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    What is a "DIR Diver" ?

    Simple Question !

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    Technically, a "DIR diver" is someone trained by GUE who fully complies with the three main tenets of the DIR philosophy of education, experience and equipment.

    ScubaBoard has a decent writeup in the sticky at the top of their DIR forum.

    For the record, though, the term "DIR" is officially deprecated and GUE is trying to move away from it due to the negative implications that offend people. It's a generic term that has developed a life of it's own, though, so it's hard to stop using it entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !

    nothing simple about this question....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_s View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !

    nothing simple about this question....
    Sure there is. I already answered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompuDude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mike_s View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Simple Question !

    nothing simple about this question....
    Sure there is. I already answered it.

    actually I thought your answer was a very well worded one.


    (but our 'reply' clicks overlapped a little and I didn't know you had posted by the time I hit reply).

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Misses View Post
    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" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr33 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by No Misses View Post
    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" ?

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    I answered the exact same question the same way a while back, got handed my A?? over it. Apparently most users here feel differently, including some of the DIR divers.
    Matthew P. Cummings
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    ianr33 is trolling IMO. He knows the answers to his questions, you can tell by the questions being asked. He asked them in a way that tells you he clearly knows. Therefore, he's trolling. He knows the answer, he knows it will stir the waters. He's trolling.

    The question is, why?
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