Posted by MHK on October 02, 2001 at 11:57:31:
In Reply to: Alternatives posted by George Austin on October 02, 2001 at 11:23:11:
Posted by George Austin on October 02, 2001 at 11:23:11:
, the interested diver should be able to separate the wheat from the chaff as it relates to finding a good instructor to teach you recreational scuba diving.
So a prospective diver walks into Sport Chalet and is told that they are the largest chain store in the state and they teach you how to dive using the PADI 5 star training process, which also happens to be the largest certifying agency in the world. They tell you that you'll get all this goodwill from both of the largest organizations all for the low price of $99, so are you claiming that in your vast experiences that the interested diver, who knows NOTHING about scuba yet, will know enough to seperate the wheat form the chaff????
If so, please explain from personal experiences, not generic, theoretical platitudes, then why the overwhelming majority of possible candidates do not seek any further????
You've done a fair amount of complaining about DIR so I'd be curious to know what exactly you believe is missing from the system and/or what you teach that is safer or more efficient then the totality of the DIR approach..
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