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Becoming a Divemaster: Conclusion and Advice thumbnail

Does it seem like I’ve been writing about my Divemaster course forever? It kind of does to me! It’s time to wrap things up on this subject before I lost the interest of all my land lubber readers, but I do have some final thoughts and pieces of advice I want to share first. First, a…

Becoming a Divemaster: Hazing thumbnail

After five weeks of theory testing, skill practice, and practical experience of teaching and testing, it was time to get down to the business of the Divemaster Training. The business of hazing. First, I had to survive the Stress Test. The Stress Test is actually just a sadistic modification of / addition to the PADI-required equipment…

Becoming a Divemaster: The Night I Almost Quit thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. I hope this will be helpful to those looking into doing their DMT and searching for a first hand account of someone who has been there, as well as interesting to those simply…

Becoming a Divemaster: Practical Experience thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. Now I’m breaking down the course into four sections — I started with theory and skills, and now I’m on to practical experience. I hope this will be helpful to those looking…

Becoming a Divemaster: Skills thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. Now I’m breaking down the course into four sections — I started with theory, and now I’m on to skills. I hope this will be helpful to those looking into doing their…

Becoming a Divemaster: Theory thumbnail

Recently I explained what the Divemaster course is, why I decided to sign up, and how I chose where and when to do so. Now I’m breaking down the course into four sections, starting with theory. I hope this will be helpful to those looking into doing their DMT and searching for a first hand account…

Becoming a Divemaster: The Who, What, Where, When and Why thumbnail

This is the first of several posts I’m writing in order to document my experience becoming a PADI Divemaster in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. While I was in the planning stage of my Divemaster I found a remarkable lack of online information regarding the course and judging from the frequent emails I get asking about my experience…

Let’s talk about diving, and all the way in which I plan to part with my money in the next year via this very pricey hobby. Basically this post is part brain dump, part desperate plea for help. I have some very big decisions that I would like you to make for me I would like…

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