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I’m not a member of BSAC although I do keep pondering joining as access to the right club would be useful.
This seems to me to be a rather parochial approach from BSAC. I’m concerned that should I seek to join a club gsac they’d want me to use their tables.
So what’s the benefit of using bdac tables? Are computer programs available for planning to BSAC 88? Are BSAC going to continue with them? Is it Friday already? Short answer is you don’t have to use them. You are only taught how to use them and are expected to know how they work so if someone else is using them you understand.
And you are right. The ’88 table date back to before dive computers were commonplace and work along the same lines as other tables.
They are easy to use. What I find much more scarey is how damned clueless some Ocean Divers and Sports Divers are about what their computer is actually telling them. What might be a better idea would be for BSAC to enter into an agreemeent with one of the dive planning apps e. Multideco and use it in the Dive Leader or Advanced Diver or some of the tech courses for advanced dive planning.
Originally Posted by Wibs. Why even ask this question? It feels like a pointless dig trying to cause a debate. TG Sent from my iPhone using timmytalk.
I’m happy being in the water. The tables were acceptable when they were first drafted. There has been a lot of debate about them and the continued use of them.
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In short the view seems to be that the continued use of them for teaching is getting the last bit of value for the investment. I cannot imagine anyone anywhere “making” anyone anywhere use them other than for academic exercises. As part of the crossover assuming you wish to continue to train as a BSAC member you will have to sit through the academic lesson of how to use the tables. If you just see this as the investment of an hour of time to get access to the training then all will be well I am sure.
In all probability most clubs will spend 5 minutes showing you how they work then the whole sorry subject will be forgotten about. If you do not wish to or need to continue any further training with the club then you will not need to ever look at the 88s. If you find a club that insists you execute actual dives on 88s, find a different club. They are useful for training and helping new divers to understand how decompression “works”, but most clubs will use computers for most diving.
The Ocean Diver syllabus includes use of computers. BSAC commissioned the tables in the s, when I think the only deco planning tools available were the Royal Navy tables.
The major difference between a thing that vsac go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. I’m curious as to why they’re still used.
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It seems from the replies above that they’re easy to teach, which is a good thing. When they were developed — I assume around — the Internet information revolution was the realm of science fiction.
Nowadays all information is a click away and as a result there’s a considerable amount of consolidation of standards in all walks of life. Part of the changes that absolutely must happen for BSAC to survive will be adopting the standards from other technologies which includes their dive tables. Clubs are relevant for various reasons such as gas, companionship, diving opportunities and, for some people, training.
Personally I’m not particularly interested in most BSAC training courses as I’d rather use recognised agencies running well-developed courses trimix, rebreathers, cave diving, etc and I have as much interest in BSAC 88 tables as I do in hard hat diving.
They are good for teaching decompression and gas planning to total newbies which is what BSAC does. I don’t use them, because there isn’t a constant ppO2 version, but they have an excellent track record.
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