New Instructor Trainers from Bonaire ITW Ready to Hit the Water!

SDI IT Program Proves to be a Great Success!

The recent Bonaire Instructor Trainer Workshop produced four IT graduates. Hosted by the Dive Inn, located in Kralendijk, Bonaire, the program ran from August 7th through the 13th and was conducted by Steve Moore from the HQ Training Department.

A week of long days in the classroom, hard work, endless shots of coffee and about 6 hours daily under the Caribbean sun resulted in four proud instructors deservedly graduating with International Training’s highest teaching rating: Instructor Trainer. The graduates were: Chris Verstappen, Rob van de Vechte, Jeff Kempff and Alex van der Kroft. The program was also completed by Astrid de Jager as an auditor.

“This was a very enjoyable ITW” said Steve Moore. “Everyone was extremely enthusiastic, well prepared and had an incredibly detailed knowledge of the subject material. A big “well done” to all for making the program a huge success!

A special thanks goes to Chris Verstappen and Astrid de Jager for hosting the program at the Dive Inn.

The Instructor Trainer Rating is International Training’s highest teaching level and the program focuses on the development of evaluation techniques in the classroom, confined water and open water. Presentation ability and skill demonstrations at instructor trainer quality are also assessed throughout the program.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may teach instructor level courses for all approved SDI, TDI and ERDI levels, including conducting the IEC portion of the SDI Open Water SCUBA Diver Instructor Course. The course is intensive, demanding and challenging but very rewarding.

International Training adopts a friendly, informal approach to the ITW and encourages a relaxed atmosphere throughout the program but also expects that all candidates will work hard to meet the challenges of the agency’s highest level of leadership training.

Anyone wishing to receive further information about the future ITW programs should contact the HQ Training Department via

If you will be attending DEMA this November in Orlando, prior to the Trade Show, there is an ITW that may be just right for you. Contact the training department today! 888.778.9073 or 207.729.4201 or simply e-mail

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