deep Sea Supply)---Warning

    Tobin is a smart guy who makes innovative products but has no idea about customer service
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    UPDATE: I started diving again 6 weeks after the incident. In 10 days I've done 7 dives, only 1 per day, ranging from 10-30m recreational to 38-48m technical. Using nitrox backgas with air profile, GF 40/70, last stop 3m, extra time on O2 and very slow final ascents from 6m. Happy to report no...
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Thanks everyone who took the time to post, sorry I was busy in the last week and didn't have time to log on. I'll start diving again towards the end of this month and try out the recommendations.
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    There's a better way to do that
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    I appreciate both the bluntness and the feedback, but I don't have a PFO
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Thanks but the tissue loading graph is just a representation of hypothetical model - it's not showing what's actually happening in my body. It only shows the theoretical loading based on the algorithm/GF I have chosen to follow, which you already think are conservative. What I mean is, if I...
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Well... isn't that the job of the decompression algorithm? Are you saying I should use a different GF?
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Maybe I can also do a better job of explaining my history... 1. Started tech diving 2. Over several years had various niggles which I wrote off at the time and either resolved without treatment or with oxygen 3. Had a more serious issue in 2011 (right shoulder) which prompted my previous thread...
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    That's what I'm talking about yes, aka the S-curve in Ratio Deco. I thought it was still a thing but I'm not a GUE diver so maybe I missed the memo. I do know Deep Stops seem to have gone out the window now. I experimented with the S-curve a few times but as a rule I haven't done it...
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Thanks. In the past I have done 2x 50m+ dives in a day, with 3 hour surface interval and using 50% and 100% for accelerated deco. But I think from now on I will only do 1 deco dive per day. I know what you mean about sounding paranoid about CNS in the last thread but I'm not really, or at least...
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    SPG accuracy question

    What's important is that the SPG needle hits the stop before the tank is empty. Full and half-full are only indicative
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    Bent... advice sought on continuing to tech dive

    Back in 2011 I posted this thread Increasing conservatism with Decoplanner/VPM seeking advice on increasing conservatism for technical dives after experiencing some 'minor' DCS symptoms. Rather than bump it I decided to make a new thread. I changed my profiles based around the feedback received...
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    How many regulators do you own?

    Not if you dive doubles and/or have deco regs
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    Puerto Galera airport transfers & hotel bookings

    Hi all, I just want to let you know about a local travel agent who provides great advice & service on airport transfers, hotel bookings, diving and other fun activities in and around Puerto Galera. The name is Coco Travel and if you get in touch via their Facebook page at...
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    Unqualified Divers in Caves--especially ones like Eagles Nest

    Sounds like you guys are asking why he doesn't give away his IP?
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    The pursuit of Records in Diving (depth, etc)

    It was the rhetoric I objected to. Anyone with a modicum of common sense knows diving record attempts are extremely dangerous & potentially deadly. I expect there were many observers - maybe even the majority - who said "You're gunna die!" every time Gabr, Gomes, Shaw, Bennett, Bowden, Exley...
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