Posted by ptf on September 24, 2002 at 14:01:23:
In Reply to: Re:ESA's posted by Jim Hoffmann on September 24, 2002 at 12:46:22:
ESA's, IMHO, are the worse skill that an Instructor is subjected to perform with the student. it puts the instructor at risk by doing multiple ascents and descents and make no cents in the long run. As Mr. Raine stated, more emphasis needs to be placed in the student's muscle memory to stay by his wingman, check their fuel gauge and communicate with their partner. This skill is one of those that should be placed in the realm of : Practice it in the pool but don'r demonstrate it in the ocean. Similar to what is currently done with weight belt and BC R/R. For an instructor this is probably the most phsically demanding and probably life thretenging skill s/he has to perform with the student. It is also one of the few skills that undermines the use of the buddy system and leaves the door open for experimentation in solo diving, but that is another thread.
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