Five things not to do in video meetings

Five Things NOT to do on Video Meetings

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that video meetings will continue to remain a vital part of our lives. They are now how business is conducted, how education is received, and much more. What we are suggesting in this post are some simple guidelines for successful video meetings.

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.

Are SDI Instructors good leaders

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.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed

A hot topic among instructors in the industry is whether or not students should be taught their Open Water Course on their knees or hovering nuetrally buoyant. We have written several articles on this very topic in the past, but now one of our members is taking a turn and explaining his reasoning and methods for teaching his students in neutral buoyancy.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed: How to weight properly, Part 3

We’re back with part two of our teaching neutrally buoyant series! This month’s article breaks down the reasons overweighting students is harmful and what to do instead. Kosta shares a mathematical formula he developed for getting a student’s base weight right before they even get into the water.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed: Pt2 – Mask, Snorkel & Fin Skills

What if mask skills weren’t new to your students when taking them underwater for the first time? Have you ever thought about teaching finning with just a mask and snorkel? Learn how you can teach mask and skills to your students in chest deep water before putting them in scuba gear with just a snorkel, mask and fins.

Instructors! 5 Tips on how to shine at your dive shop

These tips for instructors will not only make you a better instructor but they’ll also help bring you returning students. Instructors who see their students as people and not as another number are instructors we want teaching under the SDI brand. There are many ways to do this but these five reasons hit the major points.