PADI IDC Course

August fresh water fun

The beautiful month of August and my apologies for being rather lax in the updates. I thought I would explore a little further afield this month before heading into the August IDC in Costa Rica so I am in the beautiful mid west of the United States. This past weekend we went fun diving in [...]

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Manic week thoughts after a PADI IDC

Last day of the PADI IDC today, a good wind down with the EFR instructor program. It has certainly been a challenge running a Tec 45 program and a PADI instructor program. The dive center has been super crazy busy with lots of courses coming in keeping the instructors on their toes. Whether it is [...]

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PADI IDC classes and technical training, February here we come

It’s already February, can’t believe it, it has gone by so quickly, wonderful diving and some great classes. I started teaching a PADI IDC on Sunday with the orientation. The PADI instructor program can be super stressful for everyone and my goal as ever is to try to keep it as chill as possible. Classes, [...]

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Next PADI IDC starts in 1 week, what can you do to prepare ?

So you have finally signed up for your PADI IDC scuba instructor program and the nerves are starting to kick in. Duh, duh duuuuhhhhh!!! Yes, it is nerve wracking to be thinking about your PADI scuba instructor program, it is a big step especially with the exams at the end, knowing you will be adjudicated [...]

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Scuba Diving Internships – Yes or no?

Internships…yes or no? Now I am an advocate for internships in the scuba diving industry, BUT, and this is a BIG but, if they are done the right way. There are always some very vocal advocates on diving forums and boards about the bad sides of it and yes, there are internships out there where [...]

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Can I get a job in the Scuba Diving Industry? – Things to think about

I get applications for scuba diving instructor positions on a weekly basis, and as someone who isn’t even advertising a position, it can baffle me a little sometimes. As much as possible I want to help new people get a foot hold into the dive industry but very much one of the only things I feel [...]

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Updating the news, New scuba instructors and Marine Conservation and Research Program

Two successful PADI Instructor training programs this year already, our IDC in February and then in April has led to our continued success as a IDC center and more importantly to some happy new instructors heading out into the scuba world. So far this year our instructors have headed off to the Phillipines, the BVIs, [...]

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Congratulations to our new Instructors

Congratulations to our new scuba Instructors! After a intense but fun PADI IDC program here at Go Pro Costa Rica we have four new PADI Instructors ready to teach! Congratulations guys, it was a pleasure to teach and looking forward to working with you all in the future.

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Why take an IDC Internship? – Benefits of real world experience

I’ll be honest with you, dreaming of lying under palm tree laden beaches, diving in crystal clear waters, watching the sun go down after an incredible day is in many ways, how the life of a scuba diving instructor is portrayed. And yes, don’t get me wrong it is for many of us, it is [...]

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1 week until the next PADI IDC….are you prepared?

So with all the fun and excitement that has been happening in the dive shop the next PADI IDC is fast approaching. The current Divemaster program is wrapping up with the next group of Divemaster candidates waiting to get going on their path to becoming dive professionals. So, with the current IDC about to begin, [...]

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