Red Fisher: SDI Instructor Trainer Ambassador

Hi, I am Red Fisher.

What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?

The first dive that I ever did was at the age of 7. it was not really a dive but I loved the feeling it gave me. depth of 1.5 meters, in my pool at home. Stole my dad’s gear for an hour to play under the water. I did nothing but breath. was so much fun!!

What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?

In my opinion the most important trait of a professional educator is understanding that not all people are like you. Once you have realized this, teaching them becomes so much easier.

What is your favorite SDI class to teach and why?  

My favorite course is the OW course.
Why? Because of the change that you seen in the people from the first day to the last.

What is a bucket list dive you still have?

Diving under the ice

What is one bit of advice you would give to a perspective Instructor candidate about to embark on becoming an SDI Instructor?

My advice to all instructors is the same. Don’t be brave, be afraid. This way you will not put your students in dangerous situations.