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    Actually Apples and Cheese go together very well! You should know that particularly since you live Germany.

    So what about divers who "learned" when there were no schools to teach them? Are there in fact any schools out there that teach "round the world" diving? I rather doubt it.

    But then I do believe that most diving schools, including the BSAC ones, teach the rudiments of diving and then throw the hapless student out into the real world (as do the schools and universities etc) and that student either does, or does not, become a real diver.

    Me? I first became a diver in '57 (I think) and I'm still learning.

    As for British divers being better than all others (I've not dived, nor am I ever likely to, in British waters) that's a load of oLd cobblers. Diving depends on the conditions of the day, the water to be dived in and a host of other things I couldn't be bothered with ATM, but, whatever one does, if in ANY doubt can the dive.
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    There's a cracking down current off Swanage near the Big Hole. Caught be by surprise the first time I went through it. I didn't have a DSMB but I had an awful lot of air in my BCD and was still heading down.

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    Sounds trite, but just diving makes you a better diver. I am a better diver with several hundred dives under my belt than I was when I started. Every dive is a learning opportunity: either you seize that or you don't. And there is no such thing as a bad dive. I had a couple (or more) where things went tits up and I learned from that. So long as you don't start repeating mistakes you have to be progressing :-)

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    I think it does not depend of country

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    I've heard reports of experienced UK divers suffering vertigo in the Red Sea as well as Red Sea trained divers freaking at lack of vis in UK waters.

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    For diving you always need money, expensive pleasure

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    I also love diving.
    Last edited by Mitchha; 26-06-20 at 06:23 AM.

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