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New Divemaster
RAWalker - 9/30/2009 1:56 AM
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Yesterday was a big day. It was the day I put my Divemaster application in the mail to PADI. So based on PADI’s usual rapid handling of new certification cards and the like, I expect I’ll be able to prove my professional status in a couple of months.


RAWalker - 10/19/2009 1:22 PM

Wow! Only 2 weeks to get the card. PADI definately handles professional certifications faster. This past Friday I sent in my DSD internship form lets see if they go 2 for 2.

Thanks for the congrats folks!

If you would have asked me a year ago if I thought I’d be able to attain DM the answer would have been doubtful. Now I know I can progress forward if I put the work in. I still need to get myself in better shape to eventually join the instructor ranks but I’m far more confident that it’s a realistic goal.
badintexas - 10/19/2009 10:36 AM
That’s awesome Rob! Congratulations!!
nauidiver - 10/03/2009 11:10 AM
Congrats man!! I know how good that feels to make that trip to the mail box :o)
PauletteBonetti - 10/01/2009 4:25 PM
PADI processes all of their professional level (Divemaster & up) memberships first, usually in less than 2 weeks. Don’t dogg on PADI. : (
ArchimedesPrinciple - 9/30/2009 9:10 AM


A big congratulations on your achievement.

I am just beginning the Divemaster class. It’s going to be a blast just as soon as I get through the 400 and 800 yard timed swim