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Hopefully a different "becoming a DM" thread

Discussion in 'Going Pro' started by Nwcid, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    I think for what you are trying to achieve, the actual DM part is not a major issue. Unlike most people looking for a DM cert, you aren't on a track toward instructor etc etc

    I believe that with the goal of a card to allow you to step up into a leadership role in your team later on, an improvement of your situational awareness regarding others in the water (which in my experience is the biggest takeaway from DM course applicable to you) and a chance at a working vacation, your plan to travel somewhere nice to do the course will be the best ROI for you.

    Im sure that you could also find someone to tailor a DM course for you to focus on the parts you really need to get the most value out. If you are ever in my neck of the woods I'd be happy to do that for you and Im sure many others would as well. That is more likely with an independent instructor though, the big dive ops have a streamlined machine in place and it doesn't usually cope well with custom courses etc.
  2. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Brussels
    Do it in your environment. I agree with others, a tropical internship will not teach you too much usable things in your situation.
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE WA
    I have gotten my DM material and will work with my local instructors this fall to do the skills portion.
  4. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Brussels
    great, good luck :)
    Nwcid likes this.

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