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Fundies is on my to-do list at some point (probably after Advanced diver), I'm following the kit config for it anyway.
Anyway sorry for the digression... I think we were talking about a news article?
The rescue stuff is a bit of a logistical challenge but maybe running a PRM course would make that easier too - simply by attracting more bodies to spread the load - I never considered that
In the end we did it on day we were blown out diving when at Plymouth for a week, and got everyone on the trip involved as a refresher. This worked out well as it ment we had a club rib to use as well.
If you can work it into a day on a trip as a contingency if the weather looks rubbish it's an alternative to not doing much.
If we hadn't done it then I'd have booked o to a regional prm course to get it done.
It’s odd that people are finding that there aren’t new people coming through because at our club we are growing. We are getting new divers in and can see that we are going to struggle to have enough instructors - we aim to have one per trainee for the wet stuff and do group lectures.
The time taken to get through the courses is inversely proportional to the effort the trainee takes so we have had people race through them and get in lots of diving along the way whilst others have taken a more relaxed approach. Others have a life outside diving so even though committed are unable to get in the hours in the water that they would wish. Even further along the scale are the likes of me who is just one item short of completing Dive Leader, and has been for some time, having started the DL course some 12 years ago - I wish I was joking
Is it something critical to diving, or just some bit of bureaucratic guff?
Is there a point that those that dive, dive. I do so hope the other part of that expression isn't applicable.... Those that can, do, those that can't, teach.