Have you ever considered becoming a BSAC Open Water Instructor or would like to progress to Advanced Instructor, but are unable to commit to courses and exams over several weekends? In that case, a BSAC Combined Instructor event might be just what you are looking for.
Over a one week period there is the opportunity to complete the courses and exams to qualify as either an Open Water Instructor or Advanced Instructor.
While this might sound a daunting task, most people who go on these events find that being able to concentrate on what has been learned on the courses, and consolidate this in a short time period means that they are well prepared when the time comes for the exam. In addition, the instructors on these events are all highly experienced Instructor Trainers, mostly National Instructors, and they are around and available for help and advice up to the start of the exam.
The next Combined Event will be in Tenerife from 17-24 April 2015. Don’t think that doing the exams in warm, clear water makes it easier than at the venues around the UK. The standards remain consistent with those of all the BSAC Instructor courses and exams.
There are two events being run in Tenerife.
For those who are Dive Leaders wanting to become Open Water Instructors there will be an Instructor Foundation Course and Open Water Instructor Course, followed by a “rest” day with informal revision and exam preparation with the instructors. Then there is the Practical Instructor Exam, Theory Instructor Exam and OWI Theory Exam (written test).
Similarly for the Advanced Instructor candidates, after an initial day of kit preparation and a shakedown dive, the Advanced Instructor Course takes place over the next two days, with a “rest” (revision and prep) day before the two day exam.
The price for either event is £750 per person, which includes seven nights’ accommodation in self catering apartments, transfers to the dive centre, all diving, air, weights, and tuition. For the Advanced Instructor candidates this also includes the boat fees. What is not included is flights, food and dive equipment (which may be hired from the centre that is used).
The really great aspect of the Combined Instructor Event is the social side. While it is hard work to complete this in one week, the students and instructors are all staying in the same accommodation and the evening meals and time in the bar often turns into an informal tutorial!
If this sounds like it would be for you, contact the organiser Andy Procter at email@example.com for full course details.
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