How successful PADI Instructors use simple psychology to speak to ALL of their students

In many parts of the world, Dive Centre managers want their Dive Instructors to speak more than one language. They want their Instructors to be able to communicate with their customers. But is it enough just to speak to future students in a language that they understand? Are we really connecting with our customers? Have you ever heard that People interpret information in accordance with their...
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Do you want to become a PADI Instructor soon?

We’re running our next PADI Instructor Development Course at Emperor Divers in Sharm el Sheikh in May. I’ll start with EFR instructor course on the 22nd May. Then the courses will run right through until the PADI Instructor Exam on the 5th and 6th June. Usually most people take a long term view to becoming an Instructor. Some book up a year in advance, and others a few months.  This...
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It’s easy to teach others, just “Allow People to Learn”

  Kat has a wonderful life ahead of her in the following months.  In just a few days time, she is heading to South Africa for 5 Months where she will be leading dives in Shark infested waters! Kat is fascinated by Sharks and is really looking forward to showing customers all of the different behaviours that Sharks exhibit. Kat is also passionate to become a PADI Instructor. She will be joining...
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Why does PADI DM Physics need to be so confusing?

Once again, Prior Knowledge comes to the rescue. Martin came to see me on Saturday. Martin is a PADI Divemaster heading towards his PADI IDC.  As usual, Martin’s head is full of numbers, confusion, equations and formulas. None of which make sense. So why is this problem so common?  When you look at the way that these subjects are first taught to people, it’s not difficult to...
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Our Bubbles are on a new Single!

During our February trip to Egypt, Jan and I popped down to Marsa Alam for a week. While we were there, a friend asked us if we could take some video of underwater scenes for a new single.  It’s now been released and it’s here: So in amongst teaching the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course  Jan took video of my bubbles..   We have a tough life!!!  Lizard Brain is the name of the Band...
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