Confidently lead and inspire today – yes, even underwater!
Instructing people plus taking the initiative to show what you’ve got isn’t the only thing a diving instructor should know. Leading people especially underwater has never been an easy task. It needs proper training, knowledge and attitude in order to become a great leader in any dive trip or course. If one thinks a dive instructor is only a job that shall pay one’s work, then the result is already decided as a failure.
To be able to get the aspect of being a Scuba Role Model then immerse one’s knowledge to take each steps to becoming one.
- Be mindful of one’s word
It’s better to take things into consideration since a simple word like “Never mind”, “It’s Nothing” and “Don’t worry about it” could cause a problem in the future. An instructor should not neglect one’s performance. It’s not a shameful thing to find fault and improve one’s ability.
- Good Vibes
In every lesson, it’s best to make the atmosphere lively and praise the students for their good points in order to encourage them to do their best this way, they’ll find diving fun and exhilarating.
- Examine and Sustain one’s equipment
Never neglect one’s equipment. it’s a basic among basic to be careful of one’s things especially when it could cause harm to one’s health. Accidents should be avoided at all cause which is why it’s best to always check one’s equipment before deciding to take a dive.
- Motivate oneself
An instructor should always feel the need to inspire oneself in order to properly convey the wonderful world of diving to others. It’s best to let oneself explore and see the fun of one’s work.
- ExploreOne might think that his/her knowledge is already enough for oneself but its wrong to do so. the world is vast just like how the underwater world is. There are lots of things that one could learn by just reading or traveling. Every year, new species are being discovers, new technology is being invented and new techniques being introduce which is why its best to let yourself be more involve.
- Self Adjustment
There are different types of people in the world and there’s a great chance that one shall encounter one, may it be Asian, American or maybe people that have disabilities. Ones you’ve encountered such situations it is nice to be able to adapt in order to fully instruct the students to the best of one’s ability without having any trouble at all.
- Play by the Rules
As an instructor, one should be more aware of the rules of scuba diving. its a great thing to remind one’s student to always obey the rules but one should also practice it too in order to prove how helpful it is. if being fit is a necessity in the diving world then an instructor must stay fit in order one’s stamina to be maintain because there are situations in which one shall need to be rescued.
- Have an adviser
Just because one is already an instructor doesn’t mean, he/she isn’t in need of a mentor. Always remember that there will always be someone who is much more knowledgeable than you and by having him/her as your adviser shall help you to grow more.
- Be Humble
One should always remember that pride isn’t everything nor are you perfect. It’s not an embarrassment if one shall say “I don’t know” to some things because, like what I have already stated before, the world is changing fast which is why there are things in which you’ll not be ale to answer and being honest with it is just fine.
Have you been enlightened by this simple steps? Are you ready to take the lead?
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