A couple of years ago, an educator contacted us about conducting a survey of our members; he explained he was conducting research in pursuit of a higher education degree, and we agreed. The instructor was looking for detailed information about the types of leaders we have in our community of instructors. He shares a shortened version of his findings. Check out our article to find out whether SDI instructors are quality leaders or not.
A hot topic among instructors in the industry is whether or not students should be taught their Open Water Course on their knees or hovering nuetrally buoyant. We have written several articles on this very topic in the past, but now one of our members is taking a turn and explaining his reasoning and methods for teaching his students in neutral buoyancy.
We’re back with part two of our teaching neutrally buoyant series! This month’s article breaks down the reasons overweighting students is harmful and what to do instead. Kosta shares a mathematical formula he developed for getting a student’s base weight right before they even get into the water.
What if mask skills weren’t new to your students when taking them underwater for the first time? Have you ever thought about teaching finning with just a mask and snorkel? Learn how you can teach mask and skills to your students in chest deep water before putting them in scuba gear with just a snorkel, mask and fins.