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Proof of SSI certs and specialties

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by eartaker, May 18, 2008.

  1. Codiak

    Codiak Solo Diver

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    Location: Beaver Lake, Nebraska
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    Just checked and this site is open Dive leaders and shops only, I wish they would open it to rec divers.
     
  2. artbymusia

    artbymusia Angel Fish

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    I am in need of a way to get a replacement dive card with SSI. My card and log book are MIA. I do have the information of when, where and with whom I got my initial certification. Can anyone help. the divessi.com site is not very user friendly and I can not seem to find the form to get replacement cards. Thanks in advance for your help.
    AJ
     
  3. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, but dive in FL. Not true anymore, as I di
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    I just did this - it works!

    Good info to know...
     
  4. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, but dive in FL. Not true anymore, as I di
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    Why not simply take the SSI Dixe Control Specialist course? I did some research and believe it is a much better training course than the other.
     
  5. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner Rest in Peace

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    Location: San Pedro, Belize and Oxford, UK
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    Unless you're planning on becoming an instructor there's little benefit in getting either PADI DM or SSI DCS. If you just want to "progress" and raise new challenges in your diving then do an intro-tech course.

    If you do want to work in diving then decide which agency you want to teach for and move to them for the duration. Though I advise you that there's no money in diving!
     
  6. Don Wray

    Don Wray Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sardis lake, Ms.
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    Well,enlighten us then..I've done both, let's see what your perception is.
     
  7. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, but dive in FL. Not true anymore, as I di
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    You enlighten us; as you wrote, you did both. Your experience is much more valuable than my opinion, isn't it? :D
     
  8. Don Wray

    Don Wray Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sardis lake, Ms.
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    Your the one that did the research and wish to pontificate. Be my guest.:popcorn: Please enlighten us with your "research"
     
  9. donooo

    donooo Instructor, Scuba

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    I am a PADI DM and an SSI DCS and I don't want to be an instructor. Did I do something wrong ?

    don O
     
  10. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner Rest in Peace

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    Location: San Pedro, Belize and Oxford, UK
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    I said "little" benefit, not "no" benefit. Obviously there are exceptions and you sound like one of them. But tell me, do you actively use these qualifications, or did you just get them for the experience and because it was nice to have the cards?
     

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