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How do you know if they’re competent instructors?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Scuba Client, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    OK.
     
  2. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You started a thread talking about cave diving in the New Divers forum. It was moved to Cave Diving, as should be.

    Again: In what respect do you think cave diving is relevant for new divers?
     
  3. OTF

    OTF Contributor

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    Or not a troll, but maybe a kid, or someone pretending to be more experienced than they are.
     
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  4. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    I wasn’t sure whether you were writing my obituary or your own victim impact statement. I gave everyone ample opportunity to present their side. Yet, all the insidious detractors preferred a negative spin; a true reflection of their weak and immoral character. In future, try to articulate facts that are circumstantial instead of presenting fiction. There is no obligation on my part to answer questions, nor do I need to justify my opinion. Freedom of thought is everyone’s domain. Your query on the MultiDeco: VPM - B + GFS, which you seriously discredited, did in fact implement gradient factors which were checked and correct. I stand by my claim: never train with the same instructor twice. As for being honest and straight forward, ask yourself whether double standards are being overlooked by the moderator.
     
  5. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    Metaphors used similar to symbolic representations: U.S. eagle clawing arrows and an olive branch.
     
  6. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    Perhaps that question should be put to the moderator first? I would have preferred it was left there. Cave diving is relevant to novice divers by virtue most cave instructors are OW instructors. Who would you prefer to teach the OW class, an Instructor with no real experience, other than reading off cue-cards or a cave Instructor?
     
  7. flymolo

    flymolo DIR Practitioner

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    Most cave instructors I know of are busy teaching cave classes and are not filling their schedules with ow classes.
     
  8. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Are we there yet? ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This got weird but, wow, the vocabulary is exemplary.
     
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  9. Tracy

    Tracy Tech Instructor / Captain ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Of the dozen or so cave instructors I know personally, none have taught an open water class in a decade. I would take the new instructor fresh out of the fryer with everything new in their mind.
    Open water is difficult to teach when you specialize in advanced level training, you tend to gloss things that you forget aren't common knowledge to the brand new open water diver.
     
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  10. Scuba Client

    Scuba Client Banned

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    If you read the bottom line on one of the hypocrites who posted, you will realize how flawed their logic is.
    I'm just a guy who likes to dive. A lot.
    Open and closed circuit tech instructor in Detroit
     

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