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    After a cave diving death you

    Ok, maybe I should have used another word. When I wrote "learn" I meant learn as in: When I heard about the first CO accident I learned something I wasn't aware of.

    Of course I learned a new story...

    bent 05-02-2015 09:08 PM Go to last post
    Jack Hammer

    Ambidextrous line deployment

    Just practice more, suddenly you'll run line without thinking much about it. I use whichever hand is more convenient for where I'm at.

    Jack Hammer 05-02-2015 09:06 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    Think that would be an interesting survey. I for one am not a big gambler...maybe $100 total across my annual business trips to vegas for the past 8 years.

    BigTex1836 05-02-2015 08:45 PM Go to last post

    Ambidextrous line deployment

    Ok.. I know I'm going to get grief from this but I have ran into an issue and am curious about everyone else.

    I have discovered that every time I run a reel in my left hand I will inevitably get...

    twaldo 05-02-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    Hope you don't mind me answering this.

    You know, I have lost a few friends, many people I knew and have lost count of how many I had heard of before they died in technical diving.

    Quite a few...

    cerich 05-02-2015 08:35 PM Go to last post

    Your BEST DIVE!!!!

    Like others, the ginnie gallery was awesome and enticed me to continue cave diving. Another good dive was in saltwater at the Molokini Crater just off the coast of Maui...swam to the edge of the...

    wingman 05-02-2015 08:29 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    I disagree. Personally I learned a story that I can tell to future cave divers who might be doing dives within their certification level that aren't smart. Until this accident, the only example of...

    jj1987 05-02-2015 08:27 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    I disagree

    cerich 05-02-2015 08:23 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    This makes absolutely no sense. If I would go into a cave with one tank by myself, my only regulator fails and I don't make it out... you learn nothing from it, I hope.
    What did you learn that you...

    bent 05-02-2015 08:00 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    Let's just split hairs some more shall we?????

    I know exactly what reinforces means and I choose that word for a reason, and that reason is because I do indeed already know it. It is MY opinion...

    Dsix36 05-02-2015 07:52 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    Reinforces! So you already knew...

    bent 05-02-2015 07:42 PM Go to last post

    After a cave diving death you

    I respectfully disagree with this. It reinforces that complacency kills.

    Dsix36 05-02-2015 07:35 PM Go to last post