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Joe_Tucker
09-06-2008, 23:56
Took and passed all eight exams today. The most I missed was three on any one exam. So relieved to have it over with. Just have the mapping project and a little more student work and I'm done.

Warren
09-07-2008, 00:13
Congrats Joe!

I just finished up Rescue Diver...

Just need a Nitrox course and I'm good for quite some time. :)

fisheater
09-07-2008, 00:15
Excellent!!

texdiveguy
09-07-2008, 01:25
8 in one day---DANG.....I had to spread mine out over several evenings...NICE JOB!!!!!

mitsuguy
09-07-2008, 07:34
congrats... I take mine this coming friday :)

drako
09-07-2008, 07:38
Impressive man

comet24
09-07-2008, 07:57
Congrats. All eight at once. I think the most I took at once was three. But mine was an internship done over a few months.

Joe_Tucker
09-07-2008, 14:24
I just wanted to get it over with. It is such a relief to have the written and the swim tests behind me. I can just spend the next several weeks/months working with students and enjoying being in the water.

comet24
09-07-2008, 14:54
I can understand that. Now put the wheel away to never be used again. :D

Flfiremedic
09-08-2008, 05:07
Congrats...thats how I did it...now start saving for Insurance.

Quero
09-08-2008, 07:54
Well done! My current DMT has just one test to go... Decompression Theory. And he's going to use the new eRDP ML. It'll be a snap with that handy tool! Much, much easier than the wheel and its miniscule triangles and arrows.

huvrr
09-13-2008, 09:30
Question you all who have done the tests, especially the physics. Can I use my TI-83 (texas instr) calculator as it allows me to solve formulas without so many steps and takes much less time and writing.

Quero
09-13-2008, 19:35
Question you all who have done the tests, especially the physics. Can I use my TI-83 (texas instr) calculator as it allows me to solve formulas without so many steps and takes much less time and writing.

Standards state the following:

Candidates take the exams under direct staff supervision, with no notes or aids allowed except the Recreational Dive Planner (table and The Wheel), a calculator, scratch paper and pencil or pen.

There is no wording that specifically allows or disallows any particular model of calculator, so I think you're okay. I don't know much about the features of specific calculators, but I personally admonish my own DMTs not to pre-program the formulae into their calculators, if that function is possible with the models they wish to use.

huvrr
09-14-2008, 06:57
Thanks, that helps, I can remember the formulas I need to and just like the ability to solve them sequentially as this model allows the insertion of parenthesis and carry forward of sums, factors, dividends etc.

huvrr
09-14-2008, 06:59
I still can do algebra with a pencil and scratch paper if needed, though, I don't think thats the point of Dive Physics.

bubble-head
09-14-2008, 07:14
Great job!

BillS
09-14-2008, 07:50
Congratulations Joe! :smiley32: I picked up my DM training books yesterday. Looking forward to joining the ranks.