Posted by Karl S. on December 23, 2003 at 11:47:53:
In Reply to: Re: very sad news: local diver drowns posted by Tribes on December 03, 2003 at 10:42:30:
My definition of complacency is when divers don't bring snorkels along with them on boat dives or in kelp country. It starts with things like that.
I don't regularly SEABAG my dive buddies. I will ask them "is your air on?" before we go in. Other than that, they are grown ups and they should be able to do their own predive checks.
With new students, it's completely different of course, and you do need to reinforce for them all the predive buddy checks. SEABAG and ABCDs as well as PADI's BDRAF are good mnemonics.
Regarding the recent fatalities here in California, north and south, I wonder if the main culprit is in fact lingering health problems like heart congestion accumulation from lavish eating and under-exercising that then takes its toll whenever a diver gets into trouble and has to exert himself/herself suddenly?
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