Emperor Divers' April PADI IDC got off to a relaxed start on the beach at Shark's Bay in Sharm El Sheikh. Gareth booked in for a two-day prep course with PADI Course Director, Steve Prior, to ensure that his in-water skills and diving knowledge were up to scratch. Gareth advised, "You only do a PADI IDC once in your life, so you want to do it right and you want to have fun."
The IDC was not all classroom based; the guys enjoyed a few days out on Emperor Divers' day boats visiting local sites that also added a dimension to the instructor learning experience. IDC Staff Instructor, Janet Prior, shares this experience, "We had completed our skills on the sandy bottom in Middle Garden and were finishing off by going for a dive, when out of the blue, came a spotted Eagle Ray. Fantastic!"
For more information about Emperor Divers' IDC courses and free internships please see www.emperordivers.com/ess_career_idc.php.