The benefit of the hands-on experience to be gained during an internship just can’t be over-stated, as our May PADI IDC candidates are finding out.
Even though our next IDC only starts on 16 May, all 6 our currently enrolled IDC candidates are already at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on internships, to gain as much experience as possible (and we still have space, join this next IDC).
Aside from getting hands-on experience by assisting our full time instructors when they conduct open water courses for the group members, our candidates also have the unique opportunity to learn from each other.
During their IDC prep earlier this week, they had to work through mock exam questions.
The Instructor Development Course candidates, all of who are experienced divers, worked through the questions they knew well, and marked the questions about which they had doubts.
Afterwards they engaged in group discussions, giving the opportunity to present their answers to each other, as they would have to do to examiners during the Instructor Exam.
Resident PADI Course Director and IDC Staff Instructor James were always nearby to clarify whatever questions or doubts remained.
There are 2 more weeks to go before the next IDC and lots of opportunity for our candidates to hone their skills and knowledge.