Our latest blog is all about what really happens to people when they learn to dive. And by this we do not mean the physical affects to your body what we are talking about is the level of intelligence and how it miraculously diminishes with most people as soon as they put a mask on and descend a few inches under water!
The life of an instructor is – let’s face it – great! We get to live in amazing locations; dive every day; see stunning underwater creatures that not many people will ever see and teach people how to dive! This last bit is the main reason why we love our jobs. Every day is different and every student different.
People often ask ‘Don’t you get bored teaching the same courses every day?” The simple answer “No! It may be the same course but every student will act differently no matter what the skill” With over 10 years of instructing we still get surprised by students and their ability to do something totally daft underwater!!
Here is a little snippet from our latest blog explaining a little more about this –
“For example the most common problem a scuba instructor faces has to do with clearing the mask of water. If your mask is full of water and you don’t like it, then what do you do? Luckily for the student diver they really don’t have to generate solutions or choose the best option. We have taken care of that for them, through our briefing of the skills and what to do when the mask is full of water. You would think that since the instructor informs the student not only what the problem is going to be in advance but also how to fix it and the best means to accomplish it, that there would be no problems. It couldn’t be further from what actually happens. Students will sometimes bypass all logic and go with what they “think” is the best solution. Sometimes that means instead of clearing the mask as taught they spit out the regulator. Where is the sense in that?”
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