Knowing WHEN to ditch (or not ditch) a weight belt is the real lesson

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Posted by Walt on January 24, 2006 at 12:54:00:

In Reply to: Re: What the heck is going on at Padi? posted by ChimChimIsDead on January 24, 2006 at 11:29:35:

Good post follow-up. Learning how to ditch a weight belt is the easy part...how do they teach when to ditch, when to not ditch, or what to do if accidentally ditching a belt? That's the REAL skills to learn. Methinks the instructor is misinstructing ("hey, I showed them how to ditch thier belt" as a defense when asked why a diver couldn't make it back to the boat while swimming with an overweighted belt.)

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