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Busy Fall in Montreal for Scuba Diving Instructor Training


Fall 2009 was a very productive season for scuba diving instructor trainers in Montreal.

MONTREAL, QC, Canada – Nov. 16 ,2009 – In September and October, ten divers from Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec started their instructor development course at Total Diving. While three of them chose to wait until next Spring before completing their training, seven of them became PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructors (OWSI) at a PADI-conducted IE (Instructor Examination) held in Montreal during the first week-end of November.

During the same training period, three current PADI scuba diving instructors completed their training to become “IDC Staff Instructors”. An IDC Staff instructor is a master of instructor-level dive theory; knowledge development teaching presentations; and confined water teaching presentations.

During Fall 2009, the pro team at Total Diving also taught dozens of PADI specialty instructor training sessions, including deep diving, wreck diving, nitrox diving, underwater navigation, search & recovery, dry suit diving, night diving and diver propulsion vehicle. Most of these training sessions were held in Kahnawake Quarry at the Total Diving’s scuba diving site.

Finally, the pro team at Total Diving trained more than a dozen new EFR instructors ready to teach CPR and first-aid courses to rescue divers; and they are getting ready for a series of DAN instructor training courses later this month. These EFR and DAN instructor courses are offered to divemasters from any scuba diving training agency.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center.

PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors located in California.

The PADI instructor development course (IDC) at Total Diving is a 10-day program that prepares individuals to be safe and successful scuba diving instructors. IDC candidates have already reached significant achievements in scuba diving. They are all current divemasters with comprehensive diving experience. At the end of the 10 day program, these dive instructor candidates must pass a 2-day dive instructor examination (IE).

Total Diving is a National Geographic dive center and a PADI Career Development Center in Montreal, QC, Canada, offering scuba diving adventures starting with “learning to dive”, up to a career in diving as a scuba diving instructor or instructor trainer, including training programs from the Business of Diving Institute.


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