- Reaction score
- # of dives
- I just don't log dives
There are a lot of little things in your description which sound like major red-flags.Hey there everyone,
That does not sound normal to me at all. Again, lots of little things, and a few big ones. Not having the materials until a day before. Everything feeling rushed. To be honest, it sounds dangerous in the sense that the way this course was instructed seems prone to incite panic in brand-new divers, in a new environment, who are already "task-loaded", and so-on.Why does it go so absurdly fast? Is that normal?
I'm not a very emotive person, so I can empathize.He thinks that the problem is that I technically do things so well, that the instructor does not 'see' or notice my internal turmoil. He says I look very stable, quiet and ok on the outside.
Panic underwater is perhaps one of the more dangerous things to any scuba-diver, than any incidents themselves. My #1 advice to you would be to slow down, no matter what anybody, including your instructor, is expecting from you. I wrote a more detailed post here on slowing down.
What Are Your "Pro-Tips" for Safety, Redundancy, and Accident Handling
What are your "pro tips" (or armature tips) for improving one's safety when diving? This can be equipment, redundancy, skills, training, mindset, pretty much anything! This can also be relevant to accident-prevention, incident-handling, self-rescue, other-rescue, etc. Disclaimer: Per usual...