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Percentage of divers who go beyond openwater?

Discussion in 'SDI/TDI/ERDI' started by Jayfarmlaw, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
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    Lol no pissing match at all here I just thought your cut and dried diver profile assessment and words "Top 1%" were somewhat amusing. You would have an idea of how many hundreds of thousands of DMs are out there I don't, I just know every third diver I bump into is invariably a DM. Be proud of that if you're a good one, you put in the hours and dollars, have a sense of humour too.
     
  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    6,393
    6,433
    113
    Poll started What is your highest certification?

    Not scientific, but it's a try.


    Bob
     
  3. Todd Whitworth

    Todd Whitworth Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: British Columbia
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    I got my OW in July of 2018 and fell in love with the sport. I went ahead and got my AOW and RD last year, and two days ago I enrolled in a divemaster program! Very excited, with the appropriate amount of nervousness.
     
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  4. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    I feel your pain. I have a real problem walking past a boltsnap or double-ender in a shop without getting my credit card out. Do I need any more? Absolutely not! Do I want any more? Maybe just the one.

    I'm not proud of it, but maybe coming out in a supportive group like this is the first step to recovery.

    However putting enticing photos like your beautiful collection of shinny on display is starting to give me the DT's.
     
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  5. BenjaminF

    BenjaminF Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Israel
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    But surely buying just one more can't hurt? Right? After all, if I can't outfit more than 2 divers just from my spares I don't really have a problem...
     
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  6. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Savannah, GA
    1,501
    1,117
    113
    You guys are making me feel better about tearing apart my BC in the winter, moving things 1/4”, putting that damn pocket back on, taking it off again, looking at myself wearing it in the blue mirror again... Sad, really, really sad.
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    5,450
    3,822
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    Given the costs of doing DM locally (I know the costs as friends did it last year), I can do ITT and AN/DP - just course fees - for less than what DM is. DMs here help with courses and crew the dive boat(s) - they also have to have solo cert to crew the boat. Lotta money to shell out to schlep people’s gear around and herd students at the quarry. No way. Local folks push DM on me like SBers push Fundies. I have a standard answer for both sets of people. A very strongly worded no.
     
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