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Discussion in 'All Star Liveaboards' started by jlcnuke, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    They paid for the dives, not for a guide to handhold them during a dive. Guide must be compensated.
     
  2. pconsidine

    pconsidine ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That is why I suggest you do not take specialties on a Liveaboard-save that for your local LDS. You will find that Instructors on Liveaboards have many other duties on board such as waiters, room cleaning etc.,so you do not get full attention of Instructor out of water to discuss problems and solutions.
     
  3. scbaNE2179

    scbaNE2179 Barracuda

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    Being on mostly livaboards, I can attest this is definitely true. I have seen divers take these courses and from what I've witnessed, the attention is less than stellar given all the other jobs the crew has on board. Specific specialties may warrant more attention than others but I think most people agree taking a course while on vacation is kind of a distraction from enjoying your time off.

    I think the only specialty that may be the least demanding would be Nitrox, but given you're on a Blackbeards trip, this would be irrelevant given BB does not offer Nitrox. A NX course is all bookwork and no diving is involved unless the boat offers NX.

    Lastly, I'm a firm believer in supporting your LDS as much as possible-so if you can and able to, consider helping out your LDS with doing the course prior to your trip.
     
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  4. pconsidine

    pconsidine ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Agree with you 100%
     

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