I was just thinking today, that most DIR divers have a group of people they like to dive with frequently and they form a team. But new-to-team-diving divers need to dive more experienced team divers in order to grow and become more proficient. They cannot always dive with pure rec divers because it becomes difficult to cultivate the DIR skills when diving too much with non like minded divers.
What do you look for when you take on a new diver to the team (I'm talking at the Rec level all the way up to tech). How readily do you take a chance (er, welcome) on divers not yet proficient with team diving? How frequently do you set aside such dives to dive with those newer divers to help them grow?