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Before You Get Your Friends And Relatives Into SCUBA Diving, Read This!
PSD - 4/17/2013 4:37 AM
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Category: Educational
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It has taken me a few days to write this, but I feel it is a very important story that others may learn from. I have a relative named Pedro De Pacas, who will now be referred to as Pedro. Pedro has shown up at many dive debriefings and has actually added to many diving events with [...]


PSD - 4/18/2013 7:52 AM
Well, total time underwater in the pool was 20 minutes or so. The pool session lasted a couple of hours, but mostly on the surface.
Greg - 4/18/2013 5:03 AM
Great article! How many students did the instructor have in total? Seems like he wasn’t paying much attention to Pedro. Also, did they really only have 20 mins of pool training or was Pedro being sarcastic?

The panic scenario you mentioned is spot on...mask off, bolting to surface. Panicked divers want everything off and they want out of the water. That usually means they spit out their reg, rip off their mask, and bolt for the surface.

Thank you for sharing this story! It is very educational and should help other divers and instructors.