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Discussion in 'Going Pro' started by khblair, May 25, 2007.

  1. khblair

    khblair Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tennessee
    173
    9
    0
    There hasn't been much action on this forum lately. I'm curious to see how far along everyone is, what their goal date is and what their favorite part of DMC is.

    I'll start. I have 2 water skills left that I'll knock out tonight (equipment exchange and snorkel); rescue demo; advanced assists; mapping project; a few more OW dives (most of which I'll get in this weekend actually). My goal date is around the 2nd week in June. My favorite part is watching a new student from the very first class accomplishing each skill and the smile on their face. Going from a 'deer in headlights' to 'can't stop grinning because they can't believe they actually did it' really makes me love what I do. Having 'been there, done that' I can empathize with them and I get to work with them one-on-one and it's awesome when they 'get it'.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. khblair

    khblair Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tennessee
    173
    9
    0
    completed the snorkel and completed the equipment exchange tonight. just a few more to go....anyone else getting close?
     
  3. jchull

    jchull Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Colorado
    92
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    Just got 2 exams and second internship to do, 10 days in Bonaire delayed me a bit, but it was worth it!
     
  4. khblair

    khblair Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tennessee
    173
    9
    0
    That's an awfully nice "diversion"!
     
  5. Crowley

    Crowley Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Planet Crowley
    1,832
    451
    83
    hiya!

    I'm not in the same boat - am actually teaching a class of DMs at the moment, who are (hopefully) two days away from certification so are getting as excited as you are!

    Congratulations for making it this far, and good luck with the rest of your course!

    C.
     
  6. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
    1,252
    12
    0
    I've completed all of the knowledge development and tests. I've also done the 15 minute tread, 2 confined water sessions with students, skills development and the equipment exchange. I have left: Map, DM Conducted Program, 3 confined water and 5 open water, (ear infection kept me out of the water this weekend) rescue eval, and the three swims. No hurry...it'll come...:D
     
  7. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    13,460
    6,033
    113
    Just have the AOW and Rescue internships to do. Meeting with my instructor this coming Wednesday night to schedule the times. (My darn day job REALLY gets in the way of my diving!")
     
  8. jchull

    jchull Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Colorado
    92
    0
    0
    :crafty: Just finished
     
  9. Joe-Diver

    Joe-Diver IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
    1,252
    12
    0
    Congrats! :cheers:

    All I have left:

    400 yd swim
    800 yd snorkel
    1 Confined Water
    2 Open Water
    Map
    Certified Divers in Open Water
     
  10. Arizona

    Arizona PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    1,327
    7
    38
    I finished yesterday:) It seems some of the discussion we had regarding the equipment exchange disappeared with server updates...

    Good luck Joe-Diver

    Arizona
     

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