Re: Definition of "unnecessary" gear?

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Posted by MHK on August 27, 2001 at 09:48:50:

In Reply to: Definition of "unnecessary" gear? posted by AADIVER on August 25, 2001 at 17:33:30:


You don't need a snorkel during a dive.. If some feel uncomfortable with that notion, or if some dive Laguna Beach [ with their idiotic snorkel law], then leave it in your pocket, because underwater it doesn't do you a damn bit of good...

Ankle weights are the equivalent of training wheels and are not needed. They are, yet another, dive industry gadget that sells needles equipment to resolve poor diving habits.. The use of ankle weights will invariably throw off your trim, will result in dropping your legs and silting out any environment that you are in..

As for computers, come on Frank, we've been over and over this. How many more times can I explain the same thing????

As for the perception of rigid adherence, try focusing on other issues rather then the standardized gear configuration. The system is so much more than a gear configuration and once you understand and accept the totality of the system, the gear issue is an ancilliary issue. Because once you get the whole picture, the gear falls into place...


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