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Course recommendations? Advanced recreational diver.

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Rickk, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. rduquesnoy

    rduquesnoy Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Agree 100%.

    After fundamentals you can always proceed with other courses like cave or technical.
     
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  2. guyharrisonphoto

    guyharrisonphoto ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida, USA
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    Well, spending money on diving is always better than spending it on courses!
     
  3. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

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    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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    SDI Solo was my last course. It reinforced fundamentals, dive planning and, of course, redundancies. The bonus for me was being able to dive solo on LOB trips and not getting paired up with an inexperienced DB.
     
  4. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Talk to Andy, l’m sure he could put together the training you want. Unless you are more interested in a card than the training.



    Good luck

    Bob
     
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  5. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
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    I have all the cards I need to do the dives I want to do, with the exception of wreck.

    I just want to be on the list when the dive shop staff talks about the 10 best divers that had all year at their Xmas party.
     
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  6. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
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    +1 for GUE fundies or UTD Essentials (depends on what is more convenient for you). You already know about Andy Davis, who is a niche instructor, focusing on more tech and sidemount. You seem to fall into the category of customers that seek him out: highly motivated in improving skills, so that may work out. I hope to one day take an advanced wreck with him, and possibly some remedial sidemount training for any shortcomings he sees I may have.
     
  7. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
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    I will be seeking him out, he is in Subic and my current plans are to go from Puerto Galera to Moalboal for a month or so. It may be into the summer when I can get to Subic.

    There are GUE courses in Moalboal so I will look into that when I get there
     
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