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I placed this post out under PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Discussion Topics area this morning. Why are Instructors excluded from being a choice for students to select when registering/signing up elearning? a few years ago, PICs were available online except for Instructors. Now elearning is online and ALL Teaching Status Instructors are not listed as a contact for the prospective student. Take the total number of Teaching Status Instructors there are in the database. Divide the number of IRRAs into that number and tell me if the quotent is a realistic number? That number represents the number of instructors / IRRA. It’s over a 100 instructors / IRRA. What is the average number of Instructors / IRRA? Perhaps 10. Why is there such a deviation between the two numbers? Now, take that difference, … Read entire article »

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New Years Dive 2o11

If you are interested in a New Years Dive at one or more Florida Springs, 2011 post your interest here or email lars2923@divetalking.com with the subject: New Years Dive 2o11 You will be updated to time and location as well as attendees. This is usually an over nighter and diving the next day as well. I hope you will make it. Larry Davis … Read entire article »

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Scuba Extreme Team Meeting #2

Extreme Team Meeting Notes                                                 September 22, 2010 Thanks to everyone who came out to our meeting last week we had a fun and informative meeting and are looking forward to our next meeting October 27th at the shop from 6 pm -7 pm.  Please feel free to invite your interested dive buddies, friends or family. Those in attendance were Sarah Kopp, Regina Ferraro, Larry Davis, Fred Sills, Patricia and Jerry Mushaben, Blake Cooper, Patrick Johnson, Sharon Wilson, Norine Blanton, Joe Kistel, Gary Clem, Larry Giggey, Dian Schichtel, Zac McClain, John Roberge, Tara and Jason Johns The meeting was started with Gary Clem sharing his megalodon tooth and manatee rib bone which he found in Venice Beach, wearing his fanny pack and doo rag of course.  This started some discussion about planning a shark tooth … Read entire article »

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Tritonshall

divetalking and tritonshall have traded links. Visit tritonshall for articles related to the field of diving and all things related. … Read entire article »

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Divemaster 2010 04/19-23

No class. Spring Break. Let’s Go Diving! Yee Haaa! Larry … Read entire article »

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Divemaster Course 2010 04/15

Tonight, Thursday April 15, 2010’s  session will be exams on the subject: physiology and DM conducted programs. Good luck gentlemen. Larry Only one student took the exams tonight. They made an 85% on the Physiology and a 55% on the Divemaster Conducted Programs. … Read entire article »

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Divemaster Course 2010 04/12

Tuesday April 12, 2010 Divemaster Topic was: Physics Tuesday we study our tables and equations. Using various laws learned through our studies, formulating answers to challenging questions will be the theme throughout the night. I’ll post once the session is over. Larry Tonights class is currently being conducted started 6:30pm at. The DMCs are being quized by me in preparation for the Physics Exam. At 7:30PM, the DMCs began taking their Physics Exam. At 8:30PM, all exams are turned in. One passed! That’s one exam down for some, one more down for others. … Read entire article »

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Divemaster Course 2010 4/7

The continuation of a Divemaster course that began almost 2 years ago. This Thursday evening 4/8/2010 and every Tuesday and Thursday night, I will be conducting a DM Course for DMCs in hopes to meet our goal, turn in paperwork to PADI by October this year. As suggested by one of the DMCs, the topics for Thursday night are:  The physiology of the body as related to pressure/nitro absorption/ & off gassing!  An alternative to that might be a review of equations that solve common dive situations. PPO Volume SAC to specific depth. Not a bad suggestion. I’ll update this post after the 4/8/2010 Thursday night session. Last nights session went well. We worked through physics discussing various laws and the specifics about those laws. Before we began the night, we reviewed our … Read entire article »

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