Every month on Koh Tao, there is PADI Dive Master taking their Dive Career to the next level by joining the Instructor Development Course.
During 16 days, they will put their efforts and concentration on becoming the new OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructors).
Course Directors Sebastiaan Van Riemsdijk, Mark Soworka, Marco Gervasi and Chris Freestone are monthly putting their knowledges together to share it with the candidates through lectures, exams, water work and evaluation.
All candidates would say the same: It’s a intense 2 weeks, but it’s also a great time meeting with others who share the same passion. There will be some good days with high scores and others with a bit more stress reminding the candidates to keep their feet down on earth and keep on focusing. It’s all part of the training. Most importantly, at the end of each day, there is this amazing feeling of getting closer to the dream.
Split in 3 parts (Preparation, IDC and Instructor Examination), the first 13 days will be focused on refreshing each topics of the Dive Theory, but mainly on looking at every single course the candidates will be able to teach once certified Instructors. Academic, confined and Open Water presentation will remind them what it involves to be an Instructor and how being good at it is all about having the best technics.
Course Director Bas Van Riemsdijk, from Holland, has started his diving career long time ago became a Dive Professional in Dahab, Egypt. Since 4 years, he is now teaching on Koh Tao, Thailand.
Confined Presentation with Bas and Mark Soworka. It’s all about briefing a skill, demonstrating it, evaluating students when they perform it and debriefing them.
IDC Candidates from the September 2013 edition. Casey, Liam, Nenad, Maikee, Kevin and Chloé a nice mix between South Africa, France, Holland and USA.
On the last 3 days, each candidates will be evaluated by a PADI examiner. He will be the last person to decide if yes, the candidate is ready to be an Instructor. With a passing rate of 100%, the hand shake is guaranty!
The moment of happiness!
If you are a certified Dive Master, a diver since at least 6 months, 18 years old and have 100 logged dive, you are ready!!! Join our IDC and live the dream with us!