Today, our Go PRO interns are continuing their Go PRO career path, and are geared up for an equipment exchange.

This is a very important task in the PADI Divemaster course because candidates will be assessed on the use of their sound judgement to solve any unusual problems underwater.

In confined water, Daniel and Danielle must begin the exchange with a comfortable pattern of buddy breathing on a single regulator. When ready, they will begin exchanging all their equipment, with the exception of their weight belt and exposure suit.

As they carry out exchanging their masks, fins and BCD they may come across problems. The points scored are based on the assessment of their problem-solving skills.

The equipment exchange component of the PADI Divemaster is unique training for candidates to use their sound judgement, which they will exercise throughout their professional scuba diving career; and any scuba diving professional will affirm they have experienced unusual problems during their career, however due to their training and preparation they were able to safely overcome them.

Daniel and Danielle will find their experience of the equipment exchange very useful when it comes to assisting and supervising student divers’ during dive activities. As their PADI Divemaster course progresses they will be acting as a certified assistant on as many PADI courses. Their level of control and supervision will definitely improve with time and experience. Our premium PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is always busy and so there will be plenty of chances for them to build on their skills.

To be a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor calls for a lot of responsibility, but it’s the most exciting job you might ever have!

Want to be a PADI Divemaster like our Go PRO interns Daniel and Danielle? Contact us at Downbelow, where our friendly team will provide more information on our different internship programs!