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    Not sure how more simple and accessable they...

    Not sure how more simple and accessable they could have made it, BSAC fell over themselves at the
    time to provide Grandad rites and for most it was 2 days on an IDC and one day on the CIE if that....
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    Yep that's democracy for you :p They are...

    Yep that's democracy for you :p



    They are getting better, but i'd hardly say they react to the membership, more start to move when the outcry gets deafining
    or react when it effects one of...
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    A club is a group of individuals doing what the...

    A club is a group of individuals doing what the majority in that club want to do.
    If they do not, the club fails or the hierachy is domocraticly voted out and it all starts again.

    So if you...
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    Yep cynical. All the UK amatuer agencies went...

    Yep cynical.

    All the UK amatuer agencies went the Instructor vs mentoring route around the same time and had nowt to do with dosh.
    A jump before being pushed moment as UK authorities were...
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    I'd rather have a really good Sport Diver than a...

    I'd rather have a really good Sport Diver than a s*it Dive Leader :)
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    Way to get more doing DL :) Once the O2...

    Way to get more doing DL :)

    Once the O2 lectures are done award O2 admin as a stand alone element by having the O2 exam questiions seperate
    to the DL ones. Instead of Sport divers stumping up a...
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    Not really they are centered on two different...

    Not really they are centered on two different things.

    A DM is a certified assistant and a PADI Professional grade with the prime role of assisting on courses
    and acting as guide. It gives no...
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    Current online guidance ...

    Current online guidance

    https://www.bsac.com/this-is-bsac/bsac-rules-and-policies/

    "If you would like a copy of the Branch Officers Handbook (BOH) please email us"

    So I did and they send me...
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    If many months or years have passed between...

    If many months or years have passed between attending lessons and actually gaining a diver qualification,
    it is quite reasonable for the Branch Diving Officer to require the student to undertake...
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    That was an extract from the BSAC Branch Officers...

    That was an extract from the BSAC Branch Officers Handbook :)

    The absolute rule is that we must not add or subtract from the syllabus, so once on the course lets dismiss any idea that
    we are...
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    Duty of Care Snorkelling and SCUBA diving,...

    Duty of Care

    Snorkelling and SCUBA diving, like driving a car, are activities which are potentially dangerous if not conducted with due care. The general principles of liability at law for...
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    Yeah bit like PADI OWSI :) Takes 100+ dives,...

    Yeah bit like PADI OWSI :)

    Takes 100+ dives, 4 diver grades, an IDC + an IE and about 5000

    BSAC OWSI takes one day and costs 100 :)


    Mind, their is no such diver grade as PADI Advanced...
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    Yeah should have been 12m max under standards.

    Yeah should have been 12m max under standards.
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    I get about 20 odd Padi divers a year and around...

    I get about 20 odd Padi divers a year and around a quarter will be Rescue Divers and the emphasis should be on
    the diver not the rescue skills and it's this that will sell the course :)

    PADI...
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    The SALT chart is mostly based around the 4...

    The SALT chart is mostly based around the 4 levels of the CMAS star system 1- 4, where BSAC (one of the founder members) aloing with a bunch
    of other agencies setup a system to harmonise diver...
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    It's a diver equivilency chart not a Tecnical one

    It's a diver equivilency chart not a Tecnical one
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    The basis of SALT is to compare the latest and...

    The basis of SALT is to compare the latest and current standard of the agencies it lists to create an equivilent
    to the latest and current BSAC and thus enable the crossover diver to continue on...
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    In principal yes, i use a PADI IM all the time to...

    In principal yes, i use a PADI IM all the time to check stuff :)

    These are all fairly recent my PADI one is 2018, old ones though (especially ones nearly a decade old)
    are not a great idea as...
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    Use SALT for the paperwork, but selling or...

    Use SALT for the paperwork, but selling or explaining it can be more difficult especailly if they've alraedy
    done loads of dives.

    PADi OW is pretty much identical to BSAC Ocean with the...
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    Zips can be bought off the roll so any size. ...

    Zips can be bought off the roll so any size.

    I'd not cut anything yet until they've had a look as they might leave the old one in place and double stich upto it
    or they'd prefer to cut after...
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    Strip it down, remove the bladder so it's just...

    Strip it down, remove the bladder so it's just the outer and nowt else then as Vanny says take it to a sewing shop.
    Zip can be got online and just make sure they don't use cotton thread, use...
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    Think it's just down to what we use day to day. ...

    Think it's just down to what we use day to day.

    If you use your phone for time, can't see many going to a watch for a dive when other backups are available..

    If however you wear a watch all...
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    Because for some less light is claustrophobic,...

    Because for some less light is claustrophobic, hence when dealing with an unknown group safer to make clear the default.
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    It's worse :p If you can get past the...

    It's worse :p

    If you can get past the polycarbonate, the weird Dame Edna type, the velcro straps and the cheapo
    plastic versions and stump up 25 the Cressi/Beuchat freediving ones are pretty...
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    The average newbie will be faced with wall of...

    The average newbie will be faced with wall of masks and a shop walla that is trying to sell whatever he has
    the most out in the storeroom or makes the highest . Even if the staff are saints...
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