I agree with you Rhoody 100% that maybe diving is just not for anybody and that includes me. During the enrollment process, PADI staff / instructors should have told me what the pre-requisites are and should have asked me if I have those skills. Since I'm not a good swimmer and has not done those pre-requisites in my life for the last 20 years ( though I made the 200 meters as hard as I can MIRACULOUSLY )...I could have just said " forget it..I'm OUT! " My mistake was paying my fees in full and bought $2400 worth of goods like Atomic mask, snorkels, Henderson Hyperstretch 3mm wetsuit, Aqualung slingshot fins and pre-ordered DC800 underwater camera (thats all I wanna do underwater...take pictures ) Maybe if I had just paid my down payment of $50, they'll probably let me go and that would have been very FAIR to me because I could always come back later after getting some swimming lessons. I'm in no rush to get certified anyway. Bottom line, the LDS/dive center just wanna suck me into the process because I'm a valued customer for buying top of the line stuff in their store before telling me - YOU DON'T BELONG IN THIS SPORT! On the contrary, I was good in the confined diving skills and even better than those 17 year olds ( who can tread and swim very well ) where one picked up an empty tank and dived! Another one surfaced in panic because she doesn't know how to neutralize the " squeeze ". I learned from my mistakes and just a warning to Scuba Diver wannabes....know the pre-requisites first and make sure you have those skills / or practice before you enroll. Don't let them suck your money first and then spit you out telling you - YOU DON'T BELONG HERE! And I hope Rhoody and other DI's will also be honest enough to tell their future students in the face - YOU DON'T BELONG HERE if they don't have the skills! It maybe bad for business but a very honorable gesture.