Do you prefer Giant stride or Back Roll entry from a boat?

+6 votes
asked Apr 19, 2017 in Scuba Diving by George1224 (5,147 points)

13 Answers

+3 votes
answered May 2, 2017 by alwaysdiving (780 points)
I usually work off of small boats and use a roll entry. For larger vessels where you are entering from greater height, giant stride is usually preferred. Definitely depends on the situation!
+3 votes
answered May 15, 2017 by Lietzke00 (713 points)
Depends on the boat. If I have enough room to maneuver and can get to the back of the boat, I prefer a giant stride entry, so I can see where I'm going. But sometimes the boat is too crowded to get to the back, or there's no swim deck available, so I'll just do a rollback entry from the side.
+2 votes
answered Apr 19, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I like doing the Giant stride, because being tall I hit my back of my head on my tank and lets just say that was not pleasant. I also like the Giant stride, because its like I am literally stepping into another environment.
+2 votes
answered Apr 19, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
Depends on how much boat is moving.  I generally prefer giant stride because I can see where I am going and am oriented quickly.  However, if boat is moving too much I will back roll so I don't have to try and maintain balance on pitching boat in all my gear.
+2 votes
answered May 6, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Def go for the giant stride, love the bow gate it is a longer drop! The adventure starts before the water.
+2 votes
answered May 10, 2017 by Kenkatz (398 points)
The grand stride is preferrable for the ability to see your entry in front of you.
+1 vote
answered Apr 20, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Depends on the boat.
+1 vote
answered May 2, 2017 by Jillian Myers (708 points)
Giant stride, I like to see where I am going.
+1 vote
answered May 5, 2017 by DesmoDevil (23 points)
I love the feeling of the flip off the side when back rolling.
+1 vote
answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
Mostly, giant stride.

From an inflatable, the roll is much easier!
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