I’d like to write, in parts, about one of the most important aspects of scuba diving, one that, IMO, isn’t emphasized enough by PADI Instructors and Divemaster’s during the early development of student divers. These practices are what the super stars of diving like cave divers, CCR divers and trimix divers implement religiously into their diving to . . . .
One of the most important pieces of dive equipment I always carry with me is my Shearwater Perdix dive computer. In my humble opinion, this is by far the best dive computer on the market. I’ve had it with me on World Record dives with my JJ-CCR, deep cave penetrations in the sinkholes of Southern . . . .
The greatest dilemma for beginner divers who have fallen in love with the underwater world is the question of which pathway to follow next, Recreational or Technical diving. The most common path, the rescue diver / divemaster / Instructor path, offered by all the recreational diving agencies is the main pathway for divers here on . . . .
Have you ever been on the commute to work, sitting in traffic, heading to sit at a desk behind a computer and start daydreaming of that upcoming vacation? That vacation filled with palm trees, sunny days, beaches and relaxation. Now imagine that vacation as your daily routine. Picture yourself surrounded by happy souls on vacation…these . . . .
Time for your IDC. Are you ready to become a PADI Open Water Diving Instructor (OWSI)! Embarking on this journey will open doors to one of the best jobs in the world. However, unlike with the Divemaster program, there are far more pre-requisites that must be achieved prior to beginning your IDC. This is . . . .
Sidemount Diving There are many key benefits for both backmount and sidemount systems within the open circuit space however, many seasoned divers prefer one over the other. Depending on site makeup, situational requirements, and dive team goals, a diver skilled in both set ups has a clear advantage. That being said, sidemount is much less . . . .
TDI Instructor Trainer Last week I finally completed my TDI Instructor Trainer crossover in Bali. Which means I can now offer TDI Instructor level courses at GoPro-Asia and Bans Technical Diving. TDI (Technical Diving International) is the largest technical certification agency in the world. It was one of the first agencies to provide training . . . .
2015 started off with a BANG with 12 new PADI Instructors completing there PADI Instructor Exams today on Koh Tao. They all passed with great scores in their presentations doing us Course Directors very proud. After a few drinks tonight we’ll begin the next portion of their PADI Instructor Development with the MSDT program starting . . . .
I recently completed the Tec 40 class with Jeffrey Glenn through GoPro and I have to say it was an excellent experience. Jeff’s tremendous level of experience was obvious right from the first few hours of instruction. Taking the step from Recreational diver to Tec 40 diver is no easy task and the theory tends . . . .
I’ve recently spent 2 months on Koh Tao completing a Tec Instructor and Cave diving Internship. I came to Koh Tao having completed Tec training with a range of instructors all offering different teaching styles so I wanted to find a style I was most happy to pass on to my future students. Over . . . .
Happy to announce that I’ve just qualified to become a JJ-CCR instructor on this fantastic unit. I’ll be certifying my students thru TDI and will be starting courses effective immediately. As an Instructor, we are also a dealer in this unit. So if your interested on becoming a rebreather diver with your own awesome unit, . . . .
Busy month again for Go Pro Asia with a vast array of technical diving and recreational Instructor courses being run on Koh Tao, Khao Sok National park and Song Hong Sinkhole. We had a PADI instructor Exam with 14 successful candidates all passing keeping our 100% success rate intact. Thomas and Vera from germany completed . . . .