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Open Water Training Limits and the Reasons Behind Them

By January 20, 2013

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During the open water course, dive students are taught about the limits of their certification. Most entry level certifications limit divers to a maximum depth of 60 feet when accompanied by another open water certified diver. Unfortunately, many entry level divers exceed the limits of their certification, not understanding the dangers that they face by doing so. My opinion is that this is a weakness of the open water course, students are told not the exceed the limits of their training, but they are not always told why they shouldn't. Here are some of the reasons for the limits placed upon open water certified divers. Read more

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