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Discussion in 'Thinking of a Diving Career?' started by khblair, May 25, 2007.

  1. ClayJar

    ClayJar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Baton Rouge, LA
    Wow. That's certainly different than my shop. They require at least a year as a practicing divemaster before they'll invite you to the next instructor round. Of course, since NAUI DM is a superset of AI, it's not really the same ball game.

    (NAUI DM is everything of NAUI AI with leading certified divers added on top. From what I read, PADI DM is basically *just* leading certified divers, with PADI AI adding all the instruction aspects after that. That difference makes for a significant divergence in approach between the two.)

    Oh, and I jumped in with the students when they did their survival swim/float and did my required 20 minutes. I apparently have large enough lung capacity that I can float myself well, and I spent most of the second half pulling myself along feet-only. (Hey, I was bored. :D)
  2. Hinalo

    Hinalo Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kona, HI
    I'm jealous that you could just float. The last two minutes of the tread were agonizingly difficult for me (but I didn't dab).

    Today I finished up the last exam and pool work for PADI DM; I'm all done with everything, and my instructor thought I was finished with my internship too, though I think I still have at least one continuing ed session in open water to do. We'll see. Anyway, I'm close to submitting my app!

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