The April Instructor development course finished with all 5 of our candidates acing the IE. What a great group we had this month, always managing to find humour in everything we did. It's been a while since I laughed so much in an IDC! Thanks for my making what is already the best job in the world even more fun.
The Bay Islands is one of the most popular areas in the world to become a dive instructor. Why?
The cost of living in the Bay Islands is low. Roatan and Utila both have plenty of options for both accommodation and food that suit people on a budget. Roatan is a much larger island, that is far easier to get to, as a result it also hace plenty of more luxurious options as well. This sometimes give Roatan the reputation of being more expensive. It isn't, it just had a wider range of accommodation and restaurant options.
Most people visiting the Bay Islands will choose one of the direct flights to Roatan International Airport from Dallas, Miami, Houston, Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta or Grand Cayman. There are also flight to mainland San Pedro which tend to be cheaper, but require an internal connection, either by air or bus and boat.
The water conditions are just perfect for learning to dive, or learning to teach scuba diving through the PADI IDC. The water is warm, clear and calm. The reef is healthy an stunning dive sites are a matter of minutes boat ride from the shore.
If you are thinking of becoming a scuba instructor, look no further than the Bay Islands of Honduras for your IDC.
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Play it here. Play it more than once, different questions every time!
I have created a quiz you can take over and over, you would probably have to take it at least 8 times before you will have seen all the questions as it randomly selects 20 questions out of a bank of over 100 questions each time you take it! So play it over and over!
Many of the questions i have not yet covered in my notes on the website. I will eventually have study notes and practice videos to cover all these questions.
Mic recently contacted us to help make a video abou what we do to protect the environment here on Roatan. Here it is!
We have tatrted adding content to the dive theory learning center.
You can find The Physics of Diving Part 1 and Part 2 at:
We will be adding more in the coming weeks.
The February IDC will now start on 11th with the IE on Roatan on 23 and 24th Feb. Only one space is left!
February and March are proving busy months! Our Divemaster house is now booked until March.
We are getting ready to film with Mic.com next week. Shooting a film to show how dive professionals can influence the way divers think about conservation and the importance of coral reefs.
Starting 10th of February we have 2 places still available. The IDC will be 12 days long followed by the 2 day PADI instructor exam. Located centrally in the West End of Roatan, there isn't a better place to become an open water scuba instructor!
Our March PADI Instructor development course is filling up. Starting on March 6th 2017. If you want to become an open water scuba instructor in March with us confirm your place soon!
We are running a VERY special OFFER, but its hard to find. Some of our team at the show. Whatsapp us on +447710079000 if you want to meet for a chat, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 IDC season is coming to a close. We have issued around 100 instructor level certs again this year. Next year will be the 100th Instructor Development Course taught at Coconut Tree Divers! Who will be on it?
Today out November instructor develpment course candidates got to show there stuff in the their first confined water presentations today! Tomorrow we go to Open Water!