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Where to go for my DMT?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Clifty, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
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    Where do you plan to live and work?

    Seems to me doing a DM course in warm clear waters does not prepare one to teach in anything but warm, clear waters.

    This goes double for someone with so little experience.

    If you plan to move to Australia, then get certified there. If you plan to live and teach where you are, then get it done there.

    Seriously, I would not hire anyone with less than 200 dives to teach me anything diving related. But everyone has to start somewhere.

    Have you considered DIVING, and getting a couple hundred dives in BEFORE taking all this course work? Maybe experience does not count for much where you are at.. for me it's the exact opposite.
     
  2. WaxWorld

    WaxWorld Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Uk, London and South Africa
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    Who you talking to Ron?
     
  3. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0
    Umm, the OP??
     
  4. mksmith713

    mksmith713 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Jupiter,Fl
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    Check out Coconut Tree Divers in Roatan.
    You'll do roughly 100 dives in 6 weeks.
    Not only will you work hard, you'll play hard (getting ready for the snorkel test).
    P.J. (Owner) and Will (Instructor to the Gods...LOL) have a nice learning environment down there.
     
  5. stairman

    stairman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: florida
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    I would take my D.M course in Key Largo at Amy Slates Amouray divers.Youll work on a dive boat,so Ive heard,and be right in the thick of things down there.[No first hand experience but refered by friends]
     
  6. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
    9,106
    344
    0
    After the invasion, not sure I'd recommend Amy Slate.

    There are some others in the Keys I would recommend.

    Blue Water divers
    Conch Republic

    To name two.

    However getting this done in the states is certainly not your least expensive option.
     
  7. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: British Virgin Islands
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    10,711
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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  8. String

    String Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Cayman
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    365
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    If you're thinking of the UK thats fine - generally here divemasters dont exist on boats or shops at all so chances of productive employment as one here virtually nil.
     
  9. stairman

    stairman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: florida
    690
    38
    0
    Ron,I havent heard of an invation whatsup with that if you care to elaborate.
     
  10. jne

    jne Instructor, Scuba

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    I have recently seen a lot of information about an internship program offered at Dockside Dive Center and I would highly recommend the owner of the shop - Patty Grier - as a fantastic instructor and resource. This is on Roatan; the dive shop at CoCo View Resort. I think it would be a perfect place to do a divemaster course and with the internship, you get all the hands-on shop, dock and boat experience too. At least, check them out!
     

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