Padi Standards - Weight Belt?

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Posted by Randy on January 23, 2006 at 22:59:06:

In Reply to: What the heck is going on at Padi? posted by Captain Tim Burke on January 23, 2006 at 17:24:35:

One of the PADI Skills Standards is to "remove the weight system at the surface."

It says NOTHING about giving the weights to a boat crew on the swim step. It only says "remove" the weights. It sounds like the two instructors you are referring to have decided after their students remove their weights, they should hand them to the crew. This is certainely not a requirement or a PADI Standard.

I have my students "replace" their weights after they complete the removal skill.

Randy (PADI IDC Staff Instructor)

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