It’s September and it’s that time of the year again! The PADI Instructor Development Course has just begun with PADI Course Director Marlies Lang here at Two Fish Divers Bunaken. A frequent visitor to Two Fish Divers, James, has put himself up to the challenge of becoming a PADI instructor. He’s only just started this journey a few days ago, beginning with his Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor course. Here’s a sneak peak into some of the seriously fun times he had during his EFR Instructor course. His students, Marlies, Ken and Sandy weren’t the sharpest to begin, but he James helped correct their mistakes. Can you find what was being done wrong?
The new PADI Open Water course has a new big push on safety and there have been some new skills added which reflect this. These new skill revolve around safety equipment, giving the newly certified divers the skills and knowledge to help keep them stay safe.
Wooo, I’m finally a Divemaster! My last week in Lembongan was very busy, but it was great to see all the signatures being signed off on my form. Day by day getting closer and closer to that final signature!
This is my fourth week as a dive master intern. This week my brother has come over to do his advanced course at Bunaken. I assisted on his course and since it was my last few days at Two Fish Bunaken I wrapped up some of my pending swim tests and the dive mapping activity.
The mini-dive is a new addition to the confined water section of the new PADI Open Water Course skills. This is where student divers plan a simulated dive in a controlled environment with the assistants of their instructor. To make dive planning even easier, students now have the dive planning slate that walks them through all the steps of dive planning.