Ambitious athletes start from basics to build on proper form and muscle memory, same as aspiring musicians play the same scales over and over until they develop proper musicality before they move on to the next piece. So that on game day, they’ll be ready; or so that they can play their piece flawlessly during the performance.
PADI Open Water Diver course participants learn basic skills and do them over and over so that they can survive diving with another certified diver without the need for supervision by a professional, whereas dive master candidates learn how to handle different people in different situations and are groomed to become instructors.
The quality of scuba instructors rely mostly on how they were trained as dive masters because the Divemaster level is the foundation of dive leadership.
The result of good diving instructions breed good divers. Or better yet, the time and effort that instructors spend on their students reflect on their performance after training.
In the PADI Instructor Development Course, the instructor candidates are drilled over and over on theories and skills that they already know for two reasons: 1.) To get through the great equalizer known as the PADI Instructor Exam and 2.) So their students don’t end up like this:
We take pride in sending our instructor candidates to their exams because of all the hard work that we put in the course so that the exam is just “a walk in the park”.
Passing the PADI Instructor Exam for many, is an exhilarating feat. One of the most important things to remember before taking the exam is to make sure that you are ready – Physically and mentally.
The exam is only an evaluation of what was learned during the PADI Instructor Development course. What’s the final evaluation? How student divers perform after taking their certification course.
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