people to be explorers.
“I am sure that with the increasing number of instructors, SDI will be more and more popular in Poland and I am glad I am a part of it. Most of the instructors I have trained are already experienced technical divers, so I expect this and next year to have a lot of work teaching them to become technical instructors.
lesson for me. I love to teach and I love to learn. Even, as an Advanced Trimix Instructor-trainer believe there is still a lot of learning in front of me. There is a Polish expression – the more you enter the forest, the more trees you see.
Due to the climate conditions (cold water, bad visibility) a lot of Polish divers are diving doubles and dry suits and they are good divers. But often they have no idea about teaching methods. Teachers at school are often teaching "the old way" by reading a book loudly. So, I have a lot of work at IDCs to explain how it should be done before we even start talking about diving.
My personal idea is that I try not to teach students, but only instructor courses. This way, I am not competing with instructors that I used to teach. Of course, I do conduct some diver-level classes, but only if there is an instructor candidate who wants to intern and learn during the course. That philosophy gives a big trust to my candidates and it keeps them with me for next courses as well."