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    I saw this thread title and cringed. CompuDude answered the question and this thread doesn't need to go on any further. The only thing that could be added to what he wrote is people's attitudes toward the subject... and that's a never ending subject that should just plain be avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
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    No,not trolling. I think its an interesting question,though maybe not a simple one!

    Many divers seem to think that anybody with a long hose is a DIR diver,well,they might be but then again they might not.

    Are you a DIR diver if you have done Fundies?

    Are you a DIR diver if you follow all their guidelines,have never done a GUE course but are trimix certified by TDI ?

    Are you a DIR diver if you are Tech 2 certified but go to Bikini and dive air at 180 feet ?

    What is a "DIR diver" ?
    See my answer above.

    And technically, the answer to your second question here (DIR if Fundies) is "maybe", and the answer to all others, when viewed with a strict interpretation, is "No", since each case fails the main criteria set forth in my initial answer to your question.

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    (still playing along for who knows what reason)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !
    What is your take on your own question?
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    Sorry... the question just reminded me of someone over at thedecostop who has a similar avatar... with DIR written across it.

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    Thats not what DIR means.

    DIR means "doing it Roy's" way!

    Now do it MY WAY!!!
    Now a trimix diver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen42 View Post



    Sorry... the question just reminded me of someone over at thedecostop who has a similar avatar... with DIR written across it.
    Where'd you find that pick of GI3?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I too feel this is bordering trolling at the best. I know I'm not DIR, but I like a lot of thier concepts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire diver View Post
    Where'd you find that pick of GI3?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I too feel this is bordering trolling at the best. I know I'm not DIR, but I like a lot of thier concepts.
    Yeah, if anyone is truly offended I'd be happy to pull my link to the picture, but it really was intended as a lighthearted post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sounder View Post
    I saw this thread title and cringed. CompuDude answered the question and this thread doesn't need to go on any further. The only thing that could be added to what he wrote is people's attitudes toward the subject... and that's a never ending subject that should just plain be avoided.

    Amen! Nothing good is going to come out of taking this any further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texdiveguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !
    What is your take on your own question?
    To me it would be somebody who walks the walk. Tech/Cave trained,uses Standard Mixes and wont bend very far from that,familiar with Ratio Deco and so on. All the normal gear (BP/Wings,long hose,no D ring on right hip etc)

    There seems to be a tendency for many to look at someone wearing Jetfins,long hose , BP/Wings and call them a DIR Diver.Well,they might be but most likely aren't and you can not tell just by looking.

    I dont think that Scubatoys helps by having a section for "DIR and Tech "
    Something like this:
    OMS Remote Valve Knob Assembly, DIR and Technical, OMS, OMS Remote Valve Knob Assembly
    Might be "technical" to some people but sure as heck aint DIR.

    I look like a DIR diver,would probably be called DIR by some but I am not.Never could go along with that END< 100 thing.

    Anyway,apologies if I annoyed anyone with this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by texdiveguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !
    What is your take on your own question?
    To me it would be somebody who walks the walk. Tech/Cave trained,uses Standard Mixes and wont bend very far from that,familiar with Ratio Deco and so on. All the normal gear (BP/Wings,long hose,no D ring on right hip etc)

    There seems to be a tendency for many to look at someone wearing Jetfins,long hose , BP/Wings and call them a DIR Diver.Well,they might be but most likely aren't and you can not tell just by looking.

    I dont think that Scubatoys helps by having a section for "DIR and Tech "
    Something like this:
    OMS Remote Valve Knob Assembly, DIR and Technical, OMS, OMS Remote Valve Knob Assembly
    Might be "technical" to some people but sure as heck aint DIR.

    I look like a DIR diver,would probably be called DIR by some but I am not.Never could go along with that END< 100 thing.

    Anyway,apologies if I annoyed anyone with this thread.
    I don't consider myself DIR but, a lot of people do. AND when I get my doubles, I already have the Remote Valve Knob ready for it.
    Please PM me if you need any help.

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