Training Insights… Adventures in Diving Part 2: How easy is it to teach the theory?

How easy is it to teach the theory for these adventure dives?

Very! The easiest way to get started is to have your students register for Advanced Open Water Diver Online (PADI’s eLearning option) to get started immediately.

The web-based system will allow them to learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives via an easy to use, interactive online program. The program inclddes videos, audio, pictures and text, plus short quizzes to allow them to gauge their progress and review and correct anything they might happen to miss. This lets them move through the program efficiently and at their own pace.

The adventure dives included in the PADI Open Water Diver Online modules are:

  • Deep
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Wreck Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist

They will also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by you, the PADI Instructor.

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration (though they will have permanent access to their online Adventures in Diving manual).

Once completed, you will be notified that the student has finished and they will be given an eRecord which they can print and bring with them to the dive center.

To finish, simply schedule sessions with your students to review their knowledge development before going on to complete their Adventure Dives.

Don’t forget to make use of the various marketing tools available to help promote Adventure Dives to new and existing customers. For information on the training requirements for teaching Adventure Dives contact [email protected].

Training Insights… PADI Rescue Diver Part 3: What does the Rescue Diver course consist of?

Before you teach your first PADI Rescue Diver course (or as a review before further courses) check out the relevant section on the course within your Guide to Teaching. This reviews the fundamental course philosophies, ideas on how to schedule the various components of training, and methods of conducting the skills and scenarios.

We’ll look at one section at a time, starting with the theory.

Knowledge Development

Tip #1 Provide time for student discussion

shutterstock_184205429Allow plenty of time for open discussion when you review Knowledge Reviews. Rescue Diver is one course where there is often more than one way to achieve goals, and encouraging divers to think about the pros and cons of their answers is a great learning tool, both for them and for fellow students.

Tip #2 Give them time to apply their learning before the exam

The PADI Rescue Diver exam can be quite a toughy for the students – so give them plenty of time to absorb and apply the information before they complete it.

rescueoutlineTip #3 Use the resources available to prepare

Make sure you also check out the Rescue Diver course presentation notes on the PADI Pros’ Site, which can be found under Training Essentials > Curriculum > Diver Training under the ‘Rescue Diver’ heading. These will help you prepare for and structure your knowledge development sessions effectively.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you download your free marketing toolkit to help promote the PADI Rescue Diver course to additional divers. For any enquiries about the toolkit please contact [email protected]

For more information on the training requirements for PADI courses, please contact [email protected].