Do I Need to Know How To Swim to be a Scuba Diving Instructor?
The short answer is YES, yes you do. This is simply because as a PADI scuba diving instructor you are an ambassador for the oceans and scuba diving as a sport, which also means promoting safety and comfort in the water for your customers and students when you are teaching. Without quality swimming skills and your own personal in water comfort being of an extremely high level, you will simply never be a ' great scuba diving instructor' if the medium in which you teach is always frightening to you because you know you can't swim effectively without a flotation device that will shine through in your teaching. When an instructor is 100% comfortable in the water, inside of a BCD or [...]Read The Story