GreggS - 8/02/2022 8:24 AM
From Eric_R: My take is first open dive after cert.

Yep, that’s my impression, too.

@Preston65, the first dive after certification is always a learning experience for most new divers. Mine didn’t go so well, either. I was using rental equipment and had a couple of mishaps with that. Thankfully, everything turned out okay.

But just keep diving. You’ve already learned a few "not to’s" and before long, you’ll get even more comfortable in the water and it will become like second nature to you. And trust me, even though you may feel comfortable in the water now, you’ll eventually realize how much of a difference more experience makes.

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