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    Next two classes

    I'm needing some help with the last two specialty classes I want to take for the plan I signed up for. I'm wanting to get the most out of learning and experience. I'm looking at Search and Recovery and then Night diver. Night diving is great and S/R seems like it would be beneficial skill sets I'd be introduced too. I cant take cavern or ice. So those two are out.

    Others I have already

    AOW
    Deep
    Drysuit
    Wreck
    Nitrox

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    Some of the ones that "sound" better to me are:

    Equipment Specialist
    Navigation
    PPB

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    Search and Recovery was one of the best classes I have taken. I would also second Straegen on the equipment class. Night diver doesnt seem like it would add much value to someone who already dives low vis in the midwest.
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    Flatliner, Thanks for the infor on S/R. I think that this is one I'm definitely going to do. Out of all the research I've done I think I'd find the same as you.

    The 3 Staegen posted up were the others in consideration for me. Nav was high on the list too the night and nav are going back and forth. Nav has probably replaced Night due to this post. I dont know if its worth the class though. But the catch is IF/When I get into Cave/wreck penetrations that would be the start of a good foundation. This is the main reason I thought Night but like you said Night is probably a waste of time since most of my diving is blackout anyway. LOL

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    navigation if you are unsure on how to use a compass, wreck and cave are more line running then compass work

    peak performance buoyancy if you cant stay in a stationary (all axis) spot horizontal in the water without finning or moving your hands, this, IMO, better foundation for wreck/cave.......last thing you want to do is slit yourself and others out while in something


    decent courses and decent choices, i do agree with night being a waste of time, you have your adv course, and a few dives down range, go dive at night and the only real difference is, its dark, and always have a backup light

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    Well, You guys are right. Night is gone. Now will it be Nav or PPB.

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    Those 2 sound good to me, do the nav and ppb and then go read the night course. you should be good to go.

    Flatliner: Night diver doesnt seem like it would add much value to someone who already dives low vis in the midwest. totally agree. Though night was my first specialty.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Thanks guys! yeah after reading your post almost all my dives are night dives. LOL Its a waste. PPB I've got down pretty well and practice this alot. Night is a waste of time. Skill wise I think Nav will be the best option to me. I'm going to see if I can do both these in a weekend.

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    You have any interest in photography? Maybe consider a digi photo course. I include PPB within my digi photo course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noob View Post
    Thanks guys! yeah after reading your post almost all my dives are night dives. LOL Its a waste. PPB I've got down pretty well and practice this alot. Night is a waste of time. Skill wise I think Nav will be the best option to me. I'm going to see if I can do both these in a weekend.

    if ya got decent buoyancy then yeah, nav would be good......compass work is super important!

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