Archive for the Professional Diving Category

Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

Women in Diving: Through the Eyes of a Female Scuba Diving Instructor

I would like to raise a few points about women in diving and why this is even a topic. As female scuba diving instructors we see this all the time. Come down to the shop meet the students, and some male students will not only be shocked but can look absolutely horrified that they are about to put their lives

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From undecided to PADI Diving Instructor in Thailand

From undecided to PADI Diving Instructor in Thailand

This was the best choice I have ever made in my life and choosing the PADI IDC course with Marcel van den Berg at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao was an experience to never forget. This is my story from being undecided to PADI Diving Instructor… Why should you choose Koh Tao, Thailand for your Dive Instructor IDC Course?

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Dive Instructor Salary – How much income does a Diving Instructor make?

Dive Instructor Salary - How much income does a Diving Instructor make?

I get these questions a lot. “How much money will I make as a Dive Instructor?” or “Where do Dive Instructors get paid the best?” – “What is the yearly income?” – “Can I make a career out of being a Diving Instructor?” or “How much is a dive instructor salary?” I understand how important it is in making your

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Instructor has a fantastic Job in Diving after Completing his IDC

Instructor has a fantastic Job in Diving after Completing his IDC

If you had asked me three years ago if I would ever live on a beach and not wear shoes, ever, I would have thought that you are crazy. It seemed like something so far out of reach for me that I never considered it, yet here I am loving every day as a dive instructor.

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MSDT Course – Learning How to Teach Specialties

MSDT Course - Learning How to Teach Specialties

One of my favorite days during the MSDT program was the Digital Underwater Photography Specialty. I come from a media background and found this course to provide great information about underwater photography. We looked at shooting techniques and camera settings as well as post production of our photos. This is my favorite shot from my photography muck dive at Mango

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Diving Instructor Course Koh Tao – Day 3

Diving Instructor Course Koh Tao - Day 3

Diving Instructor Course Koh Tao – Day 3 of the IDC at Sairee Cottage Diving is scheduled to be one of the longest days of training for our candidates, it however is also one of the most informative. On this day our candidates take their first and biggest steps into the world of PADI Scuba Instruction. Take the zero to

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Eco conservation and education at Sairee Cottage Diving

Eco conservation and education at Sairee Cottage Diving

On Koh Tao there a few PADI Instructors and Divemasters that go above and beyond, to not only teach us safe diving practices, but also about marine eco conservation and how to inspire others. These PADI professionals inspire many other divers to become more environmental friendly. Because of this reason we at Sairee Cottage Diving have created a unique Project

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PADI IDC Course – The Second Day to Becoming an Instructor

PADI IDC Course - The Second Day to Becoming an Instructor

Koh Tao, Thailand – It’s the second day of the PADI IDC at Sairee Cottage Diving here on the sunny island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand, and we kicked off the morning with a skills circuit. Not only is this a great way to refresh the skills learned during the PADI Divemaster course; our PADI IDC candidates

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Choose One of the Best IDC on Koh Tao in Thailand

Choose One of the Best IDC on Koh Tao in Thailand

Very frequently, I get the question; “why should I do the PADI Instructor Development Course on Koh Tao? What is it, that is different to some of the other IDC courses?” The second most common question I hear is; “why do Diving courses differ if they are based on a system with standards that should be equal everywhere you go?”

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Best IDC Day!

Best IDC Day!

IDC, Koh Tao, Thailand – Day 3 of the IDC at Sairee Cottage on Koh Tao is scheduled to be one of the longest days of training for our Candidates, it however is also one of the most informative. On this day our candidates take their first and biggest steps into the world of PADI Scuba Instruction. We started off

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