This logbook is focused on quality & support. Each log page has a "self-debriefing" section for continuous improvement & another one with all elements having an impact on your buoyancy control. And it comes with checklists for selecting the best dive instructor & dive center for you. Plus, a complete list of scuba diving skills to track your progress from beginning to mastery. And more! Have a look here.
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For your convenience and to complement the information in The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Scuba Diving, I compiled a list of resources I could not include in the book, like... Videos! I will do my best to keep this list up to date for you.
This page provides additional information on topics discussed in the Beginner's Guide. Without reading that book, you would miss the context and the meaning of this information.
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If you want to get a feel for the theory part of a scuba diving course before having decided on a dive instructor, you could start a free online entry-level scuba course like the one offered by RAID. But be aware that you will have to redo the academics portion of your scuba certification course with the training agency of your chosen dive instructor.
Chapter 4: Scuba Certification & You
As promised, a form to help you evaluate the total cost of an open-water diver certification course from different dive centers & instructors. Available in three formats:
a PDF form: print one page per dive center/instructor, then compare the totals.
a spreadsheet file (XLS) with totals automatically calculated. The XLS comes in a zip file. Simply unzip it!
an online Google Sheet. If you have a Gmail or Google account, you can "make a copy" and then work with it.
DAN Europe: The countries of the Mediterranean Basin, the countries on the shores of the Red Sea, the Middle East including the Persian Gulf, the countries on the shores of the Indian Ocean north of the equator and west of India and Sri Lanka, as well as the related overseas territories, districts, and protectorates.
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