So, I've had a few opportunities to go down and do staged decompression dives, and I have to laugh at myself. We keep making dive plans to average 130 feet and incur 15 minutes or so of deco . . . but we get down on the dive and I keep shallowing it up, and in the end, we have little or no obligation by the time the formal "ascent" begins. I don't really do it consciously -- I'm not thinking, "Oh, dear, I don't want to be down here!" It just seems to work out that way. Sometimes I think I've just done so many multilevel dives that my subconscious is trying to create a check-mark profile without consulting me
Has anybody else found themselves doing this? Or is it just because all these dives are wall dives, so it's just easy to do, as opposed to wrecks, where you're pretty much confined to the depth where the wreck is?