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I'm a SeaSigns instructor if you have any questions

Discussion in 'SeaSigns' started by lucybuykx, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. lucybuykx

    lucybuykx Scuba Media & Publications

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    I trained as a SeaSigns instructor last year and have taught a couple of courses. My students all had a great time. You might think that a signing course would be quiet but its not. Having learned a few more words, everyone starts making up their own sentences. And then the instructor is in trouble every time they turn their back!

    I have recently got approval to teach the course as a PADI Distinctive Specialty, which means I can exam my students and give them a certification towards their Master Scuba Diver. I'm not sure who is more excited, me or them!

    If you have any questions about the course then feel free to ask.
     
  2. Packhorse

    Packhorse Solo Diver

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  3. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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  4. lucybuykx

    lucybuykx Scuba Media & Publications

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    You are spot on H2Andy. It teaches a vocabulary of around 100 additional signs for divers. Many of them are based on American Sign Language, and they are all approved by the major training agencies.

    Seeing as I work in Yorkshire I also teach the signs for "beer" and a selection of (mild) insults!
     
  5. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'd be happy to have everyone signal air pressure in a universal way!

    Short of an instructed course is Sea Signs available for home study?

    Pete
     
  6. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Dive Shop

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    Hi buddy, we are an sea signs centre as well, so welcome!! Whereabouts in Yorkshire tha knows are ya?
     
  7. lucybuykx

    lucybuykx Scuba Media & Publications

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    Hi Pete, I am considering teaching the signs by webcam, however the course requires a confined water dive which is a little more difficult to arrange over the ether!
     
  8. lucybuykx

    lucybuykx Scuba Media & Publications

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    I'm in Sheffield and work with Tigerdive. We are hoping to get all our Seals through the aquamission soon as well as the grown ups!
     
  9. EastcoastdiverLLC

    EastcoastdiverLLC Dive Charter

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    I teach the courses as well and get rave reviews. The students really seem to enjoy the course. I also teach the course as a destinctive specialty through SDI and YSCUBA. How to you maket the course to your students? Any suggestions?
     
  10. Normoxic Diver

    Normoxic Diver Angel Fish

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    Hi lucybuykx,

    Is there any ''special'' or common u/w signs that could be useful for handicapped/ sight impaired divers......?
     

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