Re: Nope, not trolling... today };-)

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on May 29, 2002 at 14:53:05:

In Reply to: Nope, not trolling... today };-) posted by Bob3 on May 29, 2002 at 12:41:55:

Bob3 wrote:

"Overweighting is actually being promoted . . . while proper weighting is mostly bypassed."

I agree absolutely. I've ranted about this for 20 years (mostly falling on deaf ears).

He adds: "In this context the BC actually becomes a safety hazard."

I disagree just as vehemently.

The guy at Shaw's notwithstanding (and let's not lose sight of the fgact that he apparently neglected to or was unable to DUMP his weights), over-weighting is the safety hazard, not the BC. I still contend that starting them without a BC makes them think it's "okay" to eventaully dive without one and all I can say is that if you showed up on one of our charters without a BC, I wouldn't let you dive, regardless of your level of certification or the volume of squawking that you'd be safe.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owne, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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