Divestyle – Minimum requirements.
You can’t walk before you crawl and before crawling you have to learn to sit up first...
People learn to walk at different ages and some are just faster learners than others…diver training is very similar- people learn best when they are ready to learn- and you are not ready to learn if your foundational training and knowledge is lacking.
Diver training should not be a steep mountain to climb, but rather a gentle hill that you walk all the way to the top…if you are climbing hard and steep…something’s wrong!
Training is sequenced for a reason; minimum course requirements are set for a reason. Bypassing or shortcutting these minimums is a recipe for disaster – people die.
These standards are set by very high level Instructors and educators with years of dive and diver training experience, if agencies find a standard too tough, easy, wanting or unnecessary it will be changed to accommodate Instructor, student and safety alike. There should be no need for Instructors to add or subtract from a course standard.
Both you and your Instructor’s discretion should play a role in your decision to go to the next level, find an Instructor with proper experience and one you trust, not just the cheapest one, discuss your future diving plans with him/her and LISTEN to the advice! Remember…
only you can breathe for you !