Experienced instructors continue their professional education!

Friday, November 14th, 2014 @ 08:00 Courses, IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships, Staff Instructor

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PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers Mel, Pablo and Polly extend their vast knowledge and experience to our November Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates!

Our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann will be mentoring the three instructors to qualify as PADI IDC Staff Instructors. Their professional training is conducted concurrently with the IDC because the performance requirement to certify as an IDC Staff Instructor is audit an entire IDC!

Before the course orientation, Richard will deliver presentations on the psychology of counseling and the role of a Staff Instructor on an IDC.

It’s very fulfilling for seasoned Instructors, such as the candidates themselves, to provide valuable guidance to the next generation of instructors, and improve their own instructional skills in the process!

Get in touch with our Head Office, where one of our helpful members staff will offer their expertise in tailoring one of our highly popular and successful Go PRO internship programs to include a professional dive course!

Go PRO team welcome IDC candidates to Gaya Island!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 @ 09:53 Courses, IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships, Staff Instructor

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Our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers welcomes the candidates of our next Instructor Development Course (IDC) starting this November 4th!

Enrolled on the course are as follows: Pavel from Czech Republic, Maria from Greece, Amy from the UK, Carl from Australia, August from Sweden, Dominik from Germany and Raymond from Switzerland. It’s turning out to be an incredibly multicultural experience for everyone involved, and our Go PRO team are really excited to be counseling such a diverse group of Go PRO internship candidates!

Polly, who graduated her IDC in May, is qualified to enrol on the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course since completing the performance requirements for her PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating on her second Go PRO internship program with Downbelow! Now, for her third internship she will be joined by 2 of our dedicated PADI Instructors, Mel and Pablo, of our island staff team at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

Our Go PRO team has a lot of counseling to offer during our November IDC, but it’s all worth it to prepare our candidates to become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors!

Contact our Head Office team to get more details on our Go Pro internship program to include professional dive training. The Downbelow Go PRO team looks forward to guiding you to start living your diving dream in Sabah!

Vui How Is Back for the IDC Staff Instructor

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 @ 08:25 News, Staff Instructor

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Downbelow’s May PADI IDC gets a little bit special as IDC graduate Vui How has enrolled for the IDC Staff Instructor Course. Vui How completed the PADI IDC course with Downbelow back in May 2013.

The IDC Staff Instructor course is conducted simultaneously with the PADI IDC where Vui How will learn, observe and assist in conducting and organizing the IDC courses, the same tasks that he is qualified to do once he completes the course.

He will also be qualified to independently teach the PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as teach on the PADI Instructor Development Course.

Welcome back Vui How. Lets have fun while learning again!

Are you a dive instructor? Do you want to be directly involved in bringing up the next generation of PADI instructors? If you do, then drop us an email today to sign up for the PADI IDC Staff Instructor.