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Topic: Ditch Your Weight Belt Offer  (Read 5183 times)

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Did you see the downward pointing arrows......I was referring to myself   :smt004

So was I...........The memory is the first thing to go  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
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The whole thing here with ditch the belt, save your life and a friend will donate weights to the guy who ditches is kind of like the "here is a life jacket for you to use and return program" like we see for river rafters and swimmers provided at the camp hosts trailer or the life guard tower.

This a good idea, wonder how it could expand like the life jacket use and return program. 


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This is why ncka is so damn  :smt004
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I'm in, if a fund is set up for reimbursing divers who ditch their belts.  Only request I have is that they share what happened with the rest of us so we can all learn from their experience.


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I would be happy to contribute to this, either with cash or spare weights.  Great idea. A lifeguard at Salt Point once told me that most of the drowned divers they recovered were still wearing their weight belts and they probably would have survived if they'd dropped them.


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It would be really neat if we started to donate more than weights and money. I was thinking of all the people who have useful scrap metal. If we could compile that and start making weights, that would be cheaper than buying new ones as well.

https://www.ebay.com/i/292451781026?chn=ps
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I see on the DAN insurance (highest paid plan - Guardian) that loss of dive gear is covered. Does anyone know if that means speargun, float, etc and how it works? I've never used the insurance, but have had it for 2 years.

https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/landing/guardian/home201404/index.html
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