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huvrr
10-14-2008, 07:22
Can anyone tell me an advantage of doing the assistant instructor course vs just going the whole IDC OWSI program.

chinacat46
10-14-2008, 07:26
It doesn't cost as much, it's shorter, and you don't have to do the IE. That being said I think you should do the OWSI and skip the assistant instructor.

RecInstr
10-14-2008, 08:00
I second that! I went from DM to OWSI myself....

crosseyed95
10-14-2008, 08:37
I guess I'll "third" that. The assistant instructor really won't gain you anything over a DM.

scubasamurai
10-14-2008, 21:09
it just gives you extra time thats all to get any additional dives if needed

chinacat46
10-14-2008, 21:40
Yeah but he already has more then enough dives so that doesn't apply to him.

huvrr
10-15-2008, 21:37
Oh, now I get it. I thought that you had do the IE for each course. I think I'll go for the full on instructor then though my LDS can only teach the AI as they are not qualified to do a higher level than that.