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Finished another course

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by iguana751, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. iguana751

    iguana751 Angel Fish

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    Location: Vancouver
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    Just finished my SSI Equipment Speciality. I like SSI courses that do not have dives because I can complete them quickly. This is the fourth SSI Speciality I have taken and the second that I have completed. I am also working on my SSI Navigation and my SSI Night courses. I did the theory and tests for both courses in October 2011 but my instructor has not had time to do the dives. I talked to him about it during my Equipment course and he said he will try to do my navigation and night dives this summer. Then I will have my SSI AOW card.
     
  2. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

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    Location: canada
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    you did your classes in oct 2011 ??and he has not had time in the last year and a half to do your dives ?? = not cool
     
  3. redacted

    redacted Guest

    SSi should be proud.
     
  4. mrokern

    mrokern Nassau Grouper

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    Just a thought, but might be time to find an instructor who actually can go diving with students...
     
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  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    Completing courses quickly is not always a good thing. And why courses with no dives should count towards an AOW card is something I cannot fathom. It should be about diving. Knowledge is good but skills are also the mark of an advanced level diver. And I would question if the stuff done two years ago now would even count.

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  6. iguana751

    iguana751 Angel Fish

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    Location: Vancouver
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    I took the equipment course because it was included when I brought my equipment from the instructor/dive shop two years ago.

    I have been doing all my courses lately with a PADI RecTec instructor. He does the dives a day or two after the theory which is the way I like it. I am finding PADI a LOT more through than SSI.
     
  7. Teller

    Teller Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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    This isnt a PADI or SSI issue. Its a instructor issue.
     
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  8. iguana751

    iguana751 Angel Fish

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    Location: Vancouver
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    In my part of the world ALL the SSI shops/instructors do classes the same way. That is why I switched to PADI. They are a lot more on the ball than SSI.

    I only reason I am after the SSI instructor to do my dives is because I paid for the courses and I want to finish.
     
  9. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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