- It’s FUN!
One thing we can honestly say is that #IDCwithKim is a lot of fun! We had a blast in the pool and in open water where we learned to teach with members of the Scuba Center Asia team as our students, often resulting in situations that made us giggle in our regulators.
Of course, becoming an instructor includes learning about serious topics in the classroom, but if things really tend to get too serious, rest assured that Bastiaan pops in with his happy face and a joke or two.
- Too cool for school
Yes, your instructor course will consist of theory and study, no doubt about that. Yet the way in which all this is presented is really accessible. Kim will include a ton of anecdotes that make information more interesting and easier to remember.
As a PADI Course Director she has the best knowledge there is and besides that a lot of experience in the field. Together with the IDC staff like Bastiaan we now know all there is to learn about the functioning of our own body and the amazing environments we dive in every day. It is way to cool to learn about these things to call it school!
- Are you hungry?
Your IDC is an intense period full of study and practice, and it is easy to forget to take good care of yourself. Luckily this is not something you have to worry about during #IDCwithKim. In fact, you don’t need to worry about anything because Kim and Bastiaan will take care of each side issue that might occur. Most importantly they take care of the food and drinks. Every day a delicious and fresh lunch provided to sustain you for a full day of practice and fun.
- Practice, practice, practice
The general theme of each day during #IDCwithKim is practice. We practiced our demonstration skills in the pool, problem solving skills in the open water, presentation skills in the classroom, skills during mock exams, and this list can continue for a little while.
Oh yeah and did we mention that we did some more practice after that? Kim goes above and beyond to make sure you’re ready!
- That’s a 5!
And then you wake up on the morning of your Instructor Exam… Bastiaan made us a lovely breakfast (see point 3) but we were almost too nervous to eat. Trembling we entered the exam room, but as soon as the procedures started we knew we were going to ace it. Kim prepared us in such a way that we could fully enjoy our exam. It is a truly thrilling experience when your examiner nods, smiles and tells you ‘Well done, that’s a 5!’
We had the best time during our #IDCwithKim and we are beyond grateful to Kim, Bastiaan and the full Scuba Center Asia team to make it such a success.