When paired up with a new buddy, do you take lead or follow?

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asked May 14, 2018 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

4 Answers

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answered May 15, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
Typically what ever is most comfortable for them. I have a few dives under my belt, so I am good with either. And if it makes them more comfortable I go with it.
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answered May 16, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
Depends on the experience level of the diver. I am an instructor. I DM'd for a long time before becoming an instructor. You learn to read people before the dive starts. If they are inexperienced I try to stay within a few feet at all times.
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answered May 15, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Good question. I think i trend to follow. And kind of watch out for everything.
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answered May 22, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I like to follow with new divers watching them. That way I can see how they are doing while underwater. Watching their breathing rate tells a lot.
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