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Diver Certification

Discussion in 'Hawai'i' started by oahu_diver, Aug 18, 2011.

What is your highest certification and do you plan to continue taking courses?

  1. Not Certified

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Open Water

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Advanced Open Water

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Rescue Diver

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  5. Master Diver

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  6. Divemaster

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  7. Instructor

    12 vote(s)
    27.3%
  8. YES

    28 vote(s)
    63.6%
  9. NO

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  1. oahu_diver

    oahu_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Oahu (Hawaii)
    80
    8
    0
    Just trying to get some info for some research. Thanks for voting.
     
  2. oahu_diver

    oahu_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Oahu (Hawaii)
    80
    8
    0
    So, question...this post has almost 60 views, but only 12 people have voted. Can anyone speculate why someone would read this post and not vote? Just curious.
     
  3. KrisB

    KrisB IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    3,507
    15
    0
    I would guess because of an incongruity between the topic and the poll question.

    When I saw the topic, I thought it was someone wondering where they should get certified or what process, etc... when they were in Hawaii on vacation.
     
  4. Akimbo

    Akimbo ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Mendocino, California
    5,372
    3,157
    113
    You would get a much greater response if posted in the Basic Forum, unless you want geographic specificity. If you do post again, I suggest changing “Master Diver”, a designation in the US Navy and requires the better part of a career to earn, to “Master Scuba Diver”, the name used by most certifying agencies (NAUI, PADI, SDI) and is slightly above rookie status.

    To be of use, you may also want to include “Other”. I don’t know if it is possible for the Scubaboard Moderators, but they may be able to provide this information compiled from member profiles.
     
  5. oahu_diver

    oahu_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Oahu (Hawaii)
    80
    8
    0
    Thanks for the replies. I was looking for geographic specificity for this one. But I might post it in the basic forum later to get more data. I will probably add more categories too...maybe add the "other" and maybe "military diver"
     
  6. Doppler

    Doppler Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    1,846
    113
    Your list is incomplete and has nothing for any diver who has advanced beyond basic sport training. This too may help to explain why more views than responses. Certainly why I did not bother to fill it in.
     
  7. oahu_diver

    oahu_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Oahu (Hawaii)
    80
    8
    0
    Very true...I forgot about technical diving. I will add it in the future.
     
  8. ron_cooper

    ron_cooper ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort McMurray, Alta. Canada
    146
    0
    0
    Why only Padi certs? I have gone on without aiming at instructing.
     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

    # of Dives:
    Location: Puerto Galera, Philippines
    4,085
    822
    113
    Posting in the Hawaii forum doesn't gaurantee that... I found the poll looking in the New Threads, didn't even notice what forum it was in until I read this post
     
  10. oahu_diver

    oahu_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives:
    Location: Oahu (Hawaii)
    80
    8
    0
    Doesn't have to be PADI...could be any agency...just pick the one that is closest to your level.

    Thanks.
     

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