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    1. #1
      Parmoboy

      Does anyone know the answer to this?

      I have over many years seen this over and over again.

      Time after time they do it and I wonder if anybody out there knows why?

      It does not matter where in the world, what nationality is doing it, they all do the same thing.....
      I am refering to divers (the water type, not the high type)

      When they sit on the side of the boat with their breathing aparatus strapped to their backs they always fall backwards....
      Why do they always fall backwards??

      I will post the answer some time later.





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    3. #2
      Parmoboy
      Quote Originally Posted by sheena View Post
      not 100% sure but think it has something to do with the tanks/air, they have to go in backwards due to that!

      sheena




      :yes:Yes I do see where your coming from with that answer Sheena but I am afraid it's not :no: the answer I had in mind.
      Do keep trying.


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    4. #3
      mollyflanders
      is it due to the weight as the initialy enter the water

    5. #4
      Parmoboy
      Quote Originally Posted by mollyflanders View Post
      is it due to the weight as the initialy enter the water



      Oh damn fine attempt Molly my dear but alas this is not the answer I have here in front of me (and I have to admit, it does come from a very reliable and high source)

      Please do try again.


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      Parmoboy

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      [quote=Parmoboy;2128]
      When they sit on the side of the boat with their breathing aparatus strapped to their backs they always fall backwards....
      Why do they always fall backwards??





      Answer is :- If they fell forward they would still be the damn boat!



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    7. #6
      mollyflanders
      i even thought of that but thought no that cannot be what he is looking for, good one

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      shirley23

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      So that they don't catch the tanks etc on the edge of the boat as they jump?
      So that when they finish the roll, they're the right way up?
      So that the weight of the tank is supported by the water as they enter it?

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      I figured that it is because of the gravity of the water tanks strapped behind their back. The water tanks distribute most of the weight at the back so we usually see them fall backwards in the water.