Last week we saw the successful conclusion to our IDC on Bunaken (IDC is the PADI Instructor Development Course. We had two candidates studying hard to become the next PADI Open Water Instructors. It was great success and both candidates completed the IDC with flying colours! Well done to Quinne and Kenedy!
During the IDC they learned a lot more about dive theory, underwater diver skills, conducting courses in a safe manner and how to teach and have FUN during the dive.
They both also completed their Emergency First Responder Instructor. Every Instructor must be trained and updated with the skills and knowledge about First Aid. This type of training keeps the diving scene safe and prepared for any emergency.
This is normally held in Manado immediately after the IDC on Bunaken. However, as we were the only dive center who had candidates on the IE, PADI agreed to hold the IE at our resort with PADI Examiner Brigit. Thanks PADI for supporting us and only holding an IE for 2 candidates!
Quinne passed her Instructor examination (IE) so now she is certified PADI Open Water Instructor!! Kenedy is going to help out on courses in Bunaken this month and practice his dive theory so that he is ready to do his IE in Bali at the end the month – we wish him the best of luck!
Quinne decided to take her MSDT in Lembeh and on the first dive of the MSDT she descended and saw a Rhinopias – we know that the diving is great in Lembeh but how cool is that! After 9 fantastic dives in Lenbeh Straits she is now able to teach Night, Deep, Wreck, Nitrox and UW Photography Specialty courses.
As a brand new Instructor, the MSDT will make her more employable, and we wish her every success in her search for her new job.
We will actually be welcoming Quinne back to Two Fish Divers Bunaken for a few weeks whilst she does an Instructor Internship with us. During this internship she will teach courses under the direct guidance of our experience instructors, a great way to learn how to teach in real life, and makes her even more employable.
We will be scheduling next IDC on Bunaken to start 23 September with our Course Director Marlies (pictured on the left), so if you are interested in becoming a PADI Instructor then please contact us!!