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Stanford Suzuki's 'PADI Scuba Diver: Unsafe At Any Depth' is an excellent article...

JM - Divemaster/Marketing Director
June 17, 2004 at 15:28:53

I so agree with Stanford Suzuki and his article about the PADI "Scuba Diver" course. Not only is the course itself a joke, but even many of the course candidates are not fit to become scuba divers.

I cannot begin to tell you how many PADI divers have told me "you don't need to know how to swim to become a diver".

There was a time when extensive training and physical endurance was needed to be a certified diver. You needed to be an excellent swimmer, be in fairly good shape and keep a constant desire for further training.

No diving day goes by without spotting a seriously overweight diver (we are not talking about 30 lbs overweight...try 100+), an advanced diver with less than 25 logged dives and/or someone who just doesn't have the ability and/or analytical skills to be a diver.

Suzuki is right. Scuba diving is inherently dangerous and should be limited to those who are fit, in all the context of the word.

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