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Yet another question about OW

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by rpayne, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    You should be able to swim. The 600 meters is not very much, surely, if you really want to dive you can accomplish this with a bit of work and effort. N
     
  2. SubMariner

    SubMariner C'est Moi ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That may well be, but no agency requires a 600 meter swim to pass watermanship in their OW classes.
     
  3. del_mo

    del_mo Instructor, Scuba

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    And if you choose to use fins, mask and snorkel, you won't be able to use your arms.
     
  4. StSomewhere

    StSomewhere Loggerhead Turtle

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    Not to be argumentative, but why would you need to? Your arms only get in the way when you are finning.
     
  5. rpayne

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    Thanks everyone for your information. It really helps.. I just joined the gym last week they have a pool there thank god. I didn't realize how out of shape I was until I got in there and started swimming I made it about 75 yards and I was about warn out. So I guess my first step in the process is to get in shape ... again thanks for the info/.
     
  6. SubMariner

    SubMariner C'est Moi ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Don't forget that you don't always have to do the crawl when swimming. If you vary your style of stroke (back, side, etc.) you will be able to build up your indurance in a less energy-draining way.

    Bonne chance,
     
  7. del_mo

    del_mo Instructor, Scuba

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    Only stating what one of the conditions were. I didn't make the rule.
     

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