Keep it brief for open water skills!

Posted 03 Oct 2014


Tim is one of our passionate and dedicated PADI Staff Instructors at our Gaya Island beach house, and with his years of experience conducting various PADI programs and courses, he knows keeping information brief gives student divers a better chance to retain learning!

When briefing for open water dives in the PADI Open Water course, keep skill description simple and direct, serving only to remind student divers how they mastered performing the skill in the confined water dive environment.
Overloading a student with a lot of information to digest could cause confusion about what they need to do underwater. Sometimes, less is more.

Something so simple as equalization techniques might be a trivial concept to the student diver, but a dive educator needn’t relay dive theory in great detail unless the student is completing the PADI Divemaster!

Educating others to scuba dive is one of the most exciting careers and it takes great determination to successfully complete the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and pass the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) to qualify as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Tim, also a member of our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers, shares with our Go PRO internship candidates his own experiences of learning the PADI system of dive education on his own IDC.

Get more information on our Go PRO internship programs when you contact our Head Office! A member of staff will organize a convenient itinerary for you to start living your diving dream at our Gaya Island beach house!

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