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Inept Buoyancy Control

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One day, at Ironshore, we were working on using available light inside swim-thrus, and guide Samantha Lungari led a tour through. The first two divers behind Sam -- members of our photography class -- scissor-kicked their way, with buoyancy so poor that they bounced off the walls like arcade-game balls, silting out the joint, ruining it for following photographers.

Maintaining proper buoyancy through tight swim-throughs can be challenging and nerve-wracking, so honest mistakes get a pass. But once a diver has spent upwards of $10,000 on a camera, there are no excuses for creating silt outs due to inept buoyance skills....


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