International Instructor Profile #3 – Andre Engstrom – Svenska – Dansk – Norsk – English
Andre Engstrom – PADI OWSI Instructor - Svenska - Dansk - Norsk - English From Helsingborg, Sweden and left in 2010 as he needed to find a warmer climate to work. In Sweden Andre worked on a boat between Sweden and Denmark where he served ice cold beers for the passengers. He has allways loved the sea so it was pretty easy to adjust to the life as an instructor. Andre is unique in the sense that most instructors have fallen in love with scuba diving. Andre actually fell in love with a girl that fell in love with scuba diving and he just tagged along. She has long gone but Andre is still here. Andre is one of the easiest going [...] Read The Story Courses
International Instructor Profile #1 – Alban Fabre – Le français – Espanol – English
Alban is our French mascot. Raised with ham and butter cheese baguette and wine in his baby’s bottle, he often left France to live in different parts of the world: USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Singapore and Spain (Barcelona being his city of heart, even before Paris!). Since small kid (small ... it may surprise that he would have been as today he is 2m02 ...), Alban is a lover of the sea, sailing the waters of Brittany and spearfishing there. However, he did discover scuba diving only later, passing his PADI Open Water in 2012 in the waters of the port of Singapore! This did not stop him and he became addicted, diving from the Caribbean to [...] Read The Story Courses
Do I Need to do a Scuba Diving Refresher?
PADI recommends when during their theory section of the PADI Open Water Course that you should do a refresher if you have not been diving for six months. This is for a very good reason, it involves your safety. Is this applicable to all cases? The requirement or need to do a refresher should not purely be based on time alone. The ability and confidence of the diver involved should also be taken into account. For example, a student who has only done the four dives of the PADI Open Water Course, was quite nervous during their course should look at doing a refresher. A divemaster with several hundreds or even thousands of dives [...] Read The Story Courses
Becoming a PADI Rescue Diver
“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi One of the best ways to boost your dive confidence and level of experience is to do the PADI Rescue Course. Have you ever been diving with a group of divers and a PADI pro, maybe a divemaster or instructor as a guide, and wondered how the guide seems to be so confident and comfortable underwater? The answer may be simpler than you think! The PADI Rescue cours [...] Read The Story Courses
Simplifying your PADI IDC Choices
Aussie Divers Phuket - Instructor Development Course Simplifying your PADI IDC Choices · Be a certified diver for at least 6 months · Be at least 18 years of age · Be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent from other agency · 60 logged dives to start 100 to be certified (let us know if you do not have 100 logged dives) · Experience in Navigation dives, night dives and deep dives · Have Emergency First Response Training or equivalent with CPR Training completed in the last 24 months · Have a medical certificate not older than 12 month and must be signed by a doctor Dates for [...] Read The Story Courses
Learn to Scuba Dive – Understanding Your Options
For some people scuba diving for the first time is a very scary or intimidating experience. This is why it is important to have an experienced and understanding instructor for your first underwater encounter. If this is your first time underwater you are in for a real adventure, you are about to experience a new world, everything changes, you are light, agile and free like you have never experienced before. Once you have tried it you will never be the same If you have never been scuba diving before and you want to learn the there are a few different options. The first is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver and the PADI Open [...] Read The Story Courses
How do I become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor?
Sitting in your office thinking there must be something better out there to do, well there is and that is becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Not all PADI scuba instructors have been life long scuba divers. Some are hooked from the first time they dive and some even make the decision without ever going into the water. They fall in love with the idea and the dream of traveling the world, getting away from the rat race into the big blue sea and teaching people to scuba dive. Your first step in this quest is the PADI Open Water Course. This course is where you will first learn to scuba dive. This is a three-day course, which is br [...] Read The Story