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American divers get no respect

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by kneptoon, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    Thank you.
     
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  2. MMM

    MMM Giant Squid Staff Member

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  3. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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    That is a shame. I thought it was a very informative thread. Could you not have a copy in this 'pub' place? I thought it was only the EU which had enshrined a right to be forgotten.
     
  4. Aquavelvet

    Aquavelvet Divemaster Candidate

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    Thank goodness some sanity has been restored to this thread. I'm much more interested in equivalency between agencies. Props to the mods.


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  5. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

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    I have no interest whatever in equivalency between agencies, few of which have any real legitimacy. The manifest ignorance, stupidity, and humo(u)rlessness afflicting so many earthlings and entities was the overarching topic under discussion, and wonderfully entertaining it was at times. Interagency differences, enthusiastic dedication to systems, and nationalistic pride are all obvious manifestations of those endlessly amusing mental defects.

    It seems the resolve of Peter Pan to resist growing up must inevitably crumble under the leaden weight of sober earnest seriousness.
     
  6. I would have no issue with the French enforcing their local 'standards' ... IF..... they VERY clearly and broadly let it be known ...UP FRONT.....that PADI divers are unwelcome and unable to dive there so that all the 'inferior' divers/tourists don't bother wasting their time (and MONEY) bringing their valuable tourist $ into their economy!

    Also, with respect to needing 'superior' training standards in French Polynesia, I call B.S.! As far as I can tell, it's still tropical, warm water, high visibility, single AL 80 style diving under benign conditions, no biggie. Seriously, how much deco diving is being done on single tanks ? Based on my reading, the only possible 'issue' with local diving might be currents, but I HIGHLY doubt the currents there are any worse than I've encountered in numerous other dive locations, and I HIGHLY doubt the CMAS training has a special chapter/element in it where you are REQUIRED to do training dives in a high-current environment in order to be CMAS certified.
     
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  7. dfx

    dfx Regular of the Pub

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    Nah, they would be 12-litre tanks :tongue:
     
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  8. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Must it? Let's test that claim by injecting a little (American) humor relevant to the OP.

    [video=youtube;G3KD0opfIUI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3KD0opfIUI[/video]

    [video=youtube;z7c_OMWp21g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7c_OMWp21g[/video]

    ---------- Post added October 22nd, 2014 at 09:36 PM ----------

    You think? I would've guessed 15L 200bar :tongue:
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    The only issues you are going to see in FP is with your depth. They don't recognize PADI AOW to allow you to do dives to 130 ft. They will require you to have PADI Rescue certification to qualify for the dives you would normally qualify for based on your AOW card.
     
  10. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    If they're adhering to CMAS standards, it's logical. CMAS One star ≈ PADI OW and CMAS Two star ≈ PADI Rescue. There is no CMAS certification equivalent to PADI's AOW.
     

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