10 steps to change from a recreational setting to a technical setting without dying in the process
If you answered yes to any of these questions then maybe this post can be of interest to you
In this post i would like to give you the typical basic tips that i would have like to have known through the process of learning to dive with technical setting.
this is not intended as a perfect guide but just as a useful tool (even DIR meet all requirements)
1 Basic principals:
Hogartjiano system, this system comes from William (Bill) Hogarth at the end of the 1980´s, in the caves of Florida, developing a system and a philosophy that is still used today.
the Hogartjiano system is used to simplify things using the KISS principal (Keep It Simple Supper).
make it as simple as possible, the concept encourages the diver to dive only with what you need for safety.
Even today almost all divers do not know the Hogarth system, He is known as DIR= Doing it right .
This currant thought process, investigating accidents trying to find possible solutions that could avoid disaster and to implement their recomendations.
This principle is based statistically on simplifying the choice of what to do if …
The mind works best reducing the number of incidents that may eventually cause and accident, to make all the things you do need redundant.
Two cutting tools, two second stages, two sets of buoyancy, hence tech divers normally use a dry suit which some may find strange ( why is that mad man wearing a dry suit in the summer?) to them it seems crazy where as infact the diver is increasing his safety having double buoyancy.
Duplicity is important (two of any think is keep you alive)
In tech diving it is all planned, thinking of demanding conditions and meeting all safety requirements and that it is safe in the most dangerous conditions such as deep and dives caves, therefore why not adopt and also use the equipment in recreational diving, gradually and without fulfilling all at once, but go on the safe side it is always a good bet.
One of the slogans of tech diving is that=
this shows that whenever the diver is not good or safe diving can and should abort the dive whether deep diving, cavern or even any dive, after all there is nothing in a dive that deserves you to die for it, you can always dive it another time
2. First stages
Preferred first stage is DIN because they are considered safer in case of impact
if i was to use twin cylinders use a manifold or insulator to seperate bottles and continue to use air power in case of failure
in a first stage in any of the poster or in the case of small losses in the manifold.
if you side mount, with two bottles each would take its first stage, and there are systems avaliable on the market that also incororate manifold in the side mount.
cases not strictly technical but valid and widely used.
mono bottle, in this case the use of bottles with double valves is preferred
side mount or monkey with a bottle with a tap making the first two stages redundant
side mount even have the facilitys to reach valve opening and closing easily
for mono bottles with one tap provides less security in case of failure of the first stage and yet we find that is is the most the most used option
in the latter caseswhile not ideal they are also quite secure due to the currant quality of the early stages
Which do you feel more comfortable with monkey, twin, or side mount?
3. second stage
second two independant stages each connected to a first independent stage is an advisable option.
long hose in to right post
What knots to use in your dive?
with thred and carabiner
with ring +flange+carabiner
long hose measurments
2m or 2m and 10cm for driving in cave environments or with side mount setting
1m 50cm for other environments and configurations
short hose in to left post with fishermans double knot
standard measurement about 80cm others prefer around 56cm
left post = gauge, dry suit hose short hose in the second stage (around 80cm) with neaklace or bungie around the neck
right post = long hose 2m 1m 10cm or 50cm in second stage and wing inflation hose
To be continued (this is first part, second part soon)
i would appreciate it very much if you could share this on social networks to see if we can reach a large number of possible interested divers
Special thanks to=
Kimmy D´Silva how help me in a biter transaktion to English (thanks a lot)
Luis Sancho for all the contribution and good advice in this and other post.
Hi My name is Juan Moreno, i write this blog since 2012, with the goa of share the passion for diving. If you would like to=
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