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Originally posted 2019-02-22 12:30:21. Scuba Q and A: Do You Need A Diving Certification? Q. Does someone need a certification for scuba diving? Answer: You need to be aware of certain specific risks and proficient in the physical protocols to effectively mitigate them. The most assured way to confirm that you have the right knowledge […]

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Originally posted 2018-11-05 06:10:18. Fixing The Sidemount Training Disappointment by Andy Davis Sidemount training is increasingly marketed as ‘just another’ quick specialty course for divers.  It is not. Sidemount students are sometimes sold a myth that a couple of days and a handful of dives (usually 4) is sufficient to gain mastery in using unfamiliar […]

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Originally posted 2019-08-07 21:06:39. Question: What is the difference between a Dive Guide and a Divemaster?  Both RSTC and ISO describe Open Water qualification as an “autonomous level” qualification. ‘Autonomous’ means that the qualified diver DOES NOT REQUIRE SUPERVISION relative to the level of their qualification. Consequently, it should be appropriate for a “Dive Guide” […]