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Old 04-04-2009, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Eddie
Note that no diving bell was needed, no decompression chamber after the event, nothing special except for the 27 cylinders and 12 support divers, which are the surface support station equivalents from my original deep diving post above.
I see your point but this sounds like a guy whose entire life probably revolves around diving and it took three years of preparation for that one attempt. For a Merc:2000 mission you're probably going to have personnel who have a slightly broader skills set at the expense of extreme niche specialisation. And your average Merc:2000 mission is more likely to have a prep time of three weeks than three years. On the other hand a sufficiently well connected, cashed up Merc team could certainly seek to recruit elite standard divers and support personnel.
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