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 when asking scuba diving adviceRecently I read a comment of a diver (advanced) who gave scuba diving advice to perform a diving technique. (No matter which, it’s not important). Some surfers with higher certification (also instructors) pointed out that it was unwelcome for an advanced scuba diver to give advice to others.

Is that the case ?

Of course, someone who is not yet confirmed in diving will certainly give more basic “advice”. That will be related to his reading .To what his instructors have taught him and / or in connection with his few experiences,

Of course, the risk that these “tips” when giving scuba diving advice contain erroneous elements is real,

Of course, giving “advice” when one has so little experience, and none in the training and pedagogy of diving, is somewhat awkward. (It is better in this case to talk about feelings or personal experiences)

Of course, a level 2 with 30 dives will certainly have less knowledge and perspective than an instructor. A trainer who has made thousands of dives,

Of course, a diver who has not completed his training and has not learned to transmit should be careful in what he says. Or to write so as not to potentially mislead less experienced divers.

However, as far as I’m concerned, I like to listen to the opinions of those who are new to diving. I like their way of questioning the certainties of some instructors…..

New divers bring fresh perspectives, questioning norms and asking scuba diving advice. They challenge instructors, fostering critical dialogue. Their curiosity sparks insightful discussions. I appreciate their inquisitiveness, it invigorates learning. Seasoned divers can learn from newcomers’ perspectives. It’s enriching to hear varied viewpoints. Diving isn’t just about experience, but also openness to new ideas. Instructors should embrace diverse opinions for growth. Encouraging dialogue between experienced and new divers is essential. It fosters a supportive learning environment. Every diver, regardless of experience, has valuable insights. We should all listen and learn from each other. Let’s celebrate the diversity of voices in diving.

My opinion about scuba diving advice.

In my opinion, no question is a “stupid question”. No ” scuba diving advice” given even in a clumsy way should not be rejected without being analyzed. And never, never we should stop to question ourselves.

The certainty of experienced people would sometimes gain finesse to be jostled regularly by the questions of newcomers in the world of diving.

But above all, even if it would be better for a beginner not to give “advice” on a formative mode, it seems to me fundamental that the right to express oneself, to reflect, to advise, … Is not reserved for instructors only.

So you who are beginner or diver with little experience, do not hesitate to question, question, to seek for scuba diving advice. Because you have, you too, the right to speak and you participate. Therefore in the continuing education of your favorite instructors 😉

Absolutely, don’t shy away from asking scuba diving advice. As a beginner or novice diver. Your inquiries contribute to everyone’s learning. Instructors appreciate your curiosity and involvement. Keep seeking advice, it’s your right. Embrace the learning process with enthusiasm. Every question counts towards your education. Dive into the knowledge pool eagerly. Your instructors are there to guide you. They value your active participation. So, ask away and soak up the wisdom. Enjoy the journey of exploration. Your curiosity fuels the learning experience when asking scuba diving advice. Keep diving deeper into understanding. Your voice matters in the learning community

And if together we had the best chance of positively changing the wonderful world of scuba diving?

And most importantly, do not forget to be happy