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My AN/DP/Helitrox course

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by Marie13, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    I have. A wave came along at just the wrong time. Mask on my forehead*, regulator out, since I'd been waiting for others to get on board. I pushed the mask back and put the reg in as I fell (earning lots of style points from the crew, that *almost* offset the ones I lost falling in the first place). Fortunately, nobody was crowding the ladder. A set of LP98s would not do anyone's head any good at all...

    * No, I wasn't in distress. I don't know where some of this stuff comes from. I do know that nasal congestion nearly always becomes uncomfortable when I surface, and that blowing my nose inside the mask is nowhere near as convenient as blowing my nose outside the mask.
     
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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mask on face, reg in mouth, until you are back on the boat, I would say fins on wrists too. Earlier this year I was ejected off a ladder in high seas. These tenets served me well.
     
  3. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

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    you said it - dive planning with an 8m ladder is me planning not to dive - F that, there’s many boats in the ocean
     
  4. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Christmas tree ladder, fins ON, time your grab to the ladder at the start of the downstroke, be a flag until the bottom. Set your feet before the upstroke, go fetal to preserve your mask and reg. Ride out the first upstroke, wait for the downstroke, gain ONE step for both feet at the bottom, go fetal, repeat until you are onboard FULLY kitted up.

    IMHO.
     
  5. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's the best post I've read on SB in years! I cannot imagine climbing a 8m ladder in a wetsuit with gear on. Talk about dangerous.
     
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  6. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I somehow assumed that it was a ladder to get back in town at low tide, not a ladder on the boat itself
     
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  7. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

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    An 8m ladder on a boat would be like diving off a small freighter.

    I’ve seen bunches of ladders and staircases down to beaches or caves but that’s not bouncing around in the ocean... if you can get dry, breakdown gear and make multiple trips much different..
     
  8. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Anyone have a picture(s) of this ladder?
     
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  9. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

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    8 meter ladder? With gear on?

    *quads have left the chat*
     
  10. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    That ladder goes where? To the top deck or heaven?!?!
     
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