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Posted Jan 23rd, 2011 by Jeff
Hailing from from Dorset, UK, Katie has been here at Simple Life Divers for the past few months training through to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – the most in demand of dive professionals.
Previously studying marine biology in Swansea, Katie is now nearing the end of the Thailand diving internship and is currently working through her PADI Instructor Development Course [IDC].
Image: Soon-to-be PADI dive instructor Katie poses for an underwater photo with her sister.
For the past few days we’ve been covering how to teach scuba diving safely, working within PADI’s proven standards. The IDC has involved Katie practicing giving scuba diving theory presentations, shallow water training and conducting open water classes with simulated students.
It is a steep learning curve with a lot to take in, but the good news her past few months spent on the diving internship have put her in a strong position, and Katie is progressing well with the PADI dive instructor training. Today we’re making a mock instructor examination where we’ll simulate PADI’s external exam and see how Katie gets on 😉
Then the main event is set to take place on 25th January – PADI’s external examiners will be visiting Koh Tao, during which time Katie will be taking the PADI Instructor Examination. Assuming all goes to plan she will qualify as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor [OWSI] and Emergency First Response Instructor [EFRi].
Good Luck Katie! (& we’ll let you know how she gets on).
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Adam | Canada
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