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    Running Reels In Cave Class

    Thanks Lamar, that's some good reading... :)

    Safe diving,


    Rich 09-17-2018 03:14 PM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    I have been reading the thread and feel a little bit of history is needed along with apparent misconceptions as to what was intended and what is happening with instruction.
    The gold lines started...

    lamar 09-17-2018 03:08 PM Go to last post

    Football team trapped in Thai cave complex

    Even more yet....


    tech_diver 09-17-2018 02:44 PM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    That is why cookies were invented, to avoid that kind of confusion.

    FW 09-17-2018 01:04 PM Go to last post
    Kelly Jessop

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    I wonder.
    There are some weird things that are taught and the former students will argue that is the gospel. For example, someone is teaching students that having line arrows facing the direction of...

    Kelly Jessop 09-17-2018 12:59 PM Go to last post
    DA Aquamaster

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    Absolutely. When I am diving with newish cave divers, if they have not done it before, I'll suggest they watch, and then run a reel into the ear. Then I'll pull it on the way out and have them run...

    DA Aquamaster 09-17-2018 12:12 PM Go to last post
    DA Aquamaster

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    My Intro instructor had some faults but failing to require students to run lines was not one of them. He had me running lines around the eye spiraling all the way to the surface after exiting the...

    DA Aquamaster 09-17-2018 12:08 PM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    Why wouldn't you run a reel? Practice makes perfect and at least in my case I have to be able to do it at demonstration level. That's why I always use the Ear in training! Plus doing it with a...

    Rich 09-17-2018 11:49 AM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    Several years ago, my buddy and I were the last team out of P1 on the Olsen line before the park was closed to diving for flooding and viz. It was our second dive of the day, and conditions had...

    sandy 09-17-2018 11:29 AM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    After running many, many lines during cave training we popped up on one dive to hear an instructor talking to someone on the steps at peacock about how stupid it is and how angry it makes him that...

    Richied 09-17-2018 10:31 AM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    I've seen several classes over the past few years not run line into peacock. I would think the lines being closer to OW are a factor in it happening.

    rddvet 09-17-2018 09:52 AM Go to last post

    Running Reels In Cave Class

    That's got to be pretty unusual for a cave class, is it one specific instructor?

    mdax 09-17-2018 09:44 AM Go to last post