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    optima course tips please

    Hi guys,

    so, I am getting ready to start my optima course next monday and I am looking for some tips that might help me get confort with the CCR and to help me have a decent performance, thus avoiding beeing by Mr. Jones.

    thanks,

    Zé.

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    Re: optima course tips please

    Pay attention, understand the theory, know your PO2, and leave your ego behind :D

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    Re: optima course tips please

    If it is at all possible, (assuming you are purchasing a unit), meet with your instructor, bringing your Optima, well in advance of the start of the course. Giving your instructor a chance to review your setup will go a long way toward arriving at your final gear configuration. (There are lots of choices like traditional backplate, Transpac, Transplate, etc. So, make sure your instructor sees what you intend to use.)

    There are lots of little things that your instructor can suggest for you to get that will make your CCR diving transition easier. Taking care of this in advance of the class will make it so that there is less running around to deal with things like this during the course. You will have enough to do in the class already. This will be one less thing on your list. ;)

    Read all texts and the manual, and practice the assembly of the unit. If you can't do that, at least play with the computers as much as you can while going through the manual for the computers. You will show up to class ready to learn.

    John Jones has more time on the Optima (by far) than any other person on the planet. He is a great instructor. So, you already have a big advantage.

    There's a lot to learn. However, it will be fun. Congratulations!
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    Re: optima course tips please

    We are becoming a O2ptima delaer. I have a unit on order and am renting one for my student. I also will be down south soon with Mr Jones. I'm doing my instructor xover and our owner is doing his diver cert.

    Let me know how time you have to go stand in the corner during class :)

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    Re: optima course tips please

    Hmm
    I would say get yourself at least a couple of these :p
    http://cgi.ebay.com/20-Shipping-Pack...QQcmdZViewItem

    Cheers
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    Re: optima course tips please

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Hmm
    I would say get yourself at least a couple of these :p
    http://cgi.ebay.com/20-Shipping-Pack...QQcmdZViewItem

    Cheers
    Chriso
    that is a bit rough coming from your good-self after what you went through with your chosen unit

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    Re: optima course tips please

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Blackwell
    that is a bit rough coming from your good-self after what you went through with your chosen unit
    Jason,

    Chris was relating from personal experience... :)

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    Re: optima course tips please

    Hey Jas
    I was refering to carrying all those EAC's, not the unit

    Cheers
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    Re: optima course tips please

    Humm, funny how the EAC's come in a card board box already, with 4 cartridges in each box. Not sure what anyone would need a box for? So your input is basically crap.

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    Re: optima course tips please

    Quote Originally Posted by devilgas
    We are becoming a O2ptima delaer. I have a unit on order and am renting one for my student. I also will be down south soon with Mr Jones. I'm doing my instructor xover and our owner is doing his diver cert.

    Let me know how time you have to go stand in the corner during class :)
    No standing in the corner I sic Racal on you and a Jack Russell in the play with me mode is worse.

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