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Ocean Frontiers Offers Instructor Development Course in Grand Cayman. Well known IDC educator brings his teaching style to the warm Caribbean waters and customized teaching facilities at East End.

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“Even if you are a novice or experienced diver, if the Instructor or Divemaster doesn´t prepare you for the dive, you will hardly enjoy it.” When students first start diving, most of the time their expectations are focused on going into the water immediately, receiving a brief explanation of what to and not to do from the professionals, without considering multiple facts involved in the dive. However, after finishing the Discover Scuba Diving course or the PADI Open Water manual, they become aware that there is additional valuable information to keep in mind, such as weather and wave conditions, wind,…

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These trips are ideal for people with little or no photography experience. Emperor Divers is offering free advice from photo pro, Jordi Chias, on both Red Sea and Maldives selected sailings. “This is a free, value-added service from the team at Emperor to anyone who wants to ask questions and get hints and tips in relaxed surroundings. It’s not a seminar or workshop so no competitiveness required,” explains Luke Atkinson, Emperor Divers’ General Manager. The trips follow Emperor’s successful free photo advice trips last year and welcome highly acclaimed photographer, Jordi Chias, who will once again be sharing his experience…

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Divers Alert Network (DAN), in conjunction with its subsidiary Risk Retention Group, is offering liability insurance to scuba diving professionals and dive businesses. Among those who can take advantage of this protection are diving instructors, dive masters and even free diving and swimming instructors. Lloyds of London and Gen Re are backing DAN’s program. July 1 is the first day of the 2017-18 program year, so professional liability insurance will be available then. The cost for instructors who are DAN members is $649 US and $681 US for non-members. For divemasters the rates are $379 for members and $398 for…

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My girlfriend and I are both PADI dive masters and work part-time for a local Vancouver Island Dive shop . We both learned to dive in cold water and have done all of our training in cold water. We dive regularly, averaging around 160 dives a year. On Saturdays’ we organize a drop in dive that’s open to all certified divers. We also do cold water and dry suit orientations for divers new to cold water diving. Recently we had a woman show up for the drop in dive. She was to be the only diver joining us that day.…

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A team from scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has recently returned from their largest ever and most successful programme yet. 14 wounded in service veterans, all suffering from life changing mental and/or physical injuries, took part in the Deptherapy programme in May at Roots Red Sea, El Quseir, Egypt. Six veterans successfully completed the PADI Open Water course with five of these continuing on to qualify as PADI Advanced Open Water Divers during the week. A further five completed their PADI AOW Diver course and Deep Specialty. All 11 completed their Enriched Air/Nitrox Course and experienced a night dive at…

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