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C-Card roulette

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by Chilly_Diver, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. sigxbill

    sigxbill Tech Instructor

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    Depends. If there is a night or deep dive involved - some operators might require aow for that. Others seem to respect Rescue more...
     
  2. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
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    I was told by my Rescue instructor to only show AOW and Nitrox, anything else is asking for legal troubles.
     
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  3. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: On a non-divable lake in SE Texas
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    I totally agree with @Francesea. With Nitrox and AOW you SHOULD be able to do almost any recreational dive. If you get into any specialized dives, then you can consider bringing out the big guns.
    Just my 2¢. That with about another $3.98 will buy a cup of Starbuck's coffee.

    Cheers - M²
     
  4. Coztick

    Coztick Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
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    No Rescue for me then!
    My next and probably last cert. will be solo.
     
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    That's what I suspected.
     
  6. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: On a non-divable lake in SE Texas
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    Don't take my comment the wrong way. I think every diver who has the ability to certify as a rescue diver owes it to themselves to do so. I just don't think you need to present that C-card to go diving.

    Cheers - M²
     
  7. Coztick

    Coztick Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: calgary
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    Fair enough.
    It does sound like it would be a worth while course to take.
     
  8. charlier

    charlier Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Seattle/Singapore/Indonesia
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    Leaving c-cards out of the discsussion. I suspect that most of would agree that a Rescue class is perhaps one of the most useful classes for a recreational diver. The skills provide an spatial awareness and understanding of safe diving and the ability to think through and solve potential,problems before they occur.

    Edit: a Rescue diver cert is always welcome as a customer on a SE Asia LoB or at a resort. With Nitrox, you are totally good to go.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
  9. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ontario
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    Thal, that is great news that you are fully recovered.
     
  10. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: canada
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    pls remember....when it comes to training the idea is to take courses with an instructor that will make you a better / safer diver. it is not just to collect which cards you think will get you a seat on a better boat going to better dive sites.
    if you take a good rescue course with a good instructor it will def make you a better and safer diver / dive buddy in the long run. i also believe if you do a solo course with a good instr it will also make you a better and safer diver / dive buddy in the long run. that is reason enough to do it. your experience, your confidence, and your abilities in the water is what will determine if a dive shop will take you to the more advanced dive locations, not the plastic card in your wallet.
    example.....i took a TDI cavern course. i did not take it because i needed that c-card to go cavern diving. any OW diver is technically allowed to dive the cenotes in mexico with a guide. i took it to learn skills i could not learn at home from an instructor that is at a level not found where i live. and it was the best course i ever took. it completely changed the way i dive. it changed the way i approach diving and the way i see other divers. it changed everything about scuba for me. it is what got me interested in sm diving and also gave me more confidence in pursuing my instr level.
    so in my opinion, good quality training should be the reward in itself. and it may lead you places you never thought you would go.
     
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