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Ratio Deco Mini, Sacramento, CA

Discussion in 'Trips and Marketplace... DIR' started by 5thD-X, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. 5thD-X

    5thD-X Tech Instructor

    Hi everyone,

    We'll be offering a Ratio Deco mini in Folsom, CA at Diver's Cove. We'll be covering the basics of Ratio Deco, using profiles from both recreational and technical dives. Focus is on developing an understanding behind the math of ratio deco, and comparing it to other profiles, either table or computer derived. This is an interactive mini, so bring your profiles, your questions, and examples from your own diving experience with you.

    When: Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2007
    Time: 9 AM - 5 PM with a break for lunch
    Where: Diver's Cove
    Cost: $125
    Prerequisites: None

    For more information, or to register, please send an email to joe@breakthrudiving.com.

    Course Reports for more information:

    Ok, finally getting around to writing about the Ratio Deco Mini.

    The class was conducted over two nights, 3 hours each night. There were seven of us who participated. The first night was basically a guided discussion between us and Andrew that covered the history of decompression theory (Haladane to Bulmahn, to Hills, to Yount, to Wineke, to WKPP). The second night we focused more on how apply the different theories (Dissolved Gas, Bubble Mechanics, and O2 Windows) into a decompression strategy and ending up with Ratio Deco.

    Some of Andrew's main points during the discussion were:

    -Most people don't understand the big picture.
    -Experience is the reference for comparing your dives.
    -Tables are a compilation of other people's experience which you use as a baseline to work from until you have your own experience.
    -We don't know were DCS comes from, although, it is possibly an immune response triggered by bubbles.
    -The goal is to prevent rather then treat DCS.
    -Computers, at the end of the day, make you dumb.

    The mechanics of Ratio Deco are already published, so I won't go through that here.

    I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it to any diver. Thanks Andrew.
    Thanks Andrew,
    As one of the people that attended the Vancouver mini,it was time and money well spent.Everyone not only learn't lots but had a great time and the consense of the group is that we'll be inviting Andrew back up for other mini's.
  2. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
    Should be compilation? (Or does the original word and context reflect the current state of other people's experience with Tables?:rofl3: )
  3. Meng_Tze

    Meng_Tze Homo Bonae Voluntatis ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: 246 Bubbleless Cove
    So when is Joe coming down to FL to do some courses?
  4. amascuba

    amascuba Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX
    cop·u·la·tion /ˌkɒpyəˈleɪʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kop-yuh-ley-shuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    1. sexual intercourse.
    2. a joining together or coupling.

    Now that's just funny. :)
  5. 5thD-X

    5thD-X Tech Instructor

    5thdxorcism: an intentional literary mistake placed to gauge if anyone is really reading, and if so, how interested they are in being correct.


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