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  dirQuest: What Is DIR Diving?
In DIR diving, regulator hose routing and buoyancy control features are selected to reduce task loading during emergency situations and not to bow to the (questionable) whims of some dive gear marketing ploy.
DIR dive teams are always looking to improve their dive skills by challenging the limit of their abilities and opening themselves to new knowledge.
Many DIR practitioners, pleased with the efficiency of the DIR system in overhead environments, were frustrated by the return to their open water configurations because the short hose was less than optimal and the BCs were uncomfortable with too much drag.
www.dirquest.com /about_dir.shtml   (1740 words)

 Introduction(s) to Doing It Right ( DIR ) style diving
In DIR, the primary regulator is on a 5 to 7 foot long hose, and it is the one donated in case of an Out of Air or Low on Air emergency.
Choice of a buddy is among the DIR diver's most important "gear choices", every bit as important as what regulator you choose, or whether you picked a tank with 1500 psi in it or one with 3000.
Dive shops which are Halcyon dealerships are included in the program and provided with special incentives to attend these dives.
www.sfdj.com /spring/dir.html   (905 words)

 DIR diving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the other hand, DIR diving methodologies were developed to suit cave diving in northern Florida and are often impractical and occasionally counter-productive for the recreational ocean or freshwater diver ("open water").
DIR is often seen as an equipment system alone, but it also encompasses a general philosophy or attitude of how to approach scuba diving.
DIR is often a source of heated discussion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DIR_diving   (590 words)

 DIR And Scuba Diving- Should You Be "Doing It Right"?
Some of the core practices of DIR diving dictate modifications to the "standard" scuba gear configurations in an effort to streamline cave divers and maximize their ability to assist other divers in potentially hazardous or fatal situations.
DIR divers boast an impressive safety record, but there are so many variables involved in a comparison of systems that any claims to being "better" may not be well founded or applicable to every diver.
DIR is probably not for everyone, but better understanding of how and why to dive safely is. Only dive with what you need, know your gear, know your limits and always dive within your abilities.
www.sandiegodiving.com /education/items/11.html   (900 words)

 DIR - Scupedia
The shallowest of shore dives diving within no decompression limits (NDL), The deepest of wreck dives with multiple gas switches and a hefty decompression obligation and even long cave penetrations whilst diving on a rebreather can all be accomodated by this system.
DIR diving does employ a range of different skills that you don't typically see in recreational diving.
Their training ranges from the the entry level courses like DIR Fundamentals which hones your basic skills to the level that GUE deem to be satifactory all the way up to the most advanced of courses in the Cave or Technical programs.
www.scupedia.com /index.php/DIR   (1013 words)

 DIR system by George Irvine
Diving is a wonderful sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime, but at the same time can be turned into a dangerous disaster if not done right in every sense of the word.
DIR means knowing when to dive and when not to dive and whom to dive with and whom not to dive with.
DIR means knowing how to configure gear so as to be as efficient and effective as possible, with the ultimate redundancy being your buddy, and the ultimate self reliance being the ability to help your buddy, and hence yourself.
www.divetekadventures.com /Technical_DIRsystemGI.htm   (339 words)

 Technical Scuba Diving Gear: Dive Computers,Nitrox Diving, cave diving gear, trimix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The type of gas mixture used is determined either by the maximum depth planned for the dive or by the length of time that the diver intends to spend underwater.
While the recommended maximum depth for conventional scuba diving is 130 feet, technical diving may work in the range of 170 to 350 feet and sometimes even deeper.
The main incentive to dive with non-air gas mixtures is to avoid nitrogen narcosis.
www.hollywoodivers.com /tech_gear.html   (697 words)

 Diving Frontiers
A good SCUBA equipment configuration needs to carry through all of your diving, from open water to cave in such a fashion that the addition of items necessary for each dive does not in any way interfere with or change the existing configuration.
Diving with the same configuration allows the same response to emergency at all times while reducing effective task loading due to familiarity.
They are rigged with stainless steel bolt snaps, the size of which is determined by whether or not your diving requires gloves, and those are attached by a piece of 1/4" line run under a hose clamp halfway down the tank and tied to the neck.
www.divingfrontiers.com.au /Tech/DIR.htm   (1969 words)

 DIR mexico - What is DIR (Doing It Right)? - the DIR Philosophy and System
The "Doing It Right" (DIR) system evolved out of the exacting demands of the world's most extreme exploration diving, yet the approach is rapidly gaining favor among all levels of divers.
It is a diving style that ensures every aspect of each dive represents safety, fun and efficiency.
DIR attempts to bring the practical solutions to safety and productivity honed in the world of exploration into the classroom for entry and advanced divers.
www.dir-mexico.com /dir.htm   (230 words)

 GUE Scuba diving Instruction
The simplicity of the DIR system reduces the "every man for himself" confusion resulting from diving kits that look like they were stowed in a tackle box.
Just knowing that your dive buddy is capable of assisting with any potential problem at any point of your dive will allow you to relax and take in the splendor that attracted you to diving in the first place.
In DIR diving, gear is selected to reduce task loading during emergency situations while increasing your swimming efficiency and buoyancy control.
www.divetekadventures.com /Classes/InstructionDiverGUE.htm   (790 words)

