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Advanced Cert time frame?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Tahoe Gal, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM.

  1. Tahoe Gal

    Tahoe Gal Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tahoe
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    Can anyone tell me what the time frame is to complete your 5 dives after completing your coursework for advanced? Thank you. My son and I have done the online coursework and I wasn’t sure if we have to complete everything within a certain time limit.
     
  2. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
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    I think it is one year but your instructor would be the best source for this.
     
  3. Tahoe Gal

    Tahoe Gal Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tahoe
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    I did the e-learning course through Padi and we don’t have an instructor yet for advanced dives,
     
  4. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: London
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    Do you have an email from PADI with a link for questions ?

    I would ask them.
     
  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    2,520
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    PADI Americas office in California- 800-729-7234
     
  6. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
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    I believe you can locate somebody/someplace you want to work with and just go with them. As long as they are PADI instructors it should work out.
     
  7. Matt Vandercook

    Matt Vandercook Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    your e learning is only good for one year, each module will have a completion date, its the individual completion dates that matter. finish your ocean dives before any of the dates reach 1 year old and you'll be good.

    our shop does it over 1 week,
    the week before an email goes out with instructions and a discussion of which 3 of the 5 adventure dives everyone wants to do (navigation and deep are required leaving 3 for the students/instructor to decide)
    Tuesday is book work, and logistics
    Thursday is pool and any additional book work or lecture, this means meeting before the pool session (nitrox specialty test and analyzing demo things like that)
    Saturday ocean dives 1-3 (we do night dives with advanced)
    Sunday boat dives, ocean dives 4 and 5
    Sunday after the boat gets back to the dock another dive for specialties if needed (drysuit is popular in our area)

    you could skip the Tuesday session, but it may be beneficial to show up any way to get to know your classmates and go over logistics with your instructor. the shop you do it with may vary but most places have a similar schedule.
     
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  8. NorCalDM

    NorCalDM Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vacaville California
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    Something else to consider is what dives you will be doing for your advanced depending on were you complete your dives not all the elective dives may be possible. I would get an instructor first and figure out what would be best before you complete a bunch of homework that is not needed deep and navigation are a sure bet as they are required. It shows you are in Tahoe there are plenty of instructors up there.
     
  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    11,968
    2,520
    113
    My guess is it would be very unusual to find a shop where all the elective dives were available. On my old school course in '06 I just did all the knowledge reviews before the course started, as a wasn't sure which ones to do. Can't hurt, but I don't know how that fits in with e learning today.
     

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