We recently taught two of our boatmen to dive. Sem and Agus learnt enough english that they managed to complete all the theory of the PADI Open Water course, and their reward was to complete the rest of the open water course which they completed by the end of Jan 07.
They have also done some of the dives of the PADI Advanced Open Water course, and their aim now is to complete their advanced course and get more dive experience. Our policy is for trainee guides to spend 6 months with the dive guides so they get this experience, they have already done 40-50 dives and guests may see them at the back of a dive group helping to spot those critters.
Nigel @ Two Fish (18/02/07)