The certification you earn in this course indicates that you're a qualified scuba diver. It's sort of like a diploma it indicates that you've successfully completed the education. But if you were interviewing for a job, a prospective employer would want to see what you've done with your education a resume listing your experiences since you received your diploma. In diving, your " resume" is your log book.

Your log shows a dive master or charter crew how frequently you dive, what type of dives you've made, the environments that you have experience with and so on diver training, and when diving at resorts or on boats. It helps you assess how your experiences contribute to your diving ability and the dive opportunities open to you. And, you can check it once in a while to see how far the dive stories you tell depart from reality.

The three primary reasons to have a log book are to remember you dive experiences, to document your history as a diver, and to note specific details about a dive site for future references. Make a habit of filling out your instructor or buddy sign it ( your instructor will sign your log book after each open water dive you make in You can choose from log books ranging from simple ones with room for descriptions, to ones such as the PADI adventure log with more features such as space to record training, equipment purchases and maintenance, air use, dive site maps, personal information, and more.