Thinking of becoming an instructor? We’re getting into what it really takes to become a GREAT instructor. It beyond the certification, being a great instructor takes time and effort.
Cave divers rely on their equipment, skills and a calm state of mind to ensure a safe exit from a cave. These three items are all interconnected and directly relate to every aspect of cave diving.
While many will argue sidemount diving is a trend or a fad, the fact is it is an extremely valuable tool for certain diving applications.
The goal of posting that equivalency chart was to provide a resource for divers and dive professionals to help navigate the web of diver certifications.
TDI Instructor Trainers (IT) are viewed in the industry as the most knowledgeable, experienced, and talented dive educators. They are considered the top of the top or the crème of the crop.
The article titled, “Fear and Loathing on the Internet” that inspired this blog entry was written by one of the founders of TDI, Brett Gilliam, to announce Mr. Irvine’s expulsion from TDI.
Prerequisites can be found in the Standards and Procedures for any course you are interested in taking.
So what do you “get” out of the Advanced Adventure course other than a better idea about where you want to focus attention?
My student can do all of the skills but something just doesn’t seem right.
Because of your responses, we felt it important to put our previous article into context.