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AOW student looking to take tech route- wondering how i can get the edge.

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by divechk, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Clammy

    Clammy Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
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    Ooo, good point. Fine, then shouldn't most tech divers not be dying underwater at all!? ha ha
     
  2. nereas

    nereas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Expat Floridian travelling in the Land of Eternal
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    Tex is afraid of dying.

    And being thus, he is more likely to panic, I suspect.
     
  3. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
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    What do you consider to be "really" deep?

    For starters I would suggest that you DO NOT listen to nereas.
     
  4. nereas

    nereas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Expat Floridian travelling in the Land of Eternal
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    For starters, I would suggest that you steer clear of ianr33. A snake like that could bite you.:rofl3:

    Note the childishness of his post. To say nothing of that ugly green snake.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  5. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
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    What has George Irvine to do with GUE protocal?
     
  6. dsteding

    dsteding DIR Practitioner

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    Location: Seattle, downtown
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    Dude, you are reading between the lines too much, perhaps for the sake of sparking an argument. I'm not saying I'm panic proof, I have quite a healthy respect for it. I am just saying you need to push the panic threshold back and understand where it is. Understanding it can go a long way to pushing that threshold back.
     
  7. Elemental

    Elemental Angel Fish

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    Happened right in the middle of a cave class he was co-teaching with Gilliam, didn't it?

    George wasn't happy to say the least, but eventually took it philosophically. Gilliam, on the other hand, didn't.

    And that's how IANTD was born.

    It's all there in The Divine Secrets of the Wah-Wah Brotherhood, chapter 6, I think.
     
  8. nereas

    nereas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Expat Floridian travelling in the Land of Eternal
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    Blackwood go back to school.
     
  9. texdiveguy

    texdiveguy Orca Rest in Peace

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    Location: DFW,Texas
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    I could care less in an argument......and my name is Alan not dude.

    "I am just saying you need to push the panic threshold back and understand where it is. Understanding it can go a long way to pushing that threshold back." dsteding

    I agree with this general statement (above).....we all have a point of panic, and any diver worth his/her salt understands this and respects the fact. The threat of panic is what sets realistic divers apart from others that just don't seem to get it.
     
  10. ucfdiver

    ucfdiver DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Orlando, FL
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    No, people die all the time from safe activities, nothing is 100% safe, getting close is what we strive for.
     

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