 DIR Questions
As far as diving is concerned I'm not against the trial part, but the error part worried me. So I looked for assistance and direction from the gurus of rec.scuba.
The gist of the argument seems to be that while DIR adopts a strict "holistic" approach to dive gear and safety issues, Strokes advocate the freedom of "personal choice".
DIR sets a rigid set of standards evolved for cave-diving and later applied to wreck-diving and rec-diving.
www3.sympatico.ca /johnfrancis/dirquestions.htm   (1079 words)

The DIR rig is a carefully weighted rig; one that ensures that while a diver is not overweight, s/he is able to hold a decompression stop in the face of a catastrophic gas loss.
DIR's place in history is assured given its role in introducing a new paradigm to the diving public, one where standardization provides divers with the key to efficiency, safety, enjoyment and success.
The unavoidable division of DIR is the result of many factors, ranging from breakdowns in channels of communication, to differing interpretations, to personal agendas, to private experiences, to power plays, to simple disagreements among proponents.
www.gue.com /Equipment/Evolution/index.html   (2390 words)

 SFL-DIR - DIR Dive Training, Florida
DIR was born in cave country from experience and attempts to change all that.
Attention to fitness in diving is pretty much overlooked by most divers, but for technical diving is critical for safe decompression.
After a couple of hours of reconfiguring the diving equipment, we are all pretty much on the same page and ready to do a shallow club dive in clear warm Florida waters.
alanformstone.com /pics/sfl-dir.html   (311 words)

 DIR Diving
Men or women diving wet or dry will find that the harness is without question the most stable and comfortable design on the market.
Yet, technical divers understand that guidelines belong on every dive, whether you are exploring a cave, studying the remote recesses of a deep wreck or just enjoying the beauty of any overhead environment.
Proper rigging and marking of safety, stage, and decompression gas cylinders is a hallmark of the DIR philosophy.
www.diveshopper.com /py224   (497 words)

 5thD-X DIR Philosophy - training@5thd-x.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Taken to its logical conclusion for serious practitioners of the DIR approach, this philosophy extends into their every day life and is reflected by their uncompromising approach to personal fitness, both physical and mental, and is very apparent in their dedication to the sport of diving.
DIR methodology dictates that it is far more important to take the just the right amount and type of equipment for the mission at hand and to look to team integrity to provide an exceptional level of redundancy and safety.
In solo diving the diver is without a dive buddy and therefore a catastrophic failure of their gas supply would be fatal.
www.5thd-x.com /xducation/dirphilosophy.html   (12664 words)

 GUE Fundamentals Information
When merged with other DIR skills such as team diving and precision diver control individuals are able to appreciate a whole new way of diving, having more fun while diving safer and more responsibly.
DIR techniques have gained extensive international popularity with divers that range in experience from newly certified to long time diving professionals.
Technical divers that wish to incorporate DIR principles into their diving will also find a great deal of useful information, as well as the skills they will need to master to be successful in the GUE Tech 1 class.
www.baue.org /classes/guefund_info.html   (888 words)

 DIR Diving
Men or women diving wet or dry will find that the harness is without question the most stable and comfortable design on the market.
Yet, technical divers understand that guidelines belong on every dive, whether you are exploring a cave, studying the remote recesses of a deep wreck or just enjoying the beauty of any overhead environment.
Proper rigging and marking of safety, stage, and decompression gas cylinders is a hallmark of the DIR philosophy.
www.sportextreme.com /pq224   (626 words)

 Halcyon: DIR Information and FAQs
Halcyon's DIR approach is suitable for beginning divers whether or not they want to progress to technical diving.
Because the DIR setup is so unencumbering, novice divers are, in fact, far less likely to feel claustrophobic and panicky than when they are wearing more the more conventional BC with wraparound inflation.
In fact, one of the key points of DIR is the conservation of energy - it is so smooth and slippery in the water that students can concentrate their energies on practicing their skills rather than using large amounts of energy just to move a bunch of clumsy, high-drag dive gear through the water.
www.halcyon.net /dir/faq_05.shtml   (359 words)

 WORLD EXPLORATION DIVE TEAM - Welcome to our website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
DIR (Doing It Right) is a holistic diving system that is designed to maximize diving fun while minimizing effort and risk.
The Fundamentals of DIR diver course instructs divers in the fundamental aspects of DIR diving, increasing diver fun and efficiency while reducing stress and diver risk.
The Fundamentals of DIR diver course is designed primarily for recreational divers that want the most out of their diving.
www.wedt.org /education_page1.htm   (770 words)

 The Scuba Stop - Attracting OW divers to DIR
DIR does not mean, by definition, that dives begin below 130 feet, or must venture into a wreck or cave or deco obligation to qualify.
DIR has helped benefit my diving skills, which does allow me to have more fun on the dive, and THAT is what I'd like to help others achieve.
DIR implies, at least to me, technical because DIR gear is right for overhead environments and deep dives, but is not necessarily right for swimming with fish.
www.thescubastop.com /forums/showthread.php?t=236   (5297 words)

 Life On A DIR Planet - DIR Diving
DIR equipment configuration and techniques are based on the assumption that the first breath you need in an emergency must be from a regulator guaranteed to provide air.
DIR divers suggest that in most out-of-air situations the diver in need will go for the donor's regulator, whatever their training.
DIR is viewed as a holistic system, almost a way of life - miss one part out and it's just not DIR.
www.frogkick.nl /artikel_dir_dir-planet.htm   (1495 words)

 Nova Tech: Northern Virginia's Technical Diving Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The DIR system is practiced by divers around the world in environments ranging from shallow coral reefs to deep ocean wrecks.
You can purchase quarry passes at area dive shops such at Sea Ventures or "The" Dive Shop for $10.00 per pass (you will need two passes, one for Saturday and one for Sunday.) Passes can also be purchased at the quarry for $20.00 per pass.
Fundamentals participants will benefit from reading the DIR Fundamentals book, which can be purchased from GUE.
home.earthlink.net /~toddclagett/NovaTech/DIRFund.htm   (357 words)

 Dir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dir (clan), one the four major Somali clans.
In recent years, it has been split into two districts, Upper Dir, with its headquarters in Dir city, and Lower Dir, with its headquarters in Timargara.
DIR ("Doing it right"), a holistic approach to scuba diving emphasising teamwork and simple, streamlined equipment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dir   (147 words)

That you are able to afford yourself an understanding of the dynamics involved in embracing the system of DIR diving Technical and Recreational diving and how this will effect positive change upon your diving enjoyment and lifestyles forever...
These founders of DIR are, not only divers, but modern Explorers, in the truest sense of the word.
Their combined skill and intense passion of deep cave exploration, through the medium of technical diving in an enviroment so extreme, that a precise vehicle for safety and survival was paramount, thus was DIR concieved.
www.innerrealm.co.nz /dir.asp   (529 words)

 DiveXsite. Scuba Diving, Brisbane. GUE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The DIR Fundamentals course is designed to cultivate the essential techniques required by all sound diving practice, irrespective of level or environment.
It is focused on increasing diving fun by reducing stress and increasing diver proficiency through proper control of buoyancy, trim, propulsion, teamwork, and other DIR principles.
Tech 1 training focuses on expanding the fundamental skills learned in the DIR Fundamentals course (or elsewhere), and is designed to cultivate, integrate, and expand the essential skills required for safe technical diving.
www.divexsite.com /GUE.htm   (1018 words)

 Amazon.com: Doing it Right: The Fundamentals of Better Diving: Books: Jarrod Jablonski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
From augmenting dive safety to increasing the enjoyment of your family's Caribbean diving trip or planning deep cave exploration, DIR diving is the new foundation for all diving practices.
DIR (Doing it Right) is a complete diving system that encompases both the mental and physical aspects of diving.
There are good descriptions of many important DIR topics and in many instances there's also a well thought out justification for why something is prescribed the way it is. I learned a lot from reading this book in spite of having done much prior research using the newsgroups and the web.
www.amazon.com /Doing-Right-Fundamentals-Better-Diving/dp/0971326703   (1861 words)

 GAS Diving UK Home page
GAS Diving UK is a team of mixed gas diving, some of whom who used to teach, some who still do.
The collection of information on this web site as well as the experience within the GAS Diving UK team is now at your finger tips.
The authors of this web site would like to remind you that no Scuba diving should be undertaken without proper instruction and the information contained within this site is not intended to allow anyone to short cut instruction or to dive outside of their skills / ability and equipment capabilities.
www.gasdiving.co.uk   (204 words)

 SFL-DIR - South Florida DIR Diving Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Anyone interested in DIR is welcome to attend and participate regardless of training and experience.To become a member all you need to do is come to a Meet.
Interests are primarily cave diving and increasingly underwater photography.
Interests are the biology and ecology of coral reef fish.
www.sfl-dir.com /members/members.htm   (60 words)

 Dir Scuba Diving
Since I am by no means an expert in the field, I have only been diving for 30 years, and don't actually wrap any hoses around my neck.
I converted to DIR about 6 months ago and I have found that the philosophy extends way beyond diving.
I think most people tend to view DIR as a gear configuration or diving objective type of thing but it really is a philosophy that you can use in other parts of your life.
www.scubatoys.com /store/joelarry/dir.asp   (1079 words)

 Scuba With Bill » DIR Diving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Near the end of my stop a pair of inexerpeinced divers (they were on their 4th post-certification dive) approached me on the safety line.
I’ve experimented around with carrying a pony bottle and having three air source (reg, octo, and BC octo) but in analyzing the situation I’ve come to the realization that in an emergency, as an instructor diving with inexperienced divers, the first thing they are likely to go for is the reg that’s in my mouth.
BusinessWeek is running a short little profile on dive equipment company Halcyon and the DIR (Do It Right) diving philosophy.
www.scubawithbill.com /category/dir-diving   (1829 words)

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