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Diving without license/certification card

Discussion in 'AUSI: Associated Underwater Scuba Instructors' started by climax101, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. dead dog

    dead dog Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SoCal via Pittsburgh, Pa.
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    And who certified Connie Limbaugh to be the big cheese ? Someone with a lot of letters behind their name ? Scripps had no authority to teach diving, and to this date they don't teach diving.

    Did you ever see a Scripps C-card ? Yes, we are in a depauperate state of diving certification today.
     
  2. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Great Lakes + Northern Florida + Marsh Harbor
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    Uhh ... you won't be able to get tanks filled or go on boat charters or some trips. Save yourself the trouble and get an actual card. You may know all the skills and be a good diver - none of that matters without a card. No one cares what skills you have if you don't have a certification.
     
  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
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    Uhh... The post you're replying to is some five years old.
     
  4. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Great Lakes + Northern Florida + Marsh Harbor
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    huh - well hopefully they followed through. I don't usually worry about dates on posts because scuba information hardly goes out of date :) I'd answer it if it was 10 years old. Someone will find it useful.
     
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  5. XMEtienne

    XMEtienne Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Switzerland / USA / East Africa
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    I'm so impressed, and you brag about it on ScubaBoard?!?! Well done mate, this shows how responsible you are!!!

    Now, why don't you try a deep dive a 80 meters deep for a good 25 minutes (if your tank can last that long), then come straight up to the surface and then get back to us and tell us how good was your dive (if you comeback alive)!

    I am utterly shocked to read such comments on Scubaboard, I firmly believe that your attitude is fully irresponsible and dangerous! What surprises me even more is how on God's name did you manage to rent gears, or refill tanks and maybe even go diving with a dive center providing you with a buddy! That is a pure mystery, and should one of our fellow professional have facilitated your little Under Water Adventure, I sincerely hope him ending up facing and taking responsibility of wrongful doings!

    I have seen almost everything in my 20 years of diving and over 3'000 dives, but no one has ever managed to dive under my supervision without a valid diving certification, and should you try I would kick your a_s out of my diving center...

    It is well known ignorance kills! just go for it, we'll have one less irresponsible guy populating earth!
     
  6. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    Do you have some fantasy that it is impossible to learn about NDL's without taking a class? Some of the best divers I ever dove with have no C-cards but they do have a 20+ year history of diving a lot of dives a year.
     
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  7. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
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    I'm self taught... The science of skin and scuba diving and navy tables... But that was only 42+ years ago...

    Jim....
     
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  8. XMEtienne

    XMEtienne Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Switzerland / USA / East Africa
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    That's about been responsible and liabilities! Would you feel comfortable having a dive with a non certified diver? Out of air do you seriously think he will be able to preform a buddy breathing safely, what about underwater panic, buddy separation... and and and... Condoning such behavior really shows your level of responsibility! Someone like him should sent to court for endangering someone's life, I am quite amazed that and somebody like you certified Padi and Naui accepts it and even makes excuses for him?!?!?!
     
  9. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
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    Here's an example of what people did before there was such a thing as certification:

    Popular Science Archive

    The article begins on page 160, I think.
     
  10. redacted

    redacted Guest

    One year experience and 20 +/- dives without a c-card versus a newly minted card - tough choice.

    You need to lighten up.

    No card will limit diving opportunities but not skills.
     
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