Have you questioned teaching in a backplate, harness and wing before? We’re here to break down exactly why this set up is a-okay to use in your next course and offer some pointers to make it go smoother. Finally, we make the argument on why using a BPHW set up can actually be better in some cases for you as the instructor and the evolving student.
With the official one-year mark of COVID-19 behind us, you too might be asking, “can we go diving yet?” Even if where you live is open for business, the answer may not be an automatic yes. There are a few things you should consider before booking your next dive or packing your dive bag.
Lets take a look at the benefits of teaching snorkeling as part of an SDI Open Water Diver course. Snorkeling can make learning to dive more enjoyable and more efficient.
Does your business have a strategic plan for how you’ll stand out from your competitors? Are you spinning your wheels trying to figure out the best way to run your business and make money? Learn about three different strategies that will help you stand out and earn more business.
Training agency standards are written to represent the minimum acceptable level of any aspect of a training course, under any circumstances. They are not meant to represent the typical level to be expected or even a target to be hit. Good instructors understand that the level should, in most cases, be exceeded.
There are a lot of ways to stand out against the competition these days; and the good news is, it doesn’t mean you have to have the lowest prices. In a business like diving where there’s no shortage of dive retailers, you may often feel yourself stuggling to set yourself apart from others. There are many ways to stand out and we’re giving you some ideas on how to do it.
Understanding how customers buy, you can tailor your marketing activities to get the best results and get them signing up for courses and dive trips.
Over the last 10 years SDI/TDI/ERDI has seen tremendous growth throughout the world. Due to our growth outside of the United States, we recently decided to expand the staff working with Paul, by adding Jordan Greene, an experienced member of our staff, and Mark Powell, a long time IT for SDI/TDI/ERDI from the UK.
The fact is, the diving industry and “marketing” have gone though a very similar evolution process.