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Re: Divemaster & Instructor Certification


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Posted by radinator on May 23, 2006 at 13:39:34:

In Reply to: Divemaster & Instructor Certification posted by jennie on May 23, 2006 at 13:01:52:

The certs are very different. An instructor can instruct, but a divemaster cannot.

For some agencies there is also an Assistant Instructor, that is midway between the two.

Also, keep in mind that a Divemaster cert is not the same as a Master Diver cert.

In the LA County system there is no Divemaster cert - there are only the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Instructor certs. To give a taste, the training for the LA County Advanced (via the ADP http://lascuba.com/adp.html) fulfills all the requirements for the NAUI AOW, Rescue and Master Diver certs.

So the meaning of the certs really depends on the agency.

Confused yet? ;)

Ray



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