Posted by Jim Hoffmann on November 20, 2000 at 17:08:31:
In Reply to: Not ready/qualified/trained/etc. to make a dive posted by Ken Kurtis on November 19, 2000 at 21:46:29:
Ken, The best way to stop divers from going passed their limitations, is to not put them in that situation to begin with.
That means you dive the boat to the lest common denominator.
If you want to go to more Advanced locations then you put more advanced divers on the boat (you don't fill the boat with inexperience divers to pay for the charter). If you loose money on the charter then you loose money, but you have not risk someones will being(Ken I know you would not do this , but you and I both know it's happening).
One to the best ways for a new diver to get more experience is through continuing education classes at their local Dive Store. If a new diver takes NAUI Advanced and Master diver Programs they will have 19 dives under supervision(3 deeper dives, 2 night dives, Boat dives, lots of compass work, and dive planning). The only way a newer diver is going to get comfortable in the water is to dive(this can't be done on a computer). NAUI's continuing education classes gives the newer diver that opportunity.
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