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How many dives until your DM

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Seasquatch, May 14, 2004.

  1. Seasquatch

    Seasquatch Angel Fish

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    How many dives did you do before beginning your dive master training?
     
  2. Atticus

    Atticus Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Tahoe
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    About 50.
     
  3. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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    One hundred +
     
  4. WVMike

    WVMike Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northern WV
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    one hundred and twenty
     
  5. UndrWatrDan

    UndrWatrDan Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ft Worth, Texas (DFW Area)
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  6. Kim

    Kim Here for my friends..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As many as possible!! (I like my DM's to be experienced!)
     
  7. Seasquatch

    Seasquatch Angel Fish

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    Is there anything wrong with starting with about 30 or 40? (thats where i will be). Except experience that is. Just looking to get to the instructor sceen ASAP
     
  8. LUBOLD8431

    LUBOLD8431 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Western MA
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    I had 150 dives before I became a SSI Divecon, and about 250 before I became an Instructor. I think experience teaches you what the classroom and pool can not. I think you should wait until you have at least 75 dives to start your DM. Everyone is different though, and you could be a great diver at 50 dives. I dont think the extra dives will hurt you before you start the dive leadership process.
     
  9. O-ring

    O-ring Solo Diver

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    Why, are the oceans drying up? :wink:
     
  10. Wendy

    Wendy Divemaster

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    What's the big rush.

    I personally wouldn't want a DM that I had more experience than. New divers look to the DM for guidence and help, and how is a DM going to do that if they are still a newbie themselves.

    I had 120+ dives before I started my DM course.
     

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