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Edge/HOG Equipment Service Clinic Standards Change!

Discussion in 'Edge Gear' started by Jim Lapenta, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    For those of you who have been putting off the Edge/HOG reg tech class because you don't have that technical diving cert good news.

    You don't need it now!

    Jack at Edge/HOG along with several of us who teach the class have been working with TDI to get the standards changed. Yesterday they became official.

    All you need to take the class is to own a HOG or Edge regulator, be 18 yrs of age, and a certified diver.
    I just got off the phone with Jack and clarified this as to the Edge regs.
    Note that whether you have a HOG D3 and Zenith combo or an Edge EXP with Edge Second stage, the class is still supposed to go into detail on the reg(s) you actually own AND provide an overview of all of them.

    Instructors will still be evaluating students to make sure they have the aptitude necessary for this.

    There is also a statement of understanding you must sign that acknowledges that the cert is good for servicing regs that you personally own. Servicing others regs is not authorized.

    If you need to locate an instructor a page is being developed on the Edge/HOG website. Of course you can always contact me :wink:
     
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  2. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

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    Excellent
     
  3. Pao

    Pao Manta Ray

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    How about stretching it a bit more? I live on the other side of the Pacific where there are no official HOG distributors/instructors. How about a web based course with mentoring via video link? BTW - I know I'm gonna die if I do it :)
     
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  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    There is a distributor in Australia. Note that this is not a HOG course as in the mfg is putting it on. The course is taught by independent TDI instructors.
     
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  5. Pao

    Pao Manta Ray

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    Still too far...
     
  6. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

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    And I thought I was out of luck being in New Mexico and needing to travel for the class that is a real trip to find an instructor.
     
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  7. tech3324

    tech3324 Lionfish

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  8. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Hey Jim, how many spare beds do you have?
     
  9. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    When are they going to just publish the two sentences of Secret Lore?
     
  10. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What if you want to be certified to work on someone else's Hog?

    Manufacturer course through a dive shop?
     

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