Our 1 day PADI (DSD) Discover Scuba Diving program is so popular at Downbelow: today 4 guests are ready to explore the fantastic underwater world with our staff members, Mel and Along, taking good care of them.
Both initially joined our friendly Downbelow team as boat captains and through the PADI system of education and the opportunity offered by Downbelow, are now professional divers.
Mel qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor during the May PADI IDC Asia and gives his colleague Along an insight into the duties of an instructor. Along partook in the PADI (IDC) Instructor Development Course earlier this month, with the encouragement of our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann. During the IDC, it was a lot of hard work for Along, but with the support of Richard and his Go PRO team of Staff Instructors, he gained a passing score.
Before our next PADI IDC starting January, Along gains experience whilst assisting the instructors, which will benefit his performance on the instructor exam (IE).
Along’s perseverance to become an instructor is admirable and Platinum PADI Course Director is proving anything is possible and with our IE pass rate of 100% there’s a good chance for Along to Go PRO in 2014!