Instructors dive log

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by argos59, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. argos59

    argos59 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
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    I was told that some instructors log dives they do during check out dives during ow classes, is that true ?
     
  2. String

    String Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Cayman
    8,460
    331
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    Some agencies have a part of the debrief where they're meant to sign students log and vice versa to get in the habit of doing it.
     
  3. pir8

    pir8 NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Philadelphia
    2,659
    4
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    I count training days as 1 dive and have students sign my book.
     
  4. amascuba

    amascuba Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Converse, TX
    2,238
    23
    38
    As a divemaster, I've always done it. Why not do it?
     
  5. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

    # of Dives:
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    20,732
    3,298
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    I'd agree... why not. Probably more challenging dives than most they do for fun.
     
  6. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: On a large pile of smokin' A'a, the most isolated
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  7. dmmike

    dmmike Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Connecticut
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    Always, and why. For several reasons:

    First, it's a dive and I log all my dives......:D

    Second, we tell the students to log thier dives... so lead by example...;)

    Third, my wife has all the students sign her log and they seem to get a kick out of it...:rofl3:

    Fourth, bottom time is bottom time no matter how you get it.....:11:
     
  8. Scubasw

    Scubasw Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Maryland
    178
    14
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    If it counts as a dive for the student why wouldn't it count as a dive for me:confused:
    Seriously I always count my morning session as a single long extended dive, no mater how many times I go up and down with groups of students. I then count the afternoon session as a second dive that day.
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Scuba Instructor

    18,583
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    Why would an instructor not log them?
     
  10. Ann Marie

    Ann Marie be happy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    3,491
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    Not only do I log my dives with students, I have them sign it, and I list what we saw and did on the dives. I make the students do the same in their log books. Heck, I even have some sea critter stamps that I let my students decorate their log books with (made by justleesa!).
     
  11. dive_lover88

    dive_lover88 Single Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Singapore...(A nice city where i'm loving it!!)(".
    3,692
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    my instructor friend does it...
     
  12. Warren_L

    Warren_L Tech Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    3,093
    48
    38
    A dive with a student or a group of students is a dive in my log. If I take two different groups on two o/w dive #1s, I log two. One for each. A dive for a student or a group is a bonafide dive. So it is for me also.
     
  13. ECR

    ECR Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St Louis, MO, USA
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    Absolutely! The best reason, already mentioned by several above, is that it sets a good example. And I certainly don't see it as cheapening the count. Those are working dives, with in most cases more opportunity for learning experiences than any purely recreational dive.

    --ECR
     
  14. shurite7

    shurite7 Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Missoula, MT
    252
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    I too log my dives with students. Why not.

    When I first moved to the Islands the other instructor's use to give me a bad time for logging them.

    After the hurricane, most of the staff left the island. Before many left we discussed our first dive on the island when we arrived. Most could not remember which site they dived first, but I was able to look up my logs and find out. In the end some of them had wished they log their dives just for clear memory.

    Salaam

    Chris
     

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