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Padi rescue Diver Swim requirements??

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by mavjax, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. ShakaZulu

    ShakaZulu Great White

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    That is BS, who in there right mind would let you practise that............if that is truely the case, that instructor should be shot, and if he survives, be shot again. That's why we have the DAN dummies to practise on.

    As far as the swimming is concerned, you'll get tired no matter what.
     
  2. dweeb

    dweeb Manta Ray

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    It's not, if the 'victim' is cooperative; it was common practice in a lot of rescue courses - of course, this was before anyone had heard of HIV.

    The instructor was a physician.
     
  3. dweeb

    dweeb Manta Ray

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    Yeah, this is your 15 minutes. Enjoy it.

    But your matching of rescuer/victim size relieves them of having to solve the problem of a mismatch. Sure you can cover how, but it's a better learning experience to just toss it out there as part of a scenario, and let them figure it out.

    It was a common practice then. I've met many others who did the same in those days. It's been discontinued largely out of fear of communicable diseases.
     
  4. dweeb

    dweeb Manta Ray

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    Not now. I'm talking about when people still played music on 12" vinyl disks with a tonearm.
     
  5. HammerNoMore

    HammerNoMore Instructor, Scuba

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    Hey...I still pull out the vinyl every now and again....
     
  6. Stivo

    Stivo Solo Diver

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    Was his name Jack Kevorkian? :wink:

    Is this a hose-job?
     
  7. dweeb

    dweeb Manta Ray

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    There were no DAN dummies then, or EFR or MFA. The instructor was a physician who'd spent six months running a hyperbaric treatment facility, so he knew what he was doing.
    I've met lots of other people who did rescue before or when I did who did the same.

    I didn't get tired, and that was before I decided to get in shape. Shouldn't be a problem for you, either. Your profile says you're into motorcycling and mountain biking.
    100 miles of tight technical trails in the Appalachians on an open class enduro is more tiring than running a marathon.
     
  8. Stivo

    Stivo Solo Diver

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    just kidding dweeb... how long ago was that? if you don't mind answering? :)
     
  9. TCDiver1

    TCDiver1 Ductus Exemplo ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well thats just great for then but this is now. It has no place in todays rescue course so i don't see the value of mentioning it today. It just confuses people about what to expect IMO. Rescue breathing is only simulated today, in any rescue course i have ever heard of or taught. However, sanctioned CPR training is required as part of the course but is generally taught separately from the rescue course.

    By the way, i'm curious as to when you took your rescue course also. I took mine in the early 90's, no dummies used for the course, no real rescue breathing was done. First CPR training i ever had was in the military in the late 70's. No real rescue breathing was done then either.

    So what speed was your vinyl turning when you took it ..... 33-1/3? :wink:
     
  10. sdstahl

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    I took my certification back in '73 we also did resuce breathing on live people ( classmates that is). Things were much differenct back then BCs had not even been invented yet! My check out dive was also an ice dive. Also there were no specialties one needed to learn all of this just to get certified. Things have changed considerably.
     

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