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Young marine enthusiasts from SEASFiRE and Mont Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur visit our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island as part of their continuing dive education adventure!

When a student diver enters into the world of scuba diving, their earliest experience of anything to do with SCUBA will usually be learning about basic dive skills from their PADI Instructor.

In the very beginning of a PADI Open Water Diver course, skills are conducted in shallow confined water environments to assess diver comfort and master skills before attempting them in open water depths. There’s no need for a boat at that point, however it’s great experience for the student to have practical experience of exiting and entering a dive boat to instill the good value of following boat safety procedures.

During the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), such knowledge and understanding of SAFE diving is a reflection of the candidates’ professionalism.

The outline of each PADI course or program that focuses on SCUBA includes performance requirements to make it a habit of following SAFE diving, but this doesn’t mean that a boat is necessary to certify a student diver.

Because many dive operations rely on dive boat facilities to conduct popular and interesting outbound trips, a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor will find it beneficial for their student divers confidence to prepare them for their future dive adventures.

Get in contact with our Head Office travel experts for more information on the IDC to become a PADI Instructor! They are experienced in organizing itineraries for you to Go PRO in Borneo under our convenient professional dive internship program!


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