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September 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 48, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Advanced Diver, Really?

from the September, 2022 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Dear Undercurrent,

I agree with the letter "What's the Significance of "Advanced" in PADI AOW Certification? from Greg White (Undercurrent July). I have 667 dives, but nothing irks me more than to have a diver say something like, "Hey, just got my advanced certification. I'm on my 15th dive."

I get the financial pressure to sell lessons, but there should be some standard to qualify for "Advanced" other than taking lessons and a few extra dives. I waited until I had almost a hundred before I went for my Advanced Certification.

- Paul Mila (Long Island, NY)

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