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Posted by Glenn on August 20, 2001 at 16:03:39:

In Reply to: Re: DI What posted by GLnSD on August 20, 2001 at 11:04:18:

"As for DIR training, basically it comes down to a few good ideas, but mostly senseless dangerous *harassment* most likely being done for the enjoyment
of the *instructors* being passed of as *skills*. This *skill* most likely came about because someone heard the Navy uses these methods to train thier scuba divers
FYI, the Navy stoped using swimmer harassment in thier traing years ago in most (not all) of thier training programs due to training accidents."

PADI discouraged from the start and NAUI discontinued harassment dives because of the possibility of accidents, which translated to company-speak means lawsuits. I'm sure it won't take DIR/GUE long to eliminate harrasment diving after the first lawsuit or two and their insurance company steps in.

As for the whole DIR thing, look at it this way, if it does catch on I'm sure PADI will be more than happy to offer it as a speciality course. I can visualize the "DIR Diver" patch now...

Glenn


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