Karl, that's not true.

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on May 24, 2005 at 17:50:05:

In Reply to: too funny! posted by North Coast Diver on May 24, 2005 at 14:12:45:

Karl said:
> Speaking of local morons, ChuckT found out from his survey
> on his Yahoo site that there are a bunch of extremely
> advanced divers who wear their masks backwards when they
> enter at Monastery, and needless to say no reg in their
> mouths either.

In the survey on ba_diving, there was almost
nobody entering Monastary with their reg out of
their mouth. There was exactly one entering with
his mask on the back of his head, and only on
calm days. He said:

> We do this a lot, and yes our students sometimes do it too once they've done
> a couple of dives and get a bit of confidence. But it's only worn that way
> on entry on calm days, and we make that clear to the students. On rougher
> days the mask stays on the face.

Nobody said that a quick trip through the surf
zone wasn't important. But reg in the mouth is
protection about the day things go wrong. Dive
Monastary very much, and it will happen. An
unexpected big set. A submerged object. Or just
stepping off the edge (there's a bit of a berm
at the surf line sometimes). And down you go.
With your reg in your mouth you have time, and
you have BREATH.


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