weight dropIn the PADI Open Water Diver course, students are taught to drop their weights in order to gain sufficient positive buoyancy.
This skill is used in case of a surface emergency where the diver can't float.
It is important that students kick constantly to keep their head out of the water while performing this exercise. They must also drop their weight system (belt or weight pockets) and not hand it to anyone or put it on the pool side.
If they are still not positively buoyant, they can inflate their BCD orally, as if they were out of air.
This exercise can be performed in confined or open water where it can also be combined with the Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent.

Click here to watch the demonstration presented by Platinum PADI Course Director Guillaume Fargues


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  • I did my PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) at Ban‘s Dive school with Natalie Hunt and Guillaume Fargues on Koh Tao. Their huge Knowledge and Experience in conducting IDC Courses made it easy to learn a lot and enjoy the very practical Lectures and Workshops. We learned a lot about Dive Theory and Practice on a very professional Level with main focus on how to teach and conduct Dive Courses on our own. During our IDC we had a lot of fun and enjoyed Read More
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