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A collection of thoughts, rants, opinions, and frankly anything else that springs to mind.

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My students are required to descend at precisely 10 metres per minute to the bottom, swim for a prescribed period or until the failures I give them force them to turn the dive, return to the shot line, ascend from 30 to 21 at precisely 9 metres per minute.

Secrets from GUE Fundamentals 2 of 5. What are the most common problems and mistakes people make on fundies, and how can I avoid doing the same. Thanks for all the comments and feedback about the first article. Time for article 2

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This "secrets" series is a set of articles I am going to write over the next few weeks. They come about because I get asked a lot of the same questions again and again, and thought it would be useful to jot down some of my typical responses in the hope that the answers may be of use to all divers, not just those thinking of GUE training. the first question is "how do you assess divers on the very first dive of GUE fundamentals - what are you looking for".

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This was it. The final day of the course. We were refreshed after a day off, although Neil's arm was still giving him a lot of pain.

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OK, so the course is now well underway and things are getting more complex. We've made our way to cenote Taj Mahal, which is just one of the most awesome places we saw in Mexico.