“An AWESOME three days…”  – Neil, new PADI Staff Instructor

PADI Staff Instructor Course Success

Congratulations to David and Neil for qualifying as new PADI Staff Instructors.

As another PADI Staff Instructor course comes to an end, PADI Platinum Course Director reflects…”What a wonderful three days, packed full of discussion about the psychological techniques that make learning simple and effortless for our future customers.”

Scuba Republic certify new PADI Staff Instructors

“Well done Neil and David, you were both terrific. I am looking forward to the day that you staff one of my PADI IDCs.”

The Power of Words

We were joined on the Staff Instructor Course by Barry and Bob.  Who are PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Master Instructor respectively.  They found much of the content really relevant to the teaching they have been doing.


The power of words

Barry and I spent a day with Steve Prior learning how to teach the PADI Open Water course in a new and exciting way which moves the spotlight onto the student and not the Instructor.  Also, we conduct most of the pool skill neutrally buoyant and not kneeling on the pool floor which is more realistic, we are seeing some great results plus the students love it as they spend an hour diving and not kneeling down.”  Bob, Felsted

Practical Pool Session

What a marvellous pool session it was.  Full of different types of practice.  Practice at doing skills.  Practice at teaching skills and practice at evaluating skills too. All under the watchful eye of their coach, Steve Prior.

He loves these sessions because there is so much discussion on how we can improve as teachers and make the learning easy for our customers.


Pool discussion

“IDC Staff Instructor…What a brilliant course over the last 3 days!  Thanks very much to Steve and Janet Prior for a great time and giving us some superb teaching tips.”  – David, New PADI Staff Instructor

Practice at evaluating open water

Getting to grips with the evaluation slates is no mean feat, but learning is accelerated by the constant discussion generated.


learning to evaluate

The next 3 day PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course with Steve Prior is at Scuba Republic on 20-21-22 June.

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