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Forum: Basic Scuba Discussions

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Please note: This forum has special rules. This forum is intended to be a very friendly, "flame free zone" where divers of any skill level may ask questions about basic scuba topics without fear of being accosted. Please show respect and courtesy at all times. Remember that the inquirer is looking for answers that they can understand. This is a learning zone and consequently, any off-topic or overly harsh responses will be removed. This forum is not open for threads offering goods or services.



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    Started by Akimbo, June 12th, 2014 08:38 PM
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  2. Can i fail a OW course??

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