Toward the end of the month, we focused on the DM conducted programs. These programs include:
*ReActivate, which is a program designed to refresh water skills and scuba knowledge when a person hasn’t dived in a while;
*DSD diving, which is a program designed for people who want to experience diving without completing the open water course;
*Discover Local Diving, which is a program designed to introduce people to a new diving area;
I divided the candidates into two groups of three again. While I was working with one group, the other group shadowed different instructors on a variety of scuba courses and divemasters leading fun dives. After five days, we switched.
The first five days I had Daniel, Shantha, and Sara practicing their briefings and guiding. Below is a photo of the team taking a break on the jetty.
Here is a silly photo of Daniel, Sara, and Katrine practicing their buddy checks.
The last five days of the course, I worked with Peter, Moa, and Katrine. Here’s a photo of them right before a debrief.
It was great fun working with so many different personalities on the course. As with anything, each person has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. For instance, some people are stronger at briefings while others have stronger underwater skills. What made this month really special was how everybody helped each other out. It was awesome watching my scuba babies grow as divers!