- Reaction score
- Southern New England, USA
- # of dives
- 50 - 99
I think the key here is "beginning" versus "open water". One can be "open water certified" and still be a "beginner". One can be "advanced open water" certified, and still be a beginner.
Or, on can be Open Water (or Advanced Open Water), and be a very experienced diver too (I.E. NOT a beginner) .