How to be successful as a PADI Instructor

“Can I make money as a Scuba Diving Instructor?”  That’s a question that I’m often asked! The answer is easy, Yes you can.  You just need to be shown how. Now that the new Open Water course is soon to be released, now is the time for you to know how to be successful as a PADI Instructor. The new Open Water course is going to require a new mind-set from instructors. New...
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A PADI IDC in action! A lesson about making Briefings Brief!

PART 1 Well it’s not actually an IDC lesson! it’s more an impromptu talk about the importance of why Instructors should keep their briefings short, and also how to keep them effective. This is just part 1.  There is another post following this one with part 2.  Here in Part one, I mostly speak about WHY the briefings should be short, and in Part 2 I mostly speak about what goes into...
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How much information can your Student Diver take in?

Here is a TED talk about Working Memory from Peter Doolittle. For those of you who have attended one of my IDCs, you’ll know I advocate a “Cut the Crap” approach to teaching. PADI Instructors need to “Allow people to learn” instead lengthy instructions. Take a look at...
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Stop Teaching! and Allow people to learn instead!

The Instructor Development Course has begun at Emperor Divers in Sharm. David, Keith and Carl have started their exciting journey to becoming PADI Scuba Diving Instructors with Platinum PADI Course Director Steve Prior.   The course begins in the classroom but this is far from stuffy.  In fact, it’s the vibrant class discussion and laughing and joking that makes Steve’s courses so dynamic.  ...
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Why is the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course so effective?

Kieran and Lisa finished their PADI Open Water Course last weekend, and like most brand new divers, were very envious of the way that PADI Instructors look so comfortable and relaxed in the water. Everything was new for them. They had only the experience of the course training dives. Of course during the PADI Open Water Course they mastered Neutral Buoyancy and of course they hovered… BUT...
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