Every now and then it’s good to step outside of the comfort zone of your own well-fitted scuba gear and don the gear your students have to use. This gives you insight into the very real problems they have to deal; problems you have have forgotten existed.
On Wednesday I tried doubles in open water for the first time. While this has been a long time coming, I have not had the gear or the technical training to go off and give it a real shot. This is my first experience.
When Margaret McKenney, an Oregon-based scuba instructor, asked if I wanted to help out with a scuba diving party, I have to admit I was perplexed. Margaret is a force of nature and a well-known and well-liked member of our somewhat obsessed scuba community. Surely she didn’t need my help?