I had my initial training with NASDS in the 90's and we were never required to remove and put back on our gear underwater, much less in mid-water.First, they had to doff and don, their gear mid-water, not touching the bottom or the top. Most stayed within 2 to 3 foot. Then they had to do a proper descent and
I always wanted to ask but never bothered up till now: what would be the purpose of such an exercise ?
In what real-life situation would you even need to to do this ?