Posted by Dalia on August 08, 2001 at 09:34:03:
In Reply to: Removing the BC under water-at depth posted by Seapup on August 08, 2001 at 00:06:39:
I agree, that you need to dive the duration of
the class, in the same gear you'll be using
after certification. This is for obvious reasons.
The siting position seem to work best in the pool.
As for real life, I have been successful a couple
of times in getting out of an entanglement,
by only patially removing the BC. I dive in a dry
suit and am
fully integreated. I wasn't sure it would
work at all, but the dry suit hose seems to have
helped quite a bit, in keeping me from running
away from the BC. I also would only remove the
left shoulder strap, which allows me to
sufficiently turn and see what the problem may be.
I doubt, that you will ever need to remove the BC
completely, but in case you do, the siting
position will work the best.
Good luck and happy bubbles,
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