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CCR Trimix Simplified by Mel Clark Published by Silent Scuba LLC Book Review by Joel Silverstein I split from DEMA Friday afternoon for a. Rebreather trimix explained in simple terms. Designed to be used by students with little or no previous trimix experience, for normoxic and. CCR Trimix isn’t that different to OC Trimix, I think it’s easier (as I commented on ” Trimix Simplified” thread). When I did my first CCR Trimix cert.

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A few typos here and there, some syntax issues, and some uses of acronyms in areas I would not have used them, can all be cleaned in the next production run. You also need to think about what you’ll use each cylinder well not O2 for?

The time now is That gave me time to do an information dump from Mel Clark’s new book into my already packed brain. Heliair Poor Mans Mix. This self-published page text is all but outstanding. John if you were to standardize on gas choices for dil and bailout for ranges down to m, what would they be as this is where I see some divergence from OC choice?

CCR Trimix Diving in a NutShell (for OC Trimix qualified divers)

I don’t have a five grand dog so I can do the barking hence I dive heliair. If it could get in without me going “huh? Originally Posted by Major Clanger. But unless you’re prepared to go Alpinist, you are still limited to the available OC gas that’s on-hand and if shit happens that may well not be anywhere near enough to what you’d expect to use for a vanilla OC ascent. Originally Posted by dwhitlow. Simmplified, and heliair is the diving equivalent of walking around with bog paper trailing from your shoe.


Anyhow, I don’t want to divert a very good thread with a tangent on personal preference but couldn’t resist so: Each builds on the information from the previous one. I’ve alluded to the opposite and will expand on it when I get the opportunity. Please amend, criticise as you wish!! She has done an outstanding job. Mel takes the opportunity here to explain some complex problems in a ssimplified way.

I didn’t move to CCR as a gas-extender as a lot of people do; I did it primarily for the logistic advantages.

CCR Trimix Simplified [CCRBook] – £ : Deep Ideas Ltd, Online Shop

Don’t do this people, you’ll look like a fucking idiot. But, the information is applicable to all rebreathers whatever brand. I will look forward to her next book. Rich Pyle’s Learner’s Guide to Rebreather Diving is I think still one of the best things ever written on rebreather diving and should be but isn’t essential reading. CCR Trimix Simplified — Book Review Post man just deliverd my copy, looking forward to reading it later today, first glimps show a well put togeter colour manual.

Originally Posted by JPTaylor. Mel has done a wonderful job putting this sometimes very confusing subject into plain english. Mel Clark’s expertise really shines in this, her second text on the subject of rebreathers.

CCR Trimix Simplified

She combines practical applications of diving to the CCR with helium-based mixtures. All times are GMT. Originally Posted by Peaslake. Hello and welcome to our community! Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: It is non-unit specific though at times she will mention a Megladon or a Kiss unit which I suspect is because of her intimate knowledge of those units.

Added Disclaimer as per nickb’s reply She uses clear, concise examples when it comes to numbers and formulas that if all you ever learned in the past was basic Nitrox you can fully understand the direction and concepts being explained. After doing open-circuit dives in the m range, strapping-on a CCR can make you feel invincible and if things pan-out right, as they will times out ofyou are.


The text is organized in nine chapters. Her discussions of dive planning, what-ifs, and survival options are reminiscent of the way Billy Deans would have trained someone. Just carrying that simlified of gas around as luggage is a ballache and has consequences.

Originally Posted by nickb. You mentioned CO2 as a throwaway comment – it needs to be expanded-on until people get tired hearing about it. I am kicking myself I didn’t buy some more copies as I have had 5 pm’s from Aussies in the last couple of days asking if I have spares. The time now is If you have an OC Trimix background this should cover it!

At first glance it looks like this was started as a training manual for an agency but then jumps back to a trinix text.

The book crc in short production runs and will be available from Rebreather World Store shortly. All times are GMT. Results 1 to 6 of 6. Mel has taken the complicated subject of Trimix diving with CCR and simplified it so that you don’t leave off any section in wonder.