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.
This week started off with us spotting a Sperm Whale being washed ashore at the small jetty at Bunaken. I was pretty thrilled as this was the first time I had seen a whale although it was in a pretty bad state.
As September begins, this marks the moment of change for Two Fish Divers with Lembongan being the first off the mark to introduce the New PADI Open Water Course. Bunaken and Lembeh will soon follow, so its time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new! The 1st of September has been chosen as Two Fish’s change over from the ‘classic’ PADI Open Water Course to the ‘new’ PADI Open Water Course, so let’s have a a look at what has been changed, removed and updated by tackling the updates by sections.
I’m well into my Divemaster course now. I’m beginning to get the hang of putting together what’s needed for each dive trip.
This week I’ve been learning the art of guiding, much to the amusement of my instructors. There have been underwater fights, lost equipment, and some very bad buoyancy!
I have been at Two Fish Divers, Bunaken, for a while now but it was only last week that I was formally introduced to the dive master internship.
It’s been 2 weeks, so I’m now halfway through my divemaster course. But I still feel like there is so much more to learn! This week has been very busy, which was good as it meant I had the opportunity to assist in Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses.
Our next PADI IDC in Indonesia starts on 23 Sept 2014, and we are running a few articles to give prospective students more insight into our PADI IDC Course. Last week we blogged all about our PADI IDC Course Director, Marlies Lang, this week we want to give some details about the content of our PADI IDC Course.
After 2 weeks of my Divemaster Internship at Two Fish in Nusa Lembongan I have already experienced a lot. Time flies! It’s very interesting to see what’s going on in a Dive center. Who is in charge of what and what needs to be done, so everything works without problems and – most importing thing -pleases the guest. As a tourist you wouldn’t think how much work and effort there is behind the scene, so diving is safe and fun.
Our previous PADI IDC Course (Instructor Course) in July 2014 was a great success (see Recent IDC on Bunaken has successful conclusion) and our next one starts on 23 Sept 2014. We thought that we would run a few articles to give prospective students an insight into our PADI IDC Course, and this first blog is all about our PADI IDC Course Director, Marlies Lang.
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!
Yeah, I passed all my swim tests 🙂 800m snorkeling, 400m swimming , 100m tired diver tow, 15 minute floating and last but not least the equipment exchange! Now I am super tired from all the hard work!
Can’t believe I only have one week left on the island. I have done a lot, but still have a busy week ahead of me to get the last things done for my DM certification. Hopefully it will go pretty smoothly….
Wow time flies! Another busy week has passed. I have already learned a whole lot but I did realize that there is so much more that I have to learn…
Things are starting to get serious on this little tropical island. With only two weeks to go, I have to be able to handle more and more of the things that are needed from a DM to keep a dive center running.
Unbelievable… I’ve only been here one week and it already feels like home. The description about the DM Course on the Two Fish website really helped me make a decision on which dive center to choose.
Three weeks done, three to go. Time flies when you are diving and studying all day, every day. That’s a good thing I guess, it means I’m having fun. But it’s also a bit sad, since it means that I’m going home soon.
The Adventures of Ben: Swim Tests, Guiding and Mantas!
Having welcomed Chris last week, it’s now time to welcome Divemaster Trainee Anna from Zurich. Anna will do her Rescue course before starting her DM Course and as I have my Rescue Assessment in next couple of days, time assisting on Anna’s rescue course will be great for me!
Hi there Bloggers!
The last week as a Divemaster Trainee (DMT) has flown by!
First, a big welcome to Chris from Norway, who started his DMT this week. It’s great to have a DMT buddy to work and dive with!
Hi there Two Fish Bloggers. My name is Ben from the United Kingdom and I am one week into my four week Divemaster internship on the beautiful island of Lembongan. I recently moved from Singapore to Shanghai and with a bit of time on my hands I decided it was time to do the DM course.