The IDC Diaries – Day 5

02 May 2010
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Day 5 started today with the instructors learning more about the PADI ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ program as well as the PADI options open for snorkelers.

Today also included some time for the candidates to get used to finding information on teaching Standards and Procedures in the PADI Instructor Manual, helping to prepare them for future jobs that they might secure in diving.

The afternoon returned back to the water as focus on the course shifted to look at teaching students in open water conditions.  The candidates took part in a real dive situation, with real conditions including strong current, varying depth and changing visibility.

The whole afternoon was spent in the water again as following the open water scenario, the candidates did the first of their confined water presentations, building in the aspects they learnt during yesterday’s session. All the candidates successfully passed the confined water presentation, making Ute, Miha and Markus very happy indeed!