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SSI and turning off air?

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by caver, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Tango Diver

    Tango Diver Angel Fish

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    Location: Savannah, Ga
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    Yep, same story here we did the pool version of turning off the air. I had no problem with it, kinda fun actually
     
  2. MDJ1016

    MDJ1016 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Genesee County Michigan
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    The anxiety of it, or knowing it was coming was worse than the actual event. In reality though it does prepare a diver to know what it feels like, and put you into thinking mode. It is similar to the Drysuit course, can we all remember holding onto the weight belt and then having the air go to our feet? Tuck and roll, get the air back to the chest area…. Wasn’t the most fun part of the training, but it can save your life!
     
  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    I am NASDS certified and I know it helped me in my 1st out of air situation @ 70' feet with no buddy around, borrowed reg failure was the cause. It sure seemed like a long way up!:shocked2:. IMO any agency that doesn't teach this is doing the student a great dis-service.
     

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