- Nov 14, 2005
Probably a good thing shes at 400 ft. Otherwise every son of a jackle would be looting her like what happened to the Empress of Ireland. I've been diving for almost 50 years and in all that time and hundreds of dives I've been below 100 ft exactly once. And the only reason I went that deep on that dive was just to say I did. For me all the best diving is usually between 20 and 50 ft. I've always tried to stay at the 60-60 rule. 60 mins or less at 60 ft...no decompression. Thats using the US Navy dive tables which I've always used. The PADI and others use different tables now.Diving at Britannic's depth requires significant experience in deep water technical diving. I am not so sure that you could call any dive on her wreck 'recreational,' no matter what the reasons behind the dive.
Looks like you beat me to it! I agree with your assessment completely, and I am neither a recreational nor technical diver.