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    Surface interval scuba in Arlington. First week of march.

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    Talk ahead of time with the instructor and mention your concerns. They are a decent shop (though I had hoped you were in one of my classes at ST) and I'm sure can give you the answers you need.
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    In my certs class just recently, we were allowed to wear mask, with fins and snorkel but our laps were increased to 300 which became 12 laps instead of 8. trick was, you gotta do the 12 laps if u wear the mask without the fins so you mays well wear the fins and get done faster. Good luck!!

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    Mask and snorkel are nice. Fins turn a complicated "timing" sport into a simple test of leg strength (ei. if you can snorkel you can do this--especially with no time limit!--their ain't much in the way of skills). Bringing my usual question: Why isn't either one or the other the required test? PADI: Pick one and make it standard for all courses, not a choice for each instructor.
    Nova Scotia Divemaster

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    When I did my swims for NAUI, we had to do both.

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    I had a choice when I did my cert
    I have dis... disleck... dyslec... I give up... I can't spell!

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    Well I finished up my pool ride today. We did not have a choice but no one had any problems.with the 400M swim. We were aloud to use goggles though. I had a blast and now can't wait until next weekend for our open water check out dives at Balmorea.

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    Have fun GMan! Don't sweat it. I've heard Balmorea is a good plce for OQ checkouts. Too far for me to go though it is on the bucket list.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Guppy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GManTx View Post
    Well I finished up my pool ride today. We did not have a choice but no one had any problems.with the 400M swim. We were aloud to use goggles though. I had a blast and now can't wait until next weekend for our open water check out dives at Balmorea.
    Glad it went so well & you're excited for the OW checkout dives. Getting that handshake and "congratulations you are an open water diver" was a moment to remember.
    You had to do 400 metres? That's for PADI Divemaster course--you must mean 200? Good you could use the goggles (why not?). No choice to do the swim or 300 with mask/fins/snorkel?--that's my point....it's the instructor's choice.
    Can't resist (though I should post in Whine and Cheese): It's "allowed" to use goggles--not "aloud". Aloud is--I was talking aloud. Sorry.
    Nova Scotia Divemaster

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    It is not the instructors choice. The Inst Manual states that either may be used, does not state the instructor has a choice.
    any puddle...anytime...anyplace!

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