Living the instructor’s creed

instructor's creedLast week Jessica wrote a great post about her scuba adventure on her way to becoming a PADI scuba instructor and just how true the instructor’s creed is to all of us.  We have been able to watch her grow from “unsure” to “confident”. I think she spoke well on how she has become an important part in the transformation that students undergo as they are begging their own scuba adventure and how she is already starting to live the instructor’s creed.

As we prepare for our next PADI “GO PRO” night, which is scheduled for October 8 at 6 pm, I think this is a good time to look at the instructor’s creed once again.

AS an Open Water Scuba Instructor I have the opportunity to see

  • Fear change to courage
  • Faint of heart  change to courage
  • Timidity change to courage

As an Open Water Scuba Instructor, I can

  • Open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it
  • Foster self esteem in another person
  • Teach the value of character and integrity
  • Transform another human being and change a life for the better

Jessica-Martinez-BurkeyIf we go back and read Jessica’s post you can see the instructor’s creed at work in her adventure.  We see it almost on a monthly basis in our Open Water classes and I saw it again on Monday at Colorado Mesa University as this semester’s students took their first breathes under water.  Yesterday, was these same students “field trip” to the shop so they can see and touch all the different types of gear, but what made the “field trip” so fun was the questions they had about becoming an instructor or