Making The Right Decision in Dive Centres
Making The Right Decision on Scuba Diving Internships Cyprus ….
When choosing a padi dive centre, a scuba Instructor or the training agency, I say it comes down to the instructor as most scuba training agencies cover pretty much the same info, teaching you to dive safely. The instructor is most often the determining factor in how much you learn. Also, dive shops differ in how they prefer to handle courses. Some training agencies have Padi eLearning an on-line scuba theory education; others will give you the material to study.
I would recommend that you take your time to digest the information and take the theory of scuba diving at your own pace. If you do the classes over a period of days/nights or several weeks that is what best suits you and not the centre. Theory has now become very flexible to suit the needs and to suit your time, so study early and prepare. I know you can take watch all the Scuba Training DVD’s at home and give you the workbooks. You can also and do the entire classroom and confined water training in 1 weekend. Give yourself time to digest all the info and get any questions answered with the instructor without being rushed.
Try to find instructors or Padi Dive Centres that fits your personality also make the boring material seem fun and interesting. Our instructor is a very important decision, he must make you feel that the good times, had in class encouraged you that diving is great fun, safe.
One more piece of advice for you. Make sure that if you find an instructor that you like and are comfortable with that you do your checkout dives with that instructor if at all possible. Doing your first few dives with someone around that you have confidence in and who make you feel comfortable can mean all the world when doing your checkout dives. If you have a different instructor, from the same shop, it takes you a few dives before you feel comfortable with them and able to complete all skills successfully and confidently.
I think the most important thing is finding a good instructor first and then as you move along in your training decide on PADI, SSI, BSAC or NAUI is not important.
The padi instructor is the most important part of your scuba training. Don’t get into politics; never get involved in which agency is better. Just go to a shop that you feel and trust your instincts.
What does make a big difference is the instructor. Interview the instructor, ask about the course content, ask about passing standards, ask about practising for proficiency, and ask about buoyancy control proficiency. If they tell you that you need another course for buoyancy control or that you’ll figure it out after 25 to 30 or more dives – keep looking, you haven’t found the right person or the dive center.
If you feel it’s been some time since your last dive/s, I would suggest you make a Scuba Review. The Scuba Review is a refresher of the skills you learnt on your first Padi Open water course. It will refresh you and make you feel more comfortable and give you the confidence you need.