What to expect at the PADI instructor exam (IE)

The PADI instructor exam or IE is usually spread over 2days. In some locations which have a large number of candidates it can turn into a marathon extending over three days.

The IE is split into 4 components:

1.      Written Exams

2.      Classroom presentation

3.      Confined water teaching

4.      Open water teaching

The best card to use when traveling, i just found it!

I recently got a  Revolut card and its pretty amazing.

You download the app and set up an account, then you get a visa card sent to you through the post. Why is it so amazing?

There are a few reasons:

1) The exchange rate you get using it abroad is better than anyone else, exchange rates similar to the ones you find on XE.com

2) No foreign transaction fees in ATMs or normal spending

3) The best thing is that you can use the app and your phone to freeze and unfreeze the card protecting you from card cloning, it also uses your phone location to only allow transactions in the same country you are in.

4) You can use it like a bank account and make transfers to people in any country with no fees

It costs nothing to get and you can easily load money onto it from any other card or bank account you have using the app. If you are traveling abroad, don't go without a Revolut card. 

Bay Islands IDC

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.

A load of new practice physics questions have been published!

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.