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Comments on Profile Post by cocalai

  1. WetPup
    WetPup
    Because both Thailand and Indonesia have a very bad reputation for passing people (at all levels, not just divemaster) who shouldn't pass. Slip the instructor a few hundred dollars and hey presto, you have your piece of paper.
    May 23, 2016
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  2. WetPup
    WetPup
    It's cheap there for a reason, and lots of people go there for exactly that reason - it's notoriously easy to pass, and even if you're failing, a bit of cash in their hands will make sure you get over that hurdle. It's dangerous, and the dive community in the rest of the world is very much aware of it.
    May 23, 2016
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  3. WetPup
    WetPup
    I know that locally in Australia, nobody wants to hire divemasters or instructors who did their training anywhere in SE Asia for exactly this reason. The training there is considered a joke.
    May 23, 2016
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  4. WetPup
    WetPup
    If you just plan to use your DM training to work as a guide in SE Asia for a while you'll probably be ok, but if you actually want to use it to find work when you get back home, or in any other parts of the world, you'll be in for an uphill battle.
    May 23, 2016
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