• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

DIR Class Reports - A Consolidated Inventory?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by lv2dive, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. lv2dive

    lv2dive Formerly known as KatePNAtl Staff Member

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake City, FL
    2,726
    1,971
    113
    There was a request earlier for links to class reports for a specific regions, and someone from another region recently posed a question about passing fundies and what happened if one didn't. I've posted links to my class reports several times and it occurred to me that if we did have ONE thread with links to class reports and key information such as location and instructor that may be very helpful to people who are looking at their options. I did not want to post links to anyone else's reports but several have been posted recently that would be great to be inventoried here. Just a thought!


    Link to Post: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/di...ver-class-report-doug-mudry-march-2011-a.html
    Agency: GUE
    Class: Drysuit
    Instructor: Doug Mudry
    Class Location/s: North FLorida
    Class Date: March 2011
    Author: Kate P
    Post Date:4/1/2011
    Additional Information: Highly recommend class if no previous exposure to GUE. Highly recommend instructor.


    Link to Post: 3rd time's a charm (class report/s from 3 Fundies sessions in 3 months) - LONG
    Agency: GUE
    Class: Fundamentals
    Instructor: Doug Mudry (mostly)
    Class Location/s: North FLorida
    Class Date: April and May 2011
    Author: Kate P
    Post Date: 5/12/2011
    Additional Information: Highly recommend instructor
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  2. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: DFW - Texas
    688
    222
    43
    Great idea, Kate.

    I only wrote a report on the class I took and earned a rec pass. If I get time today, I might write a quick report on my tech upgrade class so folks will understand what they typically entail (with Doug Mudry as an instructor that is....I know some only require 1 day, whereas Doug asks for 2, but there is a valid reason for that, IMO). Anyway, more on that later.

    Here's my report:


    Link to Post: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/di...ss-report-feb-18-23-2013-high-springs-fl.html
    Agency: GUE
    Class: Fundamentals
    Instructor: Doug Mudry
    Class Location/s: North Florida
    Class Date: Feb 2013
    Author: Dan (Cyprian)
    Post Date: 3/5/2013
    Additional Information:
     
    lv2dive likes this.
  3. Pullmyfinger

    Pullmyfinger PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Guam.
    2,278
    741
    113
    This is a great idea, Kate. Here's my report:

    Link to post: Fundamentals Course report. Iwakuni, Japan
    Agency: GUE
    Class: Fundamentals
    Instructor: Thomas and Eriko Jonsson
    Class Location/s: Iwakuni, Japan
    Class Date: 27 June, 2012
    Author: Mitchell Singler (Pullmyfinger)
    Post Date: 03 July 2012
    Additional Information: Highly recommended.
     
    lv2dive likes this.
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

    36,349
    13,586
    0
    We used to have a thread that Cave Diver pulled together, that had all the Fundies reports in it, but I can't find it any more. It was a sticky in the DIR forum for a long time.

    Link to my Fundies report: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/dir/119285-nightly-f-report.html
    Instructor: Steve White (no longer teaches)
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Date: 11/05
    Author: Me and Rick Inman

    My Rec Triox class report: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/dir/182175-rec-triox-desperately-trying-take-diving-new-level.html
    Instructor: Steve White
    Location: Seattle
    Date: 3/07
    Author: Me

    My Cave 1 class report: Cave 1 journal
    Instructor: Danny Riordan
    Location: Quintana Roo, MX
    Date: 4/08
    Author: Me

    My Cave 2 class report: You asked for it -- Cave 2 flow-by-flow
    Instructor: David Rhea
    Location: Gainesville, FL
    Date: 8/09
    Author: Me

    There are a bunch more reports out there -- Mo2vation's 7 part Fundies series, SeaJay's Fundies report, and a bunch of others. I'll spend some time looking for them and bring those URLs here, too.
     
    Compressor and The Chairman like this.
  5. lv2dive

    lv2dive Formerly known as KatePNAtl Staff Member

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake City, FL
    2,726
    1,971
    113
    OK anyone who has not read Lynne's class reports, they are a MUST READ! Maybe not so much for picking an instructor for Fundies since STeve does not teach anymore, but for pure reading enjoyment! Also I don't believe SeaJay's Fundies Instructor is still active with GUE either <G> that his reports were ROFLMAO hysterical. I hope you can find them!

     
  6. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: DFW - Texas
    688
    222
    43
    This is Cave Diver's post:

    http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/basic-scuba-discussions/22200-list-dirf-class-reports.html

    It's actually linked in the sticky "What is DIR?"

    And I could've swore that I had a website link that had even more.....I'll keep looking as well.

    ---------- Post added January 9th, 2014 at 05:26 PM ----------

    Uh, strike that.....I found it, sort of....

    It was on UTD instructor Don Chennavasin's website: Deep Sea Sherpa. However, right now that link and all associated links sends you to an online pharmacy!
     
  7. Beiji

    Beiji DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Syracuse, NY
    616
    130
    43
    Great idea, Kate! I was the one who had requested reports from divers from the Northeast, but a repository of links to all of the reports from divers everywhere would be a wonderful resource for everyone.

    Link to my husband's report on GUE Rec 1: A GUE Entry Level Class for a Complete Noob
    Instructor: Bob Sherwood
    Location: St. Lawrence River, New York
    Class Date: 06/13 to 09/13
    Post Date: 10/13
    Author: Mario Saenz (saenz)

    Link to my short report on GUE Fundamentals: Kind of a Fundies Report
    Instructor: Bob Sherwood
    Location: St. Lawrence River, New York
    Class Date: 07/13 (class), 10/13 (evaluation dive)
    Post Date: 10/13
    Author: Lisa Goodlin (Beiji)

    Link to my report on a private day of training: My Official Introduction to GUE
    Instructor: Bob Sherwood
    Location: St. Lawrence River, New York
    Class Date: 09/11
    Post Date: 10/11
    Author: Lisa Goodlin (Beiji)

     
  8. Griffo

    Griffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    1,350
    637
    113
  9. kathydee

    kathydee Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: So Florida
    3,831
    388
    83
  10. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    7,462
    5,952
    113

Share This Page