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Tech computors

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New Member
Jul 10, 2002
It's not DIR, it should be pretty much every diving agency. It may be part of DIR, but other systems that certainly are NOT DIR use it. It's common sense. Personally I have no problems with DIR, but it seems some people that dive it believe that they are then only able to dive with other DIR divers. I've read stuff on DIR sites saying "only dive with other DIR divers", and it's that stuff I don't like. I'll dive with anyone I know to be a competent diver who is familiar with their kit and mine. I'll only refuse to dive with someone I can't trust, which sadly involves a number of instructors in my club.

Safe diving,


Dairyland diver
Apr 7, 2001
I was out on a boat a month ago and was buddied up with a guy at the last minute who I never met before. He did all his training through GUE- I have not, but I have read the books.:D
When it got time to dive were were totaly in sync with eachother. It felt like we had been diving together for years. That was a nice feeling to have since the vis on the bottom was less than 3' and the bottom temp was also a balmy 39 degrees.

I have known many instructors over the years that I willl not dive with. One of them was out on the boat a couple of weeks ago. I have known him since I was 15. The guy was such a mess he didn't even realise it. I wouldn't even know where to start trying to fix his messed up ways. There is no way I would go on a deep dive with him, yet he has recently become a "TEC" instructor.

THere are some real "blow-hards" who give DIR a bad name. I know some pretty good TDI and PADI instrcutors who teach the philosophy. Then again, I know some pretty crappy TDI and PADI instructors that I wouldn't let teach my dog to swim.:(

THe club that I now dive with uses all of the standard GUE mixes, deco programs and gear set-ups. We just don't have DIR in the name anywhere because of the bad press some of the big mouths have given it.

The bottom line is it's safe and it saves me money by not having to buy 100# bungie wings and trimix computers. That leaves more money left over for that new monofin that I just got.



New Member
Aug 28, 2002
Plan your dive, dive your plan? Hm are you sure you gonna do it? Or as many times happened in the past under strange circumstances...
Plan your dive, dive your dive, check plan later??

When things go wrong you have to have alternatives. If it's gonna be a computer, 2 of them, deco tables or all of them it's up to you...

Technical diving has no specific rule... Everyone can do it the way he wants, if it suits him better. There is no best in a solution concerning personal equip. There is only the personal best.

Abyss soft
2 vypers
2 decotables
and a sharp brain under 50 END are my tools...
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