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Rocky Powers

Rocky Powers

Rocky Powers

PADI Divemaster with Aussie Divers Phuket

Growing up in Australia I have always been connected to the sand and surf, I am pretty sure I learnt how to swim before I learnt how to walk so it would be fair to say the water has always been apart of me. I remember my first discovery scuba session on chartered catamaran sailing the Great Barrier Reef in 2009 and seeing my first turtle. Its the small moments in life I appreciate and I will always treasure, nature in the natural. I have always been a traveller, my first Europe trip in 2014 I dived the Greek islands and Spain. From then I knew I always want to be apart of this world but It wasn’t until 2016 I took the direction of completing my Open Water Certification in Recreational Scuba Diving in Koh Phi Phi (Thailand), the following year I completed my Advance in Koh Tao (Thailand) and in 2019 my Rescue Diver on the island of Utila (Honduras)

I had planned to travel to Phuket to complete my dive masters and decided to fun dive several dive centres in making sure I did my due diligence before committing to the Divemaster course. Unknowingly my first dive center was Aussie Divers Phuket after doing a couple of paid fun dives, some chats with the course director Darren and seeing how professional the team was I knew completing the course here would be the right decision for my PADI Professional diving career. I had very little knowledge of what to expect as a DMT, but was quickly shown and guided by everyone at the dive center on there expectations of me and my daily duties; packing bags, assisting the instructors and engineers and helping with the customers. The course was delivered to suit I managed to get an eye infection and had to take some time out of the water I also went back to Australia to work for a month so Darren and Ashley were always understanding especially with the start of the COVID – 19 affecting the dive industry in Thailand.

Aussie Divers Phuket Rocky Divemaster Not The Boss

Aussie Divers Phuket Rocky Divemaster Not The Boss

Aussie Divers in my opinion would have to be the number one dive center in not only Phuket but Thailand and I am internally grateful to have met dived laughed and bantered with the Aussie Diver family in Phuket and after this COVID – 19 is finished I will be looking to get back and do my Instructor Development Course. Thank you to Darren the Course director for the many many many years of experience and stories, Master instructor Ashley for your guidance and dumbing everything down for me so I can get it, Instructor Tom for being able to recite the Padi manual like the back of your hand, Instructor Ashish kebab for being a pain in my ass and pushing me to complete my modules and instructor martin for amazing photos on my last dive. Thank you to all the instructors at the dive center Instructor Christer, Instructor Andre, Instructor Lara, Instructor Alban, Instructor Alix and special mention to instructor Nice who gave me tips and scuba hacks on my scuba equipment and getting my weight belt correct for perfect buoyancy. I appreciate you guys and look forward to diving many more times with everyone in the future.

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Living The Dream After Instructor Graduation

Finding work after becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor can sometimes be a daunting task, you are competing against people with much more experience who have been working in the industry longer. The best thing about doing your Instructor Course in Phuket is that there is almost always work for new instructors and Aussie Divers will help you to get it. We have awesome and varied post graduation programs, ranging from 'Ride Alongs' with our elite instructors to instructor internships where experience & responsibility can be had in real world environments with real customers, getting you the qualifications & certifications you need to be attractive to employers.

The absolute best way to ensure employability after you graduate to a fully fledged (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor is to continue your training with PADI, especially when it comes to the PADI instructor specialties we teach here at Aussie Divers. Once you have five Instructor specialties under your belt you will become an M.S.D.T or Master Scuba Diver Trainer, which looks much better on your diving resume'. Specialties include being able to teach the PADI Deep Diver (40m), Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer courses, plus many many more!

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Here are a few tips to help you get through you Instructor Development Course. These are not tips to do when you arrive. They are to help you prepare BEFORE you arrive. Many candidates arrive unprepared and can struggle through the course. The IDC is not a course where you are taught the basics again, there simply will not be time. It is a course where you learn to teach. Here are some tips that will make your IDC easier. PADI assumes that you retained everything that you have learnt in your previous courses, Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course, Rescue Course and Divemaster course. The IDC is not the time to learn how to d [...]

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Obituary In 2019 Tanguy was tragically taken from us. He will be forever remembered as a great human and a generally wonderful person. It was an honour to have taught him his PADI Instructor Development Course and he was an outstanding student. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by the Aussie Divers team. A very sad loss. Darren Gaspari I decided to become a dive instructor 3 years ago. I wanted out of the European stress and completely change lifestyle but I didn't want to do that in a hurry or the cheapest and fastest way, what I wanted was a good diving education. So after few years of practice, AOW, Rescue [...]

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The Best Instructor Development Center In Thailand

Here at Aussie Divers IDC Phuket we do not worry about the number of divers or IDC candidates we have, we worry exclusively about the quality of your education, be it one person or many, you'll never feel abandoned or bored when training, working or diving with us. Maintaining relationships before during and after any courses done with us is what Aussie Divers is all about. To help manage such a huge base of divers & industry professionals we built this diver network, connecting on every social media platform we can think of coupled with extremely helpful blog articles, to keep you engaged & to keep you engaged with us for the entirety of your diving career!