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Alexandros

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Hello there,

I spotted this video here while browsing ISE's very rich youtube channel (thanks for publishing this content btw).

So, I'm wondering is this drill part of some training course?

I guess some people would think it's hardcore, but it did remind me that in PADI OW we actually had a small exercise where we supposed to breath from the bubbles stream exiting a free-flowing 2nd stage.

Cheers
 

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Only fetuses and fools are comfortable under water.......... as they don't know any better.
 

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Only fetuses and fools are comfortable under water.......... as they don't know any better.


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I'm pretty comfortable underwater. Much more than, say, at a cocktail party full of strangers. But I've been spooked really, really good a few times. Once got sick while underwater. One time got bumped by a large fish in the dark. Part of my brain was screaming at me, "That's a SHARK, dude"! Then I saw the fish - and was a bit more calm.

Of all the human emotions you could have - I think 'curiousness' happens quite a bit - and I mean- what the heck is that thing?
 

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Only fetuses and fools are comfortable under water.......... as they don't know any better.

Well I'm not a fetus and I'm not a fool. I've been in, on, and under the water since I was 5. Just because I'm completely comfortable doesn't mean I'm not situationally aware. I'm also fully aware of my and my equipment's limitations and I never push the limits. That's smart - not foolish. There are plenty of people who are not fools that are comfortable under the water.
 

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The activity as shown on the video appropriately should be called "Stations" (as in a gas station) It is a very old underwater training activity activity . When developed it was considerably more difficult and individual station time consuming since only double hose regulators were in use'

During the advent of organized diving I was active in the LA Co UW instructors Association . I developed and documented Stations and a number of other UW skill building activities.

As a result of my involvement and in 1964 I was honored with the LA Co award for out "Outstanding Contributions to U W Instruction "

rjgiddings Can you perform Stations and do you approve of the exercise ?

SDM
 

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The activity as shown on the video appropriately should be called "Stations" (as in a gas station) It is a very old underwater training activity activity . When developed it was considerably more difficult and individual station time consuming since only double hose regulators were in use'

During the advent of organized diving I was active in the LA Co UW instructors Association . I developed and documented Stations and a number of other UW skill building activities.

As a result of my involvement and in 1964 I was honored with the LA Co award for out "Outstanding Contributions to U W Instruction "

rjgiddings Can you perform Stations and do you approve of the exercise ?

SDM
Hi Sam, Do you have any old footage? that would be cool to see, how did people react to this back in they ? Regards Mike
 

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Hello there,

I spotted this video here while browsing ISE's very rich youtube channel (thanks for publishing this content btw).

So, I'm wondering is this drill part of some training course?

I guess some people would think it's hardcore, but it did remind me that in PADI OW we actually had a small exercise where we supposed to breath from the bubbles stream exiting a free-flowing 2nd stage.

Cheers

Hi Alexandros, It is not really a part of a course, this footage comes from an ITC and level 1 combination class, the Candidates were interning, not everyone made it ....
;-)
 

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Hi Guys, I am an ISE IT, let me explain a few things. Ofcourse this is not a skill we do on an "open water course" ;-) The idea behind it is, to push yourself a bit, in order to get there real feeling of having to say calm whilst being task loaded and your comfort level is highly reduced due to the no mask and no breathing for a while. I can tell you that it is not easy, highly experienced divers that day, were not able to finish the circuit, in this case we had 2 Instructors interning on a level 1....In ISE we believe in raising the bar a bit...;-)Not only we expect our divers to have great personal skills, (BOE) but in-water comfort is just as important... Let us face it...when things go really wrong, really really...maybe super tough and rigorous training might save your ass (or students ass, or team mate)...or not???
 

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Let us face it...when things go really wrong, really really...maybe super tough and rigorous training might save your ass (or students ass, or team mate)...or not???
Or, you could spend more time in planning and preparing for your dive that this simply doesn't happen. :D :D :D

I've done "stations" in an Olympic sized pool. 25 meters was the shortest leg, but then you had fins on, so it was no biggie. There were three of us and we had one guy who was on a tear. Just having arrived at a station, he slammed into me and snatched the reg out of my mouth. It seemed like he was on that reg for twenty minutes, before he moved on to the next station. I almost had to abort and head for the surface, but I finally got the reg, got my mojo back and felt the other guy arrive at that station just as I was leaving. I think we did the circumference 4 times and I stopped, when the fast guy lapped me again. Nice parlor trick, but I've never felt the need to repeat the exercise or to require anyone else to do it.
 
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