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As we get older, our experience as divers increases, but our increased level of certifications may not. I remember well, young divers giving Stan Waterman (famous for shooting Blue Water, White Death) diving advice on a liveaboard, quite oblivious to the fact that he had been underwater longer than they had been alive!

Few older divers today have maintained logbooks.

Although I helped technical diving pioneer Rob Palmer write the first TDI Nitrox course, I failed to give myself a Nitrox certification. After I did a lot of dives with prototype Inspiration rebreathers, I made sure to get Martin Parker, the man behind the Inspiration rebreather, to give me a manufacturer's certification, as I knew that in a few years I would be disbarred from using one without the appropriate card. ...

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