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Cave Training and Etiquette Real or Imaginary?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by GDI, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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  2. GDI

    GDI Artificer of Havoc & Kaos ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Exactly
     
  3. GDI

    GDI Artificer of Havoc & Kaos ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The issues of The NACD Instructor Violations thread may be interesting reading for many. This threads intent is still very much of interest to the agencies wanting to know more of what needs to be done to improve cave diver training. I was quite glad to discuss some of the points mentioned within this thread today with some fellow cave instructors.

    Anyway we are all still interested in following up on many of the items listed here. One thing that came up was the mentoring procedures used during instructor development and why agencies such as the NACD and NSS-CDS have four levels of cave instructors while others have as few as two.

    Ok Fair question I think. The NACD felt it necessary to better develop the cave diver introducing aspects of cave deco and minor navigation. This also allowed for the student who still needed more development to practice before achieving full cave status. The Apprentice level is a temporary cert of 1 year duration (unless the diver continues directly onward to full cave under the watchful eye of a cave instructor). we considered this a s the stage of fine tuning. The student cave diver progressively moved towards more complex navigation and penetration.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
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