Thank you – You have changed my life immeasurably

PADI IDC, Emperor Divers April 2012 –  Keith, Mark and Caz with Steve & Janet Prior You will remember that during your IDC we had an Open Water Diver in the classroom.  Katrina had been diving for a number of years, had made approx. 200 dives and had never taken any further diving courses because she didn’t want or need to. You may also remember that after each of you had made a...
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Day 6 – Steve Prior’s PADI IDC – Control in Open Water

Today, the PADI IDC moved into the open water and the candidates experienced being in control.  The control we need  varies depending on who we are teaching and at what level those people are. The candidates experienced a variety of situations including, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water course skills and continuing education course skills.  There was a great deal of learning going on but still...
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Day 5 – Steve Prior’s PADI IDC – Progression in Confined Water Teaching

Yesterday, the foundations for teaching in confined water were laid down and today we tested that the foundation was solid.  It was and some great scores reflected the achievement. As the IDC candidates confidence levels grew,  we build on that foundation, pushing the boundaries wider by getting them to practice teaching skills from continuing education courses. It’s at this point of the PADI...
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Day 4 – Steve Priors PADI IDC – Life’s a Beach

  Yesterday we learnt the theory of teaching in confined water and had a dry practice.  Today we put it into action in the confined water at Sharks’ Bay. The PADI IDC candidates are finding it really tough going! (NOT!) How much sun, sea, sand and fish can you take?  
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What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday, the PADI IDC candidates learnt how to teach in the classroom. Concentrating on how to plan a lesson and practicing delivering that lesson. During a Steve Prior IDC, their learning is guided very carefully and their confidence grows quickly. The candidates retain their own personal style of delivery and the results are astounding. Today, the candidates prepared and delivered another...
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