Only 2 days! Only 2 days and if everything goes alright Gili Air has 3 new PADI dive instructors.
The PAD Instructor Examination (IE) takes 2 days. During the IE the candidates will be tested on the dive theory and knowledge as well as the personal dive skills and teaching presentations and these will occur in a classroom type environment, additionally these exams take place in both confined (pool) and open water (normally the beach if local dive conditions allow) environments. Confined water environments for the PADI IE is normally restricted to swimming pools to aid administration and logistics.
But today it was only the Exams and Classroom presentation, a dry day. The day started at 9.00 with an orientation done by PADI Examiner Rob, following directly with the Exams. There were 5 people doing the exams 3 of Oceans 5 dive resort and 2 of Trawangan dive. After 3 hours the good news was there, all 5 candidates passed the exams. For the candidates of Trawangan Dive the IE was over, this was the only part that they had to do, so they became PADI instructor. But for Marcos, Valentina and Pascal the day continued with a classroom presentation.
Classroom presentation started at 15.00 and just after 15.30 the white smoke was there again, all 3 passed!
The candidates have a lot of time to prepare themselves for the next day. Then they have first Confined Open Water Presentation and after that a Open Water Presentation with rescue.
Lets make some bubbles! Hupla!
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