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Post by RDBradish » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:36 pm

Biggest advantage of SDI for me is you are not required to go to a location to become an instructor. Like NAUI, a long as you have and Instructor trainer and Examiner, you can do it at a facility. At Air Hogs, for example, we have (4) Instructor Trainers for SDI, TDI and ERD, allowing us to certify through Instructor in all three organizations.
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Post by leam » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:11 am

I've been helping with an OW class for a few weeks and it has opened my eyes about the basics. Well, it has given me a new appreciation for them. I deeply enjoy helping others learn. Being an assistant in the class pushes me to practice my basics. To understand why we do them. To learn how to explain them to people who are just getting into the water without drowning them in detail.

It's the joy of learning to dive all over again!
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Post by Bill D » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:37 am

Glad you are having fun working with people who are new to the sport.
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Post by leam » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:17 am

Spent this past weekend helping the OW class at Devil's Den and Ginnie Springs. Another step up for them and certainly a step up for me helping in class. I am enjoying it more than I expected. Of course, there's still a lot for me to learn about helping others learn.

Going with Steve C on the 26 Apr 14 AS trip so I can scope out NC coast diving and mentally link things to teach with actual "here's the boat, let's go diving" type experience.
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Post by Bill D » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:17 pm

You should have a blast diving with Steve C. I may take a day off of work when we have another warm day and the seas are calm in order to get a couple of dives in.
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Post by leam » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:58 pm

Finished up IANTD Adv Rec Trimix this weekend. Really fun dive in the Jocassee graveyard. Clear head at 150 FFW on the wall. Well, as clear as can be expected, given the starting point...

Now to do more dives.
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Post by leam » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:27 am

Three dive trips last week and my body is feeling it! The first one found me helping with an OW student, the second was a dive pro dive just checking out catfish while a couple guys got time in their new dry suits. Saturday I did a tour for some folks wanting recreational level deep experience and then I helped a lady who has been out of the water for a long time. Effectively four dives, half in tech gear and half in my recreational rig.

Looking to finish up DiveCon this week. Have just finished up a few TDI non-diving specialties; VIP Tech, Air FSO, and Nitrox Gas Blender. Working to have O2 Service Tech by the end of the month and am doing visuals and working on gear.
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Post by Steve_Campbell » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:01 am

Sounds like a busy and rewarding weekend.

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Post by leam » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:22 am

Yeah Steve, I need to go back to work to recover!

Passed my DiveCon exam. Now back to the O2 Service Tech work.
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Re: Small progress bar

Post by TONY CHANEY » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:09 pm

Congrats Leam!
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