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posted : December 19, 2008 Post subject: Divemaster?
Hi Guys,

I trained as a divemaster in Hondorus last year and my DM is up for renewal.

Question is if I dont renew now, can I just renew in a couple of years when I do some DM work again?

I tried calling PADI but they're useless.

posted : December 19, 2008 Post subject: Divemaster?
PADI will need you to do more than just renew. Practises and standards change so they will need to make sure you are aware of these. It will be down to PADI and could be anything up to completing your entire DM course again.

posted : January 3, 2009 Post subject: Divemaster?

I agree with Rod that it is important to keep up with current standards and that PADI will need to ensure that you have done so. I maintained my instructor membership for three years (the last year in non teaching status as I didnt wish to purchse insurance). I didnt renew last year but am still getting renewal notices for this year. I suspect that as long as you are prepared to
'Put Another Dollar In' you will always be welcome. Whatever the case just make sure you are up to the job before taking others out. Ultimately it will be your concience and your neck on the line if things go wrong

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