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pdf/digital copy of SSI OW manual?

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by jallen013, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jallen013

    jallen013 Angel Fish

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    i have two hard copies of the SSI OW manual but would like a pdf/digital copy to throw on my ipad. anyone know of one (short of sending one of my hard copies to a scanner)?
     
  2. kerrycorcoran

    kerrycorcoran Barracuda

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    I'd be interested in this as well!
     
  3. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You do realize that unless it is published by SSI in that form, it will be a copyright violation, don't you?
     
  4. Bandeko

    Bandeko Dive Shop

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    I'm fairly certain if SSI, or any of the other agencies, made a copy of their OW Manual available as a PDF, they would be out of business. They sell books for a living... So like as cardinal rule of scuba diving states, don't hold your breath.
     
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  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just to add, why do you want this? Assuming that you are already certified, you should know almost everything in that manual well enough already. There may be a few things you want for handy reference, but I would think it would just be a few things. You can scan the few pages you need easily, or you can open a new file, take notes in easy to access format, and save it.
     
  6. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    If you are an SSI professional, you can load it by going to SSI's web site, signing on to ODiN, go to the "My Downloads" part, then drill down through the files to find the OW manual. The manual is available to SSI professionals only, otherwise the manual must be purchased through an SSI dealer.
     
  7. dfx

    dfx Regular of the Pub

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    Not if you scan your own copy.
     
  8. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was referring to the purpose of this thread--sending scanned copyright material to someone else as was requested.
     
  9. Bandeko

    Bandeko Dive Shop

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    Actually Tammy, ODiN only allows instructors to download the open water instructor manual, not the open water student manual. The instructor manual is really a big outline, so its not very useful to someone that doesn't know the material very well already.
     
  10. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    Ah, sorry, I misread. I thought that they had asked for an OWSI manual.... my bad. Thank you for the correction.
     

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