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SEI Master Diver

Discussion in 'SEI Diving' started by OldNSalty, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. DMarelli

    DMarelli Angel Fish

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    There are also Instructors or Instructor Trainers in Defiance, New Bremen, Cincinnati, Eastlake, Sandusky, Rootstown, Tiffin, Morrow, N. Canton, Willoughby Hills, Waynesville, and Columbus.

    If you are interested in leadership, you might want to pursue the Divemaster course instead of Master Diver.

    Dan Marelli
    Program Development Director, SEI Diving
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  2. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I like the skin diving requirements. I can tell you that right now I can not swim down 30 feet so this would be a good course for me to work towards. How do you overcome the sinus squeeze?
     
  3. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Same as on scuba. Equalization. This is one of those skills where you really need to work on your breath hold skills. I was working on this up until two weeks ago when I came down with this cold. It takes some effort and work but it is not a huge problem for someone in reasonably good shape. I can do the dive easily. I've been working on extending my depth to 50 feet.
     
  4. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

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    SO how long does this course take to complete? Is it something you can start, do your acedimics and then work towards the physical? I know there are a number of dives and stuff required.
     
  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Time required is really up to the student and instructor. I would budget a minimum of 2 hours lecture time for each subject area. Unless you are able to do all day class sessions( which due to the amount and variety of the material that needs to be covered I would advise against) there is at least 7 sessions there. Twice a week would be a month roughly. I would also like to see a min of three pool sessions to verify skills and polish up on skin diving techniques. Then there are the dives themselves that would be in the course. Theoretically you could do them in 3 weekends if you have the sites available. IF it were me and I was offering this class I'd like to spread it out over a couple months in order to give the student time to truly absorb everything and get the most benefit from it. That would be diving every other weekend or so with "fun dives" thrown in with the actual skill dives.
     
  6. DMarelli

    DMarelli Angel Fish

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    I am in Tallahassee. I can work with you on the skin diving skills. It is very empowering to do a 30 fsw skin dive correctly.
     
  7. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Thanks, I live just over in Pensacola. I am putting your course on my list of things I need/want to do.
     
  8. Clennaemara

    Clennaemara Garibaldi

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    What's up everyone, I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hey. Hopefully I posted this in the right section!
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    If you want to talk about Scuba Educators International, you're in the right section. If you want to discuss SEI's Master Diver course, you're even in the right thread. If you just want to introduce yourself to everyone on ScubaBoard, you might want to post over here.
     
  10. bjjman

    bjjman Angel Fish

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    Wow Jim, that sounds amazing. Leaps and bounds ahead of the NAUI Master Diver course I just finished. I can't wait to take my first SEI course. :D

     

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