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Stamina Skills

Discussion in 'Going Pro' started by opie, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    My full foots are big & stiff. When I use them to snorkel I need socks as they rub my feet. The split fins seem to fit well-maybe I'll try them with socks also. Is the genearl idea that splits aren't so good anyway for surface swims?
     
  2. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

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    To each his own I guess.

    I used my skin diving kit when I did it....I have some Tusa full foot splits designed for skin diving....so I was more comfortable and felt more "free", for lack of a better term.

    You just don't want something large and clunky splashing and dragging along on the surface. Scuba fins/booties aren't designed for that.

    Of course, they will work just fine if that's all ya got. Just not as well as something designed for the task.
     
  3. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

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    Stamina tests all finished.

    4 on both the 800m snorkel & diver tow. 16 in total

    Pleased with that

    Good luck to anyone about to do them. They aren't as bad as you may fear
     
  4. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Due to pool closure, I'll be attempting the stamina tests in an 11.6 metre pool. Silly question--Does anyone who has done this have any advice other than to just keep turnin' and keep count? I would figure the tired diver tow would be a pain with so many turns. I think the 800 would be about 70 laps.
     
  5. iztok

    iztok PADI Pro

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    Just completed my last stamina skill (100y tow) tonight! Tired but overall I got enough points to pass it (14 pts)! Off to complete the theory part and take theory test and complete the internship and whatnot is needed.
     
  6. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT

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    TMHeimer - The above is a bit confusing. Tired diver tow is 100m/yd - that's not too many turns in the pool you described. Remember, it does not have to be a "tow", it can also be "push". The "tired" diver can also assist in helping with turns, etc. - they are tired, not dead.

    Ours were done in pool not much larger. The folks timing the swim counted laps.
     
  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    Yeah, I will do the push. I did this months ago when I first tried the test and know I lost time on the turns (only 3 turns in the big pool). But I'm a bit concerned how much I'll lose with 7 turns now.
     
  8. iztok

    iztok PADI Pro

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    I did tank tow (2 laps - 3 turns) and did 2m47s.
     

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