....On a side note: I can bring a set of doubles, backplate, wing if anyone was thinking about wanting to try them out. .......
Mark, I would like to try out your doubles rig if it's really not too much trouble to bring it. I'm curious to see what it feels like in the water and how it changes my weight requirement in a 7mil wetsuit.
In fact, I think it would be great if we set aside some time at this event for the more experienced divers to demo or talk about something they want to share. Kind of like informal training.
Topics could be anything: pony bottle usage, lift bag deployment, back finning technique, gear choices and arrangement, something interesting you discovered that works well, etc.
Got Air - What do you think? Maybe we could do this on Sunday for an hour or so?
You bring up great topics for diving-related discussions! I do want to point out that HH's are a social event where SD divers of all ranges of experience can congregate to hang out with other divers, to dive with them, or to do both. In that vein, the HH itself will a good opportunity for those who would like to meet dive buddies to discuss the prospect of further dive training, as well as continue discussions from the board. But first and foremost, HH's are the best way for SD divers to continue the camaraderie from the board and to have fun in an laid-back environment.
As much as it would be beneficial to several divers to integrate dive training into an HH and dive event, it is not in the scope of the broad purposes of an SD social event. I'm sure that several of those attending the HH would be pleased to discuss plans for future dive training with you during the HH and would be interested in setting up a future dive training clinic via SD or otherwise. I do believe that a few SD dive training clinics have occurred in the past, but I will need to be advised on whether that will be a role for an HH Planner going forward. I'll let you know at the HH if it is a possibility. Meanwhile, I look forward to discussing dive topics in the SD online forum and continuing them at the HH.
I'm also quite certain that if your grill skills are as top-notch as your dive skills, divers will show up at the HHs to recruit you to train with them and to feed them afterwards!
Thanks again for your interesting topics.
Edited by got_air?will_dive, 03 July 2006 - 10:31 AM.