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01-02-2010, 21:19
what is DIR diving, beyond do it right. is it a class, a mindset, a ridged protocol to follow?

01-03-2010, 12:51
sorry, i found the answer to my own question.

01-03-2010, 14:10
I would think of being DIR, but I don't like to mix religion and diving.....

01-06-2010, 18:39
CaveDiver's essay is a pretty good one, but to boil it down: DIR diving is a system with some basic principles: Strong personal skills, a commitment to diving as a team, and standardization of equipment, gases, and protocols. There are two agencies which approach diving from this direction, GUE and UTD. Individual instructors teaching for other agencies (especially those who have had some training from one or the other) may also teach within these parameters.

If you are curious about DIR diving, the best way to learn more about it is to hook up with a diver with some training and go for some dives. There are lists of people who have volunteered to do this as stickies on ScubaBoard and the DIR Explorers board. Or you are welcome to PM me with any questions you have -- I may be able to help with referrals as well.