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RAID Cave 1 - Good Course?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by CaveSloth, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. helodriver87

    helodriver87 DIR Practitioner

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    If you're diving sidemount because you lack the ability to work a manifold correctly under pressure (or just don't trust/understand what you're doing) or are diving with people who lack the ability to assist you, we're having two very different conversations and there really isn't more to say.

    And I'd argue that sidemount offers less redundancy in both of my issues and probably better redundancy in my buddy's situation. I don't know where you got the takeaway you did from my comment. But you seem to be implying that sidemount always offers better redundancy when that's clearly false.
     
  2. JonG1

    JonG1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    Bit OT but I'd be interested in what gas management protocols people use if solo on doubles and stages, happy to start a new thread if preferred.
     
  3. helodriver87

    helodriver87 DIR Practitioner

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    I don't do any solo diving, but one of my buddies used to. He was pretty conservative about it. Stayed in bigger cave, always carried a full 80 as a safety, and stayed within a distance he could swim out on that single 80. Think he also used sixths instead of thirds as well.
     
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