#187
MisterEd - 10/02/2020 1:42 PM
He’s an independent PADI instructor, Jack Marshall Professional Diving Services, Trumansburg NY.
In the referral letter he failed to itemize my skills, by writing I completed many dives which means absolutely nothing. PADI management was a farce, they said click on this link to locate another diving PADI instructor, completely useless.

I am pleased my instructor is willing to evaluate what I have learned, however, I will have to pay more but at least somewhere down the line hopefully I will be able to dive. The sad part is after gallbladder surgery I’m not as strong as I was before the surgery this is proven by swimming at the YMCA.

One of the questions on the newly revised medical statement is can you swim a certain distance or walk 1/4 of a mile without rest. I could easily answer both with a hardy yes, now I’m not so sure. I’m hoping to build endurance before contained water dives are approved at the YMCA again.

The best case scenario is to complete known skills and to grasp new skills in the shortest amount of time. Living in Northeast USA I don’t know if open water dives will be postponed until warmer weather?