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    Default The 5 Rules of Accident Analysis That Will Get You Killed

    The 5 Rules of Accident Analysis That Will Get You Killed:

    1. Always maintain a continuous guideline when students are watching.
    2. Always reserve at least 2/3 of your starting gas supply for exit unless you are diving Ginnie or Little River.
    3. Always carry at least 3 lights unless one goes out before the dive, then 2 are okay.
    4. Never dive deeper than 130 feet on air unless the fill station line is long.
    5. Be trained for cave diving and never exceed your level of training unless you are already full cave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraceMalin View Post
    The 5 Rules of Accident Analysis That Will Get You Killed:

    1. Always maintain a continuous guideline when students are watching.
    2. Always reserve at least 2/3 of your starting gas supply for exit unless you are diving Ginnie or Little River.
    3. Always carry at least 3 lights unless one goes out before the dive, then 2 are okay.
    4. Never dive deeper than 130 feet on air unless the fill station line is long.
    5. Be trained for cave diving and never exceed your level of training unless you are already full cave.
    Sounds about right...

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    Accident Analysis 2008 (based upon Jeff Bozanic's studies) 5 More ...

    6. Always analyze your gas before you dive it (unless you are sure of what's in the cylinder).
    7. "Too far, too fast?" Nah. I'm trained. Just got my cave CCR card yesterday!
    8. Maintain your health, fitness and skill level. "We're just going to bang out an easy dive to Sweet Surprise then go to Kazbor's for wings. What do you mean they are out of business? That's where we went last time I was here."
    9. Always maintain your equipment. "Dude, I haven't serviced this Dive Rite in 7 years. If it ain't broke don't fix it."
    10. No solo diving "What? That's just at the state parks."

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    Number 8 should read: "8. Maintain your health, fitness and skill level. "We're just going to bang out an easy scooter dive through Sweet Surprise then go to Kazbor's for wings. What do you mean they are out of business? That's where we went last time I was here."

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    11. I am Full Cave, I know EVERYTHING there is to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraceMalin View Post
    10. No solo diving "What? That's just at the state parks."
    ???

    Solo diving was never in the five rules of accident analysis.

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    Love them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sludge View Post
    ???

    Solo diving was never in the five rules of accident analysis.
    No. It's not. Jeff Bozanic looked at factors that may contribute to fatalities among trained cave divers. There are 6 of them, but I group "medical problems" and "lack of skill maintenance" into "Maintain your health, fitness and skill level."

    PSAI introduces students to the 5 Rules (Exley & Skiles) and also introduces "Accident Analysis 2008" from Bozanic in which solo diving is included. The 5 Rules should always be followed, but the other 5 or 6 factors are nice to know to increase risk awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW View Post
    11. I am Full Cave, I know EVERYTHING there is to know.
    11.1 I am cavern certified and have been reading the forums, so yes I will advise you on diving Diepolder 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sludge View Post
    ???

    Solo diving was never in the five rules of accident analysis.
    Actually, it was a rule once. The NSS-CDS had listed it as rule #6, for a short time. It was overturned by the next BoD.

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