Darren wrote:I thought it was pretty harsh at the time, but otherwise fair and my mates seemed to agree with it, if the pass mark is only 60% or so then you only have to be 60% safe.
alijtaylor wrote:My PADI remninded me of 7th form physics and my introductory course to my very first job - I am a good swat and could breeze thru the theory and demonstrate skills on demand, but having all of it in my head for practical application was another matter. .
I was fortunate that the course I did included 6 'free hire' club dives with the club attached to the LDS who ran the OW course, and it was on those that a couple of key practical connections were made for me.
I wouldn't criticise the course content so much as suggest that subsequent dives under supervision of a more experienced mentor are key to having those things ingrained - and maybe ought to be part of the basic requirement. You don't need another course (e.g. AOW) you need a chance to dive with more experienced people who will point out what you are doing wrong, or what you need to do to improve and gain confidence. Alison
I have to say that Tim really impressed me with that...alijtaylor wrote:I was fortunate that the course I did included 6 'free hire' club dives with the club attached to the LDS who ran the OW course, and it was on those that a couple of key practical connections were made for me.
powley wrote:Im with you there Ali, hopefully sods will be able to help newbies with ingraining good habits and skills and keeping new divers diving
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