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Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by TheRedHead, May 6, 2006.

  1. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not really ... I took the IANTD recreational trimix class, and it's nothing a reasonably competent recreational diver wouldn't be able to handle.

    The cost of trimix might be more of an inhibiting factor than the training ...

    ... Bob (Grteful Diver)
     
  2. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Gue doesn't have the same view point on Helium as the others do. Its not a voodoo gas :wink:

    If you follow the rules set out by the mothership then yes. Not everyone follows the rules, and they probably don't go on SB telling people of their strokery :wink:
     
  3. PerroneFord

    PerroneFord DIR Practitioner

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    Hey, what were the pre-reqs for this class?
     
  4. TheRedHead

    TheRedHead Orca Rest in Peace

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    Don't ask, don't tell. OK. I wonder if rec trimix will catch on? I run into divers all the time who are not even diving nitrox. One of them on my boat got bent.
     
  5. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Prior nitrox certification, and some basic in-water tests (buoyancy control, OOA drills, gas planning, and the ability to follow a dive plan).

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  6. PerroneFord

    PerroneFord DIR Practitioner

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    Maybe I'll look into that. I'm not doing much below 100ft now, but am starting to do some below 80. Would be nice for some of the gulf dives that are 90-110...

    -P
     
  7. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

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    where do you guys envision vacationing where you can get those gases? truk...ok.

    Think of the places you couldn't go though.
     
  8. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    There's a couple of threads on that subject. I voted "No...won't catch on". The expense and availability are probably the biggest problem.

    Kinda hard to convince someone to add helium to their gas, if they say they are not narc'd. :wink:
     
  9. TheRedHead

    TheRedHead Orca Rest in Peace

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    You could get in Florida, St. Croix, Cozumel. I'm not sure about the Caymans. Would they recognize a "rec trimix" card. The DMs would be nervous, thinking you are doing a deco dive. They wouldn't want you on the boat with the other divers, I would think.
     
  10. TheRedHead

    TheRedHead Orca Rest in Peace

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    I will admit that I get narced and very noticably below 140 feet. That's where I would consider diving it.
     

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