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“The Dunning-Kruger effect (and we're simplifying it here) says that beginners tend to overestimate their abilities; that includes in diving. Even though you may feel like you can take on more, stay within the limits of your training and experience,” Shreeves says. “This applies if you're a hang glider pilot, rock climber, surfer, brain surgeon, bottle washer . . . you get the point.”