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  1. L

    Dry Suit Certification

    I'm planning to do a dive at Silfra at some point in the future but they require a dry suit certification. I know you can learn in Iceland itself but it's expensive. I also forsee myself using a dry suit only 6 times in my life so purchasing one is not worth the maintenance costs. Any...
  2. Thrutch

    Question Bad habits and what must be unlearned

    I hear a lot about divers needing to unlearn or be retaught how to do certain things when starting technical and/or cave training, often/especially very experienced divers. Having just finished AN/DP (with tech sidemount) a couple months ago, I only have limited experience with tech instruction...
  3. M

    How do you choose your Advanced Open Water speciality

    Just received my Open Water through SDITDI and also recieved the Nitrox Certification (not comfortable applying in real world yet since the instructor didn't have time to provide physical Nitrox training). Due to my discomfort with the first instructor, I found a Padi Advanved Open Water...
  4. boriss

    Technical Training Report/Review (AN/DP)

    Yesterday I finished my AN/DP with Jimmy Gadomski (@fl_tekdiver) • Instagram photos and videos of Florida Technical Diving and am so happy that @grantctobin and @Mouth Breather recommended him! The short version is that I would absolutely recommend Jimmy for serious technical instruction. For...
  5. Th3B0Y

    Question What's the reason for bubbling out with reg off-mouth?

    Hello all. Complete newbie here. I'm doing my OW course and I like to know the reasons behind things. I wasn't able to get a definitive answer to the reason why I have to always keep bubbling out when I have my reg off-mouth. I understand I need to exhale if I'm ascending, but why bubble out if...
  6. veryfastfourier

    Question Any experience with CCR training on Oahu?

    Does anyone have any experience with the CCR training at Honolulu Scuba Company (HSC) here on Oahu? Particularly on a Se7en? I’ve decided to (finally) make the jump from OC to CC after thinking about it for (many) years, both for my weekly normal dives and for the deeper stuff where I normally...
  7. Roz

    Workshop: Be a safer (boat) diver

    Hello All I'm involved with something called ‘Time to Surface’ (TTS). One part of TTS is going to run a series of workshops, to enable divers around the world to enjoy safer, informed diving. At present (and for the foreseeable future) there is no money involved. TTS works with a “pay it...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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