Fabian Damerow is the first PADI Instructor certified at Blue Marlin Komodo!
It’s with great pleasure that Blue Marlin Dive’s IDC in Indonesia has accomplished its first IDC with a candidate-passing rate of 100% (…yes, one candidate, but 1 out of 1 is still 100%!). Fabian Damerow was focused and studied hard to be ready for the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) that occurred the 13rd and 14th of May in Sanur, Bali.
During 12 intense days, divided between classroom lectures, confined sessions and Open Water presentations, he developed knowledge and skills, dealt with real life teaching-situations and learned how teach PADI courses. Fabian completed all the lectures that make up the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), for example, how to minimize risk and put diver safety as the number one priority while teaching. He also finished all the extra courses included in the program; Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI) Course, the Emergency O2 provider and the PADI Basic Freediver course.
The Importance of the Divemaster Training
The IDC is an intense program and in order to make sure that every candidate starts with adequate knowledge, we at Blue Marlin offer a complimentary preparation session that covers all the necessary points to start on the right foot. That said, good training during the PADI Divemaster Course can make everything easier for a candidate during the IDC (and the rest of his/her career). On top of the standard elements that compose the PADI Divemaster Course (universal), there are two factors that play an important role in the student’s learning process; the instructor mentoring the student and the environment where the course takes place. In the specific case of Fabian, I must give my congratulations to his two instructors, (PADI MSDT) Vero Coates and (PADI IDC Staff Instructor) Doug Hoy, for such thorough training.
Komodo National Park is known for having fantastic diving but, at the same time, “difficult” diving that requires specific knowledge to dive safely. Taking the Divemaster Course in these conditions means developing specific knowledge and techniques.
“In just few words: taking the PADI Divemaster Course in Komodo offers the possibility to learn things that are not possible to learn in places without the difficult conditions found in Komodo”.
Fabian developed this knowledge, which was useful during the IDC, the IE, and that will be useful for the rest of his career.
If you are looking for information about the PADI Divemaster course at Blue Marlin Komodo, find the brochure here, or contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MSDT (Master Scuba Dive Trainer) Preparation Program Aboard the Liveboard, Ikan Biru, in Komodo National Park
After passing the IE collecting 5`s and becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Fabian participated at the MSDT preparation program aboard the Blue Marlin Liveboard, Ikan Biru (Ikan Biru Info). During 4 days of amazing diving in Komodo National Park, he developed the additional practical and theoretical knowledge to be able to teach speciality courses in 5 different PADI specialities.
This not only earned him 5 speciality ratings, but Fabian also experienced life on a liveaboard. Experience that, in addition to making him a better instructor, will make him – professionally speaking – more employable.
The MSDT preparation program is less intense than the IDC, based on the teaching methodologies learned during the IDC, and organised so that candidates spend the majority of their time diving. Those factors, in conjunction with the possibility to visit Komodo Dragons, the food and the accommodation on a liveaboard (amazing nocturnal scenarios and excellent food), make this experience unique and financially attractive.
This was a fantastic experience with Fabian that will not end here. He will always find an open door in the case of any questions, requests, or simply for a pizza with friends. Thank you Fabian for having been an exemplary candidate.
The IDC just finished and at Blue Marlin we are already looking forward to the next. The next IDC in Komodo will begin on the 1st of June and, for the first time, the first IDC in Gili Air will start on the 4th of July. For any questions about our IDC, please contact me at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or you can read our IDC Brochure.
Read Fabian’s review about the course here.
Happy bubbles a tutti!