Welcome to the Cave Diver's Forum - Cave Diving Resource.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 10 of 15 FirstFirst ... 8 9 10 11 12 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 142
  1. #91

    Default

    How deep would I dive on air while solo diving in a cave? It depends ...
    Trace Malinowski
    International Training Director
    PSAI Americas
    scubacoachtrace.com

    "The word 'experienced' often refers to someone who's gotten away with doing the wrong thing more frequently than you have." - Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival

  2. #92
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Neptune Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,736
    "Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."

    Earnest Shackleton

  3. #93

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Bowen View Post
    Probably not more than 240, it would depend on the conditions in the cave.
    Curt,

    Am I the only one here who actually believes this?

  4. #94

    Default

    Trimix freezes me, never remember being cold on air deeper than 150 feet.
    Gauge says 4300 PSI??? That's what I call Doin' It Right!

  5. #95

    Default

    Just like people dont remember what a good time they had the last time they left their drink unattended at a sketchy party

  6. #96

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RGU View Post
    Curt,

    Am I the only one here who actually believes this?
    No. This was pretty typical for deep cave diving before the early 90s. Many went deeper than that on air. Before helium was readily available as it is now, and especially reliable decompression methods using helium, most deep cave divers used air because that's what they knew and trusted.

  7. #97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RGU View Post
    Curt,

    Am I the only one here who actually believes this?
    Sure, I went to 230" with a mutual acquaintance of Curt's. No problem going down, but stopping our descent was difficult and the whole cave started to spin when we turned around to head up.

    I used to draw the line at 180" which was the BSAC maximum recommended depth on air from the old days. Having compared my survey notes on air and with helium in the mix I would prefer the latter.

    Solo or not makes no difference to me...with more than one person narc'd at depth then there's a greater chance of doing something stupid. Besides I wouldn't reckon on being a good buddy under such conditions - but there again I'm probably not a good buddy at any depth since I'm unused to team diving.

  8. #98
    Administrator Forum Admin
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    16,601

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Price View Post
    Sure, I went to 230" with a mutual acquaintance of Curt's. No problem going down, but stopping our descent was difficult and the whole cave started to spin when we turned around to head up.

    I used to draw the line at 180" which was the BSAC maximum recommended depth on air from the old days. Having compared my survey notes on air and with helium in the mix I would prefer the latter.

    Solo or not makes no difference to me...with more than one person narc'd at depth then there's a greater chance of doing something stupid. Besides I wouldn't reckon on being a good buddy under such conditions - but there again I'm probably not a good buddy at any depth since I'm unused to team diving.
    Anyone can dive air to 230", that isn't much more that 2 meters
    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
    Any opinions are personal.
    Sump Divers

  9. #99

    Default

    2m =6.6 ft ...
    for the old school guys who still use imperial system

  10. #100
    Administrator Forum Admin
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    16,601

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OH View Post
    2m =6.6 ft ...
    for the old school guys who still use imperial system
    OK, 230" is actually 9.055 meters, or 19 feet. Still not very deep
    Forrest Wilson (with 2 Rs)
    Any opinions are personal.
    Sump Divers


 

Similar Threads

  1. Advanced deep air card??
    By wellzy in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-13-2012, 07:39 PM
  2. Solo Diving
    By B-Bob in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 09-25-2011, 04:47 AM
  3. Solo diving sites
    By floridabob in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 10:32 PM
  4. Deep Cave diving, a view from the logistical side
    By mattmexico in forum Cave Diver's Blog
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-28-2010, 01:12 PM
  5. Solo diving techniques
    By Serota in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 04-20-2007, 10:29 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts