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OW to Instructor in 23 days

Discussion in 'Going Pro' started by AlexKilpatrick, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Some would be ready to teach at 100 dives while many, many others are unfit to teach even after thousands of dives. Many instructors just don't have the sense God gave a goose and they certainly pose a risk to their students largely due to their hubris. If you "don't get it", I'm afraid that even 30 months of training may fail to make you a competent instructor. If you do "get it", then 30 days might be sufficient. It depends on the person and their motivation for excellence.
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Me: (To Manager) Can I get a refund?

    No, 100 dives to take the IE. You can begin the IDC with 60 which is the exit requirement for DM.
     
  3. String

    String Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Cayman
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    You can take the IE with 61 if the course director allows it.

    Its 100 to be put into teaching status following succesful completion of the IE.
     
  4. tomboyy

    tomboyy Carnival ride inspector ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: South Carolina
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    sitting home and being lazy and all you can come up with is this ? :D
     
  5. mikemill

    mikemill Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sacramento, CA
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    The "OW to Instructor" vs "AOW to Instructor" is simply semantics. OP probably means "You are OW certified and they take you to Instructor" and the website means "We train you starting at AOW to Instructor". Both are correct. For the math inclined: (OW,Instructor] vs [AOW, Instructor]

    The program is an interesting one. I can see someone who has been diving for a long time and deciding to become an instructor being a good candidate for this.
     
  6. AlexKilpatrick

    AlexKilpatrick Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Austin, TX
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    Actually, the program title is AOW to Instructor, but the requirements say you just have to be OW. AOW is just a few dives anyway. I don't see that it makes any difference.

    I don't see where you get this conclusion from. Whether you think the program is worthwhile or not, there are people being certified as instructors this way. Why would it not be worthy of discussion?
     
  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    What? I can't comment because I became a Grotto Guide under the previous administration (Hal Watts)? I have known Hal from the early 70s and worked on his car while I was in High School. I was privileged to have Hal be the one who oriented me and made me a Grotto Guide. He might look like the Crypt Keeper, but don't underestimate the man.

    I believe that the program now being taught is SDI/TDI, but I am not certain. I know that it's not PADI. Who will be certain is LouMa as he starts working there Monday Morning. I do know that there will be a complete revision of their instructor course and that Lou will probably be able to have some input on that. Lou is a NAUI and SDI/TDI instructor and has the highest ethics. I would trust him teaching my kids to Scuba.

    I like the direction Capt Ray Black has taken the Grotto. He has cleaned it up and made it look professional. I talked to him today and there are some major changes that will be rolled just around DEMA time. I am sure that he and the Grotto will do great.
     
  8. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Norway
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    Heck for $4300 you could probably get an instructor to yourself for three weeks at some tropical dive resort :p
     
  9. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Olowalu, Maui
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    Well, the title of the above linked page is "Scuba Instructor Training, NAUI Instructor School, Become A Diving Instructor."

    If some Thailand Instructor Factory was the subject of a well worded thread starting op, what would your opinion be of the statement "never been on a regulator to instructor in 30 days"? :idk:
     
  10. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Olowalu, Maui
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    OK, I just did a yahoo search for "dive instructor requirements"; click on the third listing on the search page (The Way The World Learns To Dive - padi.com); in the center of the page is a section titled PADI Scuba Diving Courses; upper right sub-section is Professional Courses; click on third link (Become a Scuba Instructor); scroll down to Prerequisites;

    This post is now bracketed with ignorant drivel. :idk:

     

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