Entries by Adolfo Ruiz Cantero

Are you filling the need?

Are you creating lifelong divers or bucket list divers? Here are five ways you can change up your Open Water courses to ensure that the divers you’re training keep coming back for more. This advice comes from an Instructor who has seen a thing or two in his over 20 years of experience. These are tips you won’t want to miss.

Nine Things 2020 Taught Us

Throughout 2020 we all learned a lot… be it how to make a loaf of delicious banana bread or just how to simply get creative during quarantine. One of our regular contributors, Edward Kelleher, is sharing his top ten most valuable lessons he learned in 2020.

3 Ways to Improve Freediving Performance

You’re a freediver now and you want to know what you can do to improve your skills without necessarily jumping into an advanced course. This is exactly where line diving, refresher courses and coaching sessions come in. These three types of training are perfect for freedivers looking to break bad habits or to continue working on muscle memory. We’re going to explain in detail the difference between the three.

SDI Instructors: Good Leaders in Tight Spots

A couple of years ago, an educator contacted us about conducting a survey of our members; he explained he was conducting research in pursuit of a higher education degree, and we agreed. The instructor was looking for detailed information about the types of leaders we have in our community of instructors. He shares a shortened version of his findings. Check out our article to find out whether SDI instructors are quality leaders or not.

Continuing Education

Have you heard instructors push continuing education courses left and right, only to feel like they’re just trying to get you to pay for another course? You might feel this way, however, your instructor does have your best interest in mind. By pushing con-ed (aka continuing education), instructors are helping build more lifelong divers who are proficient in diving, rather than just vacation divers who never log more than a couple hours of diving each year.