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New designations for advanced diver certifications

Discussion in 'SEI Diving' started by Jim Lapenta, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Advanced OW Level Names
    Beginning September 1, 2012 the changed names of the advanced courses will go into effect. This will better align with the CMAS "star" levels.

    Wall certificates and certification cards will show these new designations.

    The new levels are:

    Advanced Diver Level 1
    (formerly OW+)

    Advanced Diver Level 2
    (formerly AD OW)

    Advanced Diver Level 3
    (formerly AD OW+)

    Master Diver Level 4
    (formerly Master Diver)
     
  2. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Glad to hear it. The “Master” designation is such a gross overstatement it is laughable… and offensive to most US Navy divers. I hope the other agencies follow.
     
  3. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    I doubt they will. I have a level 4 Master Diver student now. Hedoesn't really care about the designation. What he cares about is getting the instructor level knowledge and skills without the teaching component. I don't see other agencies developing or offering an actual master diver course like we have and that NAUI offers as well.

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