Pete wrote:Go figure, this guy has a problem - 6,000 people in the US die every year from domestic violence, 400ish on NZ roads - why should he care about a handful of divers enough to bandstand?
Pete wrote:Exactly! If people knew their limits and also acknowledged the comparative risk of undertaking an activity based on their current ability they may choose to refrain and train.
Pete wrote: .... but that would usually imply training that many don't realise they need...
But if people make the assumption their limits are much higher than they are or just don't consider limits in their planning... you end up with a disco bunny dancing on a rock with an inflated safety sausauge about 15m from safety...
Cameron_R wrote:a .. is how much personal responsibility does one have to stay healthy and in shape for diving?
tara wrote:no one else can make you take care of your body
- the same way that the main reason divers get DCS etc - therefore i'd say 100% of the responsibility of personal physical and mental fitness lies with the diver.
Cameron_R wrote:What I meant was how much of an obligation does one have to stay fit and healthy. I am thinking more of the impact on those who are 'left behind'. I was thinking more of the risk that I put on my buddies because I choose to eat nothing but pies for 6 weeks before diving .... etc.
djwazzo wrote:Fitness isnt the major player, i would put it down to the individual and the standard of training/instructor..
my 2 cents worth!
NEMES1S wrote:I dont think this guy is someone thats opinion can be taken of that of the opinion or attitude of GUE ,he is just suggesting regradless of "the silliness" surrounding GUE their training in his opinion is sound,now I definately dont see that post as GUE assaulting the "Recreational Diving World" just some "Underwater Hockey Player" who has decided to have a bit of a rant and rave about how he personally feels.....(for all we know this guy himself hasnt even done any GUE training at all,unless sombody knows better..?)
And as far as I know "Ditch and recovery" is not an exercise that GUE uses or promotes in any shape or form,so I would say this guy is either as Pete said a NAUI graduate or possibly UTD or similar as they have adopted both GUE and NAUI training ideals.
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