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This may be a repeat, but since there seems to be a fair amount of interest regarding DIR on this board, I thought it was worth posting --
GUE (Global Underwater Explorers) has recently published its first three "DIR" manuals:
(1) Doing It Right: The Fundamentals of Better Diving -- introduces DIR concepts to the beginning and advanced open water diver.
(2) Getting It Clear: The Fundamentals of Technical Diving -- provides the foundation for all of GUE's advanced tech diving courses
(3) Beyond the Daylight Zone: The Fundamentals of Cave Diving -- provides the foundation for all of GUE's advanced cave diving courses..
I just received the "fundamentals" manual in the mail last night and although I haven't finished reading through the whole thing yet, at first glance it looks like a great resource for learning about the DIR philosophy, complete with pictures, discussions of techniques, gear configurations, etc., etc. -- very comprehensive and easy to read, and much more efficient than learning about DIR in dribs and drabs on the internet and from other divers.
You can order these manuals direct from GUE on their web site.
The Fundamentals book is PADI-size format, about 1/3" thick and 150 pages. The cave and technical books are 8.5x11"; the cave book is about 100 pages long and the technical book is about 140 pages. Both the cave and technical books are devoid of pictures but have some tables, so it's a lot of text.
The cave and technical books are delivered softcopy in PDF (Adobe) format so you suck them down onto your computer once you purchase them from GUE. Almost instant gratification!
The Fundamentals book is hardcopy, and is a nicely bound, commercially manufactured book. In size and format it's very much like the Pieces books on dive sites like Cozumel, California, etc.
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Anyone else seen this problem?
I ordered my Tech 1 book from GUE, downloaded it per instructions, and printed it out. So far, so good.
Everything is cool except for pages 119 and 120, Table 10.4 Fill Chart. They are totally black, both on the printed page and in Adobe. Has anyone else seen this? Is there a simple way around it? Should I be reading them under black light?