Many a student diver asks why they have to complete the water skills assessment of the PADI Open Water Diver course!
There are a lot of reasons for the dive educator to conduct the tests of water skills, such as assessing how comfortable their student is in the water as well as their physical limitations in general. As with dive skills, the student diver will support what is asked of them if their PADI Instructor gives them an effective value!
For the student to know their own physical limits they must complete the 200-metre swimming test, 10-minute float and skin diving skills of the entry-level course. Everyone has a different physical limit because they are just that: different. Understanding this, other factors of diving will be understood, such as air consumption and breathing rate, underwater buoyancy and body positioning, and the list goes on. A candidate of the Instructor Development Course (IDC), for the same reason, must also complete a water skills assessment.
Safe diving is made safe by setting limitations to keep any dive situation conservative, and this is appreciated throughout all of our Go PRO internship programs!
Get in touch with our Head Office members of staff to find out more about the importance of safety on our professional internship programs to become a Go PRO diver in Borneo!