In late April and early May, I conducted a series of instructor development programs at Indepth Scuba Batemans Bay, NSW.
We started off with an EFR Instructor Course with three candidates. Rowan, Damon and Chris are now all able to teach a range of Emergency First Reponse CPR & First Aid courses, including Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children.
Then we worked through the PADI Instructor Development Course, the dive industry's most popular program to become a scuba instructor. During the program we covered a range of subjects that prepare candidates to become great dive instructors, including subjects on teaching in the classroom, confined water and open water, as well as risk management, the range of PADI courses, and business topics.
We also completed specialty instructor training for PADI specialties including Emergency Oxygen Provider and Equipment Specialist.
The PADI Instructor Exam went well, and Damon, Chris and Rowan are now proud new PADI Instructors.
Our PADI IDCs at Indepth Scuba Batemans Bay are unique in NSW as they are conducted as live-in PADI IDCs. For the duration of the program the candidates and staff lived in Indepth Scuba's modern and comfortable lodge, with all classroom activities onsite. Dive sites are nearby, and represent some of the best temperate water diving of the NSW South Coast.