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    peak buoyancy and trim classes

    i see on padi there is a speacialty class on bouyancy and trim
    wonder if anyone in the dallas area offers it
    my weight seems dialed in at around 14 lbs with my current set up
    but trim bites. last trip they tried putting a weight on the top tank strap. that was horrible

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    One of the best classes I ever took.
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    i think it woukd really help us, but cant find it offered in dallas

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    Lee at Island Divers in Denton will teach it. I took it as part of my open water. & later my brother took it withem as part of our advanced class. I think it should be part of the open water class as it really helped me.

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    For all the skills it could probably be done in a pool.

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    I think you need at least 30 feet to do it properly. You need to add and release air from BC.
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    we are trying to work it out with island. so far that is the only lead we have on it here in dallas
    never been a fan of lake diving but after watching a lot of video I must take this class before our next trip
    I think a lot of my air consumption issues are related to this
    and we were taught very little about it in our open water classes

    In an effort to just get better need to learn this and how to deploy a sausage

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    Really helped me to learn how to use weight location & the inflate button on my BCD. I learned with a horse collar and had to relearn with modern equiptment. It made me float horizontal. I think it's worth it.

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    Strongly suggest that whoever teaches you the specialty has you do several pool sessions followed by several open water dives. In order to do it right, you need lots of practice.

    Unfortunately, I have see several instructors who do it too quickly. A real dis-service in my mind

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    Just to give you some perspective. Part of my Advanced class was that we were supposed to have a section on peak performance. No discussion of weights or weight location or air control mechanics. We swam through a bus trying not to touch anything on the way through....wham, we completed our peak performance section.

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