I had the pleasure of diving with a new graduate of Brian Wiederspans Rec 1 course yesterday. Fresh out of class, 8 dives under his belt. It was amazing. He has great buoyancy control, trim, and is able to check his spg without losing it. He was very aware of his buddies, made for a great couple of dives. I will strongly recommend anyone interested in diving take this path. I have dove with many folks with over 100 dives who would like to have these skills. Way to go Brian, and way to go Jacob.