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Roatan divemaster internship

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by bobsagget, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. GoProHonduras

    GoProHonduras Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Bay Islands, Honduras
    351
    51
    It is in our terms and conditions. Now you want to define the meaning of "professional level" within the dive industry?
     
  2. RTBDiver

    RTBDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Jacksonville Fl/ Roatan Honduras
    1,397
    203
    You are very wrong, My experiences with shops and instructors from OW through Instructor have all been very good experiences,as was my technical training, I was just interested in why someone would think the free dive thing was important when it comes to DM training and then it took off from there, Would you still be as happy with RG if they never offered the program?

    Actually You have now heard or at least read about Stout suggesting the program he expected was not honored. Also, Many are likely NOT divemasters, or at least not renewed. As I already said, I have no issue helping when I can but if it is expected then that should have been laid out when the program was first mentioned to a DM Candidate

    ---------- Post added May 21st, 2014 at 02:16 PM ----------

    I am quite aware of terms and conditions and the good OLD Bold Blue. Yet so many who were once Pro's are no longer so are those non professionals out of your shops program upon return?
     
  3. GoProHonduras

    GoProHonduras Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Bay Islands, Honduras
    351
    51
    #31 and #24.
     
  4. RTBDiver

    RTBDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Jacksonville Fl/ Roatan Honduras
    1,397
    203
    Well, Its been fun guys but tanks are done and time to go, Gotta get a bigger compressor, too much time on my hands waiting

    How about #27
     
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  5. Stout

    Stout Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Victoria BC Canada
    189
    52

    That's not what you told me via email, Andy. You pretty much said no citing things like wear and tear on weightbelts, tanks as well as mentioned the extra fuel my added weight would cause the boat to consume. I don't have those emails anymore as that computer with it's attendant email program is now an artificial reef so I can't "prove" that you said those things. But you did.

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    When I did my DM, I knew that the dive free for life involved working, that there was more to it than just going diving. I have no problem with that format as it gives me something else to do rather than hanging around, smoking cigarettes, watching other people work and waiting for the "LET"S GO" signal.
     
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  6. RTBDiver

    RTBDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Jacksonville Fl/ Roatan Honduras
    1,397
    203
    The plot thickens
     
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  7. GoProHonduras

    GoProHonduras Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Bay Islands, Honduras
    351
    51
    David, I don't keep records indefinitely but PM me your surname and I will search if I have a record of the email, of course we incur depreciation and costs for every diver, that's why we require assistance and support for our operations in exchange for the diving. Either way the offer is still valid to you!
     
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  8. Stout

    Stout Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Victoria BC Canada
    189
    52
    Well, upon reviewing past correspondence with Andy Phillips at the UDC, it's evident that I was dead wrong about the refusal to honour the dive free for life offer. I'm not going to come up with any lame excuses about reading something wrong as the words " [FONT=&quot]If you wish to return and dive with us David this won’t be an issue" are contained in the body of the email.

    I'd like to extend my sincerest apologies to Andy and the UDC
    [/FONT]for any grief this misunderstanding on my part might have caused.

    Stout
     
  9. KellyAsh

    KellyAsh IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
    109
    16
    Yes I would still endorse Reef Gliders without the free fun dives for life offer. As a Staff Instructor I recognize more mistakes in dive staff than most of your average OW Instructors and it REALLY gets old seeing a "professional" DMs or Instructors not be able to perform the most basic duties.

    I endorse very few dive shops because I see entirely too many serious violations of standards go ignored by dive shop owners and management. I see people being certified as dive "professionals" that have NO business leading anybody on a dive much less teaching scuba diving but there they go, check off that Professionalism box because their check cleared the bank...good job asshats.

    Reef Gliders does not turn out people like this and they have a long time reputation for it so I'll support them and refer people to them because they are one of the few dive shops that I think puts diving before the bottom line.

    I can't speak to your experience but in my own experience I have never had a DMT not understand the deal with the free dive offer. I push that offer as much as I can to people who are wanting to stay around for multiple classes and have the time to do the whole program. It gives me a good return customer base for my Specialty courses and I haven't had very many dive shops simply stop offering the deal.

    I am curious about Altons though. Andy, do you know if they're still offering that with Alton back in the seat?

    ---------- Post added May 22nd, 2014 at 06:06 PM ----------


    Sounds like it's time to book that flight, Stout ! :D

    Go dive Utila for a bit then come dive Roatan with me :D

    ---------- Post added May 22nd, 2014 at 06:07 PM ----------

    Hahaha! Asshats made it past the filter :p

    SSSSSHHHH !!! Don't tell the mods !!! :p
     
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  10. RTBDiver

    RTBDiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Jacksonville Fl/ Roatan Honduras
    1,397
    203
    Which makes it odd you would throw the free dive thing into the equation for others if it would not be a deciding factor for yourself?
     

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