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    East Midlands Adv Instructor

    A couple of us at my BSAC club are looking to progress onwards with Advanced Diver, but unfortunately, we dont have an AI (or indeed any AD/OWI's)in our club.

    Whilst waiting till later on in the year and doing a regional event is an option, both of us would prefer to progress in a more traditional "branch" style.

    With that in mind, are there any AI's in/around the East Midlands area (we're NW Leicestershire) who are free/open to helping us progress?

    Thanks in advance

    Nick
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    Hi Nick
    I'm not in the East Midlands, but maybe message the EM Regional Coach or post on EM Facebook page?
    Good luck
    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqua Maria View Post
    Hi Nick
    I'm not in the East Midlands, but maybe message the EM Regional Coach or post on EM Facebook page?
    Good luck
    Maria
    yeah - tried that

    They suggested waiting till the (paid for) course runs

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    it's a real issue. As soon as BSAC made some of the stuff AI only the number of AD's has dwindled with many clubs in the same situation as yours. I'd love to know what the thinking behind that particular decision was.

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    A FB group has been set up in South Scotland for AD students to communicate and get some adventurous diving in.

    I’m out this Saturday overseeing a trip to an unknown site.

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    I've often wondered why the Theory lesson AT1 can only be done by an AI whereas the rest of the theory can be done by an AD/OWI. Since AT1 is about cahrts and weather, what is it that requires an AI to cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    I've often wondered why the Theory lesson AT1 can only be done by an AI whereas the rest of the theory can be done by an AD/OWI. Since AT1 is about cahrts and weather, what is it that requires an AI to cover?
    not that it helps explain things - but the same is true of the chart work and positioning SDC... <shrugs>

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    If an OWI could teach everything what incentive would there be to develop your instructor skills and become an AI? This helps to develop good instructors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottle maker View Post
    If an OWI could teach everything what incentive would there be to develop your instructor skills and become an AI? This helps to develop good instructors.

    Graham
    The practical lessons I can understand needing an AI. I am just puzzled as to why AT1 alone of the theory lessons requires an AI when it doesn't seem to contain anything that is noticeably more complex that only an AI rather than an AD/OWI would know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward3c View Post
    A FB group has been set up in South Scotland for AD students to communicate and get some adventurous diving in.

    I’m out this Saturday overseeing a trip to an unknown site.
    Alternatively for those in the North of Scotland you can join Deeside Sub Aqua Club in Aberdeen and come along on a few trips then organise a trip with a plan and get it signed off.

    But this doesn't explain why there is this AI requirement to get to AD within a club environment, it's an impediment to peoples development and stops many clubs delivering the full training scheme.


 
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