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Put Your Fins On Last and Avoid Taking a Tumble

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I can honestly say that in several decades of being a diving journalist, taking a dozen dive trips each year, and making thousands of dives, I've been around when people suffered injuries underwater, even death, but I haven't seen any get injured before getting in the water. More than 30 years ago, I became a dive guide on the Lady Jenny V, which operated off the coasts of the Sudan, Yemen, and Eritrea. In such a remote and possibly hostile location, and without any outside help to call upon, my premier job was to stop anyone from getting injured on their diving vacation. This included stopping divers from doing silly things like putting their fins on before they kitted up. ...


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