Was using 02. 32% both dives. Guide was using 32% and 36% upon 2nd dive. Other 3 divers were using Air.
Binks picked up my error as I should have included that I still had 150 bar plus AND at this rate it would take ages to get to 50 bar.
The Cinema didn't silt up at all much. What can I say, even in Split-Fins, I'm a natural
The Guide never silted up at all, not even a stir. Although I had come from afar (across that ditch) and there was many chances that I would miss out again on diving the Lermie (first time was the impression that it was only for Tech Divers and thus didn't dive when I was in Nelson), I am a very considerate person and I prioritised my trying not to silt up for the other divers behind me BEFORE
I enjoy looking around for my Lermie experience, let alone taking photos. This is one of the reasons why I didn't take my camera on the second dive. Having checked with the other divers between dives, who stated that there was minimal silt up and seemed happy with my performance ahead, I still looked behind to see if all was ok and I was able to see the lovely DM in the rear with much clarity.
The Cinema was great and I don't think the entry/exits were a bother ...maybe if you have a lot of gear (twinnies/rebreather/etc), but this is just a presumption (?). There was only one place where it was pretty tight, but we all got through easy without bother, by slowing down and just being sure of our motions.
We did have a good Pre-Dive talk and I'm sure the guide would say "no way" if he thought we weren't capable and that's regarding frame of mind, attitude. He was constantly checking us and was quite aware the whole time. This is why I could tell he wasn't bored with the 'routine' of the dive, he really enjoyed the dives and being the Guide.
The parts of the Lermie he took us around and into were 'just' inside via passageways and I'm glad I experienced them.
Redundant Gas? Well that would be good and an added luxury. I dive solo without one all the time, though I'm sure I will grab a pony bottle soon. I won't though, stop myself diving becasue of this, let alone not having various Certs, gear and other things ...but this can be another discussion entirely.
Anyway, I can understand your 'concern' with the official write-ups of my great Dive Experience and for the greater good, I'm glad you picked up a few errors.
I will recommend OW divers of limited experience to dive the Lermie - but it is a strict guided experience and with restrictions, that can be canned if the guide's view is that that OW diver is not up to getting down upon the wreck or continuing.
Hope this alleviates some matters.