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Are SDI Instructors good leaders

SDI Instructors: Good Leaders in Tight Spots

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.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed

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.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed: How to weight properly, Part 3

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.

Teaching Neutrally Buoyant and Trimmed: Pt2 – Mask, Snorkel & Fin Skills

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.

Instructors! 5 Tips on how to shine at your dive shop

These tips for instructors will not only make you a better instructor but they’ll also help bring you returning students. Instructors who see their students as people and not as another number are instructors we want teaching under the SDI brand. There are many ways to do this but these five reasons hit the major points.

New Medical Documents

Attention all Instructors! We have made some substantial changes to our medical forms with the collaboration of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and in cooperation with the RSTC. We invite you to learn more about what this means for you and your future students.

Guidelines for Reopening Dive Training

Wondering what dive training looks like in “the new normal” while navigating the world reopening during a pandemic? We’ve laid out all of the details you need to start teaching safely again.