Back in the Coconut Tree Days, where I learned to dive and was mentored by PJ and many other amazing divers and friends to the day, we did plenty of divemaster training. Part of that was geared towards preparing DMs for actual work in the dive industry. Today Coconut Tree Divers remains a top destination for divemaster trainees who want that real life training in a structured program with a proven record of success. The Coconut Tree Divers alumni, to include Tec students as well as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, Master Scuba Diver Trainers, and PADI Staff Instructors are sprinkled throughout Roatan and the scuba diving world.
Ropework or Marlin Spike Seamanship often eludes young divemasters in training and it often spills over to professionals who simply just do not have a clue as to the proper way of securing a boat to the dock or a mooring. In this day and age and with the ease of YouTube’s self training, there is no excuse for not knowing some basic knots. The video below was produced years ago and it hold true today regarding scuba diving knots.
Join Adam for the just under 9 minutes of your time to help clarify terms like a rope, a line, the bitter end and the standing part. Learn about an overhand loop and an underhand loop and how to get yourself a raise, as he likes to say.
A big shout out to Adam Schersten for presenting the material and for putting up with, do it again dude.