Some clubs use independent instructors to train their members....
Ok it is........he does have form
Thanks for all the responses.
So this is what I'm doing:
- standard fit to dive medical, as needed in Switzerland to teach (50 euros, done in Germany just over the border)
- will then pop by Mark Down's house for a HSE medical if I teach in the UK
On thing - PADI does have a club structure whereby clubs can affiliate themselves. My CD walked me through it on the OWSI. I was shocked, and challenged that I had never seen a club, but was told it's not used very often... and in many countries not at all... but it does exist...
Mark Downs does my HSE medicals, I much prefer going to his house than a hospital!
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever - Jacques Cousteau
I look forward to finding one some day and seeing how it works.