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New Old Diver

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by turtlegirl4, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
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    You were honest with yourself and your potential limitations. You took practical steps to address them. That’s a good sign.
     
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  2. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Good job and welcome back to diving. jlcnuke made a point that I often say. Ideally a new diver-- or any diver-- should buddy up with someone who is at least Rescue certified. Like myself and my first buddy, most don't. There are specific skills in the Rescue course that simply aren't covered in the OW course. I find it somewhat bizarre that a parent and child of maybe 11-12 can take the OW course together and immediately buddy up for dives. But, I digress.
     
  3. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
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    Whatever happens, keep the regulator in your mouth and keep breathing deeply and slowly and most hazards are avoided and uncomfort is temporary. Buoyancy issues are annoying but as long as there IS a bottom at reasonable depth and you keep calm and breathe, you are safe.

    A refresher would greatly benefit you, of course.
     

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