Posted by Karl S. on December 23, 2003 at 11:53:29:
In Reply to: We will most likely never know for sure. posted by Mojo Mike on December 02, 2003 at 23:29:00:
per Ken Kurtis: "I think the whole thing also points up to the notion that if you're having a problem of ANY sort - gear, attitude, emotions, whatever - the surf zone is NOT the place to be fixing it. Abort the entry (not necessarily the whole dive) and get yourself back on the beach. Fix it and go back in if you so desire. "
We'll fix it out there" is NOT always a good choice (and I don't mean that as an indictment of this buddy team, but merely a general statement)."
Well put. Also, if a diver gets into trouble at the surface, he/she should drop his weight belt, or his/her buddy should drop the weight belt for him. Divers and their buddies should be able to drop each others weight belts.
Then yes, get out of the surf zone, ASAP. Good observation, by Ken, as usual.
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