weeks back, I remember having a big grin on my face when an instructor from another agency
came out of the pool telling me “don’t laugh but I’ve been teaching for years and I’ve just realized I didn’t know how to breathe. We’ve just reduced my weighting by 25%!” He was indeed
over breathing to compensate for his over-weighted rig. His buoyancy was good but his gas
consumption was high and his dives could probably have been more comfortable. Another recent
student blew us away by not only achieving an almost p erfect frog kick, but a very passable back
kick too – in one day!
These experiences really brought it home to me that everyone learns something from these sessions: beginners, intermediates and even instructors – not forgetting the instructor giving the
course! It’s all about keeping an
open mind and recognizing you
can still learn, whatever level
you have achieved in your diver
We have great fun giving these
courses and love the way people
can see real improvement in
their diving skills in only one
day. Our “before and after” videos help them remember where
they have come from and allow
them to share their ESM experience.
Only one thing left to say: Take the challenge!
Marine Owen – UTD Instructor, Dubai/Middle East and Africa