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Old 03-04-2011, 9:54 AM   #41
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Which tier are you looking at?
I may be misreading it but T2 to syas your eleigible for "Scuba/SS Tender Training and/or Signoff (must already be SS and Rescue trained)". The first time I read over it I thought it said you had to do that for T3.

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If spaces are available after staff has signed up, I know some of the dive ops have conducted training (at least for rescue and dry suit). If you are that interested, I would talk to the people down there before ruling anything out. I did have to pay for CPR/First Aid/O2 when I first started but there was a group of us that went to a local dive shop that gave us a group discount. My certification now is through a DAN course that was thought by one of the volunteers who is certified to teach the course. It is valid for 2 years, as long as I continue to volunteer at the aquarium. It came in handy last summer when our neighborhood pool opened and a 4 year old girl almost drowned...again, cannot put a price on it.
I agree, my roommate in college was certified to train all of those courses. As president of the SCUBA club at FSU I learned it all and bought the O2 bottle for the club. I also had to use it when a student rocketed his instructor, himself, and myself to the surface from 70ft (at which point I decided I was not genetically disposed to getting bent, a good thing on deco dives).

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:04 AM   #42
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I may be misreading it but T2 to syas your eleigible for "Scuba/SS Tender Training and/or Signoff (must already be SS and Rescue trained)". The first time I read over it I thought it said you had to do that for T3.



I agree, my roommate in college was certified to train all of those courses. As president of the SCUBA club at FSU I learned it all and bought the O2 bottle for the club. I also had to use it when a student rocketed his instructor, himself, and myself to the surface from 70ft (at which point I decided I was not genetically disposed to getting bent, a good thing on deco dives).
Sounds like you may be more than qualified.
Again, I'd talk to the team down there. I'm not rescue trained by any agency, and I just received my study materials to be a tender, so rescue training might be in my future, maybe even through the aquarium.
Good luck to you!

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:23 AM   #43
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Worth someone with just basic open water cert to get involved? Would love to start volunteering once I'm done with school.

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #44
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Worth someone with just basic open water cert to get involved? Would love to start volunteering once I'm done with school.
There is a range of experience with the volunteer divers. You do have to complete a certain number of "dry" hours before starting in the program (ex. volunteering in the galleries as a docent), but another requirement is the number of dives completed within a recent amount of time (a year?)

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #45
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This is a video compilation that I made after a few dives at the aquarium...


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Old 03-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #46
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sounds like a fun dive

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Old 04-16-2011, 9:16 AM   #47
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Would be pretty cool to dive in a giant tank.

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Old 04-16-2011, 3:27 PM   #48
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I need to do this dive! Diving with sharks is fantastic. They are so beautiful and graceful in the water. You don't remember you are supposed to be scared until you look at some of the pics/videos and realize how vulnerable you are down there.

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