training

  1. edhjr

    New diver...almost from NYS

    Started OWC last year, did not complete because the DM did not document completed tasks/skills. I had gallbladder surgery in October, and November I had 9 teeth extracted and 3 implants put into my lower jaw. I arranged to demonstrate Open Water skills at a different dive facility this past May...
  2. Marissa Crumrine

    Best Places in the World for Dive Master & Instructor Training?

    Hello all, My husband and I have been open water certified for about a year. We have plans to quit our jobs this coming summer and travel somewhere in August for Divemaster and Instructor training, with the intent to possibly make a career out of it. After all our certifications we are wanting...
  3. N

    Check-out Dives!

    Weird situation. I am currently a certified diver, but I am paying for two of my friends to be certified. Currently, they are doing their SDI online, classroom, and pool work through an agency where we live in Indiana, however, we plan to go to Florida on February 17th and we are looking to get...
  4. Open Ocean Diver

    Check this vintage ad out...

    Does anyone remember diving without any training to 100 feet for an hour back in the day this all started? Apparently with Aqualung’s self contained diving unit back in 1952 you could and they did. See attached advertisement.. dive to 100 feet for an hour without training and after 7 year no...
  5. Scubaverse

    If you're just starting out, this review of dive training apps could help...

    Hi. If you're just starting your diving adventure, you might find our recent review of the training apps currently on offer from all the major training agencies helpful. Our friends from Bimble in the Blue, CJ and Mike, checked out all of the apps for us and offer their opinions on them...
  6. ahcalde

    Technical Training Recommendations for Cozumel (or Playa, or Tulum, etc)

    Thinking about taking a couple/few months off next year to get formal technical training. Since I lived in the Riviera Maya before, I was thinking Cozumel or Playa or Tulum, but would be open to other locations in the area if it is the right choice. My idea is to take the full range of tech...
  7. OctoHelm

    Dive Friendly Pools on The Peninsula

    Hello ScubaBoard, I hope this finds you all safe and healthy at home. I am trying to find a pool where I can dive so I can prepare for my diving in the summer once the crisis clears up. I am in San Mateo, and am looking to find pools that can accomodate divers. If any of you know of pools...
  8. H

    Reco for Oahu Padi 5 Star Center for OW Class for newbie

    Hi! I need a GREAT reco for a Padi 5 Star Center in Oahu for a beginner Open Water Class. Not just the checkout dives but the pool work too. e-learning completed ahead of time. (Staying up near Ko Olina but know they will have to drive to Waikiki for this) Can you please help? Thank you!
  9. Katie A

    World Traveler: NAUI vs PADI Instructor

    Hi there! This is my first post on here so bare with me... I have been an avid world travel & scuba diver for the past 9 years. My next adventure/aspiration is to teach scuba somewhere tropical for a few years. I started off PADI (Ow, AD, Rescue, EANx), but I now work and train at a NAUI...
  10. giovyledzep

    Teaching quality AND quantity

    I'm a soon-to-be PADI instructor and I totally disagree with the low standards and procedures (students on the knees etc...). Here, as probably anywhere else in the world, the instructors who are most praised by the dive shop owners are of course those who can squeeze as many courses/dives a day...
  11. Forfar Field Station

    2 Week Beginner Dive Training, Bahamas, 4 PADI Certs, Summer 2020, $2,999

    Forfar Summer Dive Program Dive Into The Bahamas Stay on beachfront property, dive in the crystal clear Caribbean waters, and earn four dive certifications in just two weeks with International Field Studies’ Forfar Summer Dive Program hosted at Forfar Field Station on Andros, Bahamas. Designed...
  12. D

    Diving Scholarship opportunity

    As a way to empower the next generation of divers, GUE has created the NextGen Scholarship to provide a year of training and other benefits to deserving divers on their quest for excellence. Through the generous donation of course spaces from GUE instructors, one year of tuition-free GUE...
  13. Pawleysdiver

    Class for maintaining/servicing own equipment

    Years ago, I took an all-day class on how to service my own Scubapro equipment. I don't remember it it was an "authorized" class or not. It has been so long ago, i have forgotten a lot of it. Are there any dive shops on the east coast to offer a weekend class for this type of thing? I can...
  14. cd95806

    Boston Sea Rovers Public Safety Workshop

    Please join us for the 2019 Boston Sea Roves Public Safety Workshop. Click the link for more information: Workshops - Boston Sea Rovers Join the Boston Sea Rovers Pubic Safety Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/350270042372541/?source_id=151249891591439
  15. S

    Logs (training,...)

    Hello, do you log your freediving trainings ? What do you store ? How ? I have a Mares Smart Apnea watch, hoping it could help :-) Thanks
  16. J

    Hollis Prism2 - PADI Tec 60 CCR

    Hi Team! I’m wondering if anyone has any leads on instructors/shops that teach the PADI Tec 60 CCR course on the Hollis Prism 2 in the Asia/Pacific region (specific enough...?:D). Preferably not in the US, so closer to Australia. I’ve done some googling and not having much luck. I’ve also...
  17. DiveHeart

    Join Diveheart adaptive training in Pompano January 17-29

    Want to join Diveheart's Adaptive buddy & instructor training in Pompano Florida January 17th-20th ??? There's still time to sign up with Diveheart Instructor Trainer and Dive Army founder Chris Adams. Jim Elliott, Diveheart founder and president will also be on hand. Hope to see you there...
  18. aquacat8

    Deconcentration of Attention / Altered States diving

    I am curious about benefical altered mental states people have experienced freediving or scuba diving. For instance Natalia Molchanova the famous freediver used a Russian technique called Deconcentration Of Attention. Soviet scientists in the 1980’s extracted this as a “technology free of...
  19. lancemajor

    Preparing for Galapagos/Socorro

    Hi scuba colleagues, My wife and I certified this last year and completed our advanced open water certification along with 20 additional dives in grand cayman this summer. One of our goals is to get the experience necessary to feel comfortable diving on a liveaboard trip to Galapagos (Darwin...
  20. rkinder

    Emergency or Incident depends on how you see and handle it

    I posted this on another site so if you have already seen this forgive me. This is a lesson’s learned type of post, as always, I will thank you in advance for reading to the end. I spend a lot of time in the water, many times Solo due to the type and frequency of my non-PSD dives. With this in...
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