New Padi Instructors at Emperor Divers in Sharm

The PADI Instructor Development Course and the PADI Instructor Exam is now over. The course was fantastic, with lots of laughter and lots of good times. I’ll certainly remember it for a long while. It’s surprising just how well people can progress once they put their minds to it.  Two of our IDC candidates could not even speak English a couple of years ago! Istvan is Hungarian, now...
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Help for PADI Divemasters with the question “In which direction do major ocean flow?”

I often find that PADI Divemasters and PADI IDC Candidates often have a problem with a question about the Coreolis Effect. When you look in most PADI materials, you’ll usually find a very simple explanation that states: Major Ocean Currents flow Clockwise in the Northern hemisphere, and Counter Clockwise in the Southern hemisphere.  Whilst this is of course very true, it doesn’t...
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The A Team in Action

Having completed both the Distance Learning and Preparation Courses,  The PADI  Instructor Development Course was off to a flying start for the A Team. First off we discussed the techniques and philosophies of effective teaching in the classroom. It was good to learn that much of the criteria we do quite naturally in our everyday conversations. However it was also good to learn that as simple as...
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PADI IDC – The Tale of Two Teams playing for the same side.

PADI Instructor Development Course, Feb 2012 at Emperor Divers with Platinum PADI Course Director Steve Prior. Every PADI IDC we teach is unique because of the different mixture of personalities involved.  The Feb 2012 IDC is the A and the B Team. Both working towards the same goals. The A Team is made up of Ian, Istvan & Saad and they are all set on becoming PADI Scuba Instructors at the...
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So what happens on an IDC Preparation Course?

The start of the PADI Instructor Development Course Istvan, Saad and Ian arrived at Emperor Divers in Sharm, 2 days ahead of their PADI Instructor Development Course.  Over the past few weeks, they had taken part in our Distance Learning Preparation course and completed 8 mock exams that I had sent to them. The exams had focused their revision on both dive theory and PADI Standards, so they were...
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