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    What advice would you give to..

    What advice would you give to brand new divers ?

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    If you get certified while on vacation, and you have time, try to dive a few more times past your checkout dives. Things will start sticking a lot better if you continue on.
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    Pay attention, focus, think, relax, have fun!

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    Also, I suppose, the old mantra that a good diver never stops learning. Whether you're reading a book about diving, reading discussion threads and listening to what others have to say, talking to your dive buddy or to others on a trip, or taking another course, you're still learning. Even getting the Adventures in Diving (PADI AOW) book and reading sections where you're not going to do your AOW adventure dives is good for you. Just the other day I had the book out and was reading up on altitude diving.
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    Relax but stay alert to your surroundings and look after your gear.

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    Stay off the bottom. Look behind you every now and then to make sure your not kicking up the bottom. Youd be surprised how far away you can be, but still affect loose sediment.

    Long, slow breaths. Not quick short ones like you do above water.

    Thats just a couple things new divers tend to not do.

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    Work on buoyancy... it makes a world of difference.

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    Keep diving. Sitting in a chair watching Discovery channel isn't going to work. you need to go diving. Join a dive club or check with your local LDS as to local dives they offer. You can also meet more dive buddies that way.
    This is in addition to what the others have said. Have fun!
    RonC.

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    http://forum.scubatoys.com/showthread.php?t=621

    A post I started a while ago, has some good content around the same lines that you are asking about. Cummings66 makes some good points in the thread.

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    Keep diving and let your diving progress by taking more diving classes

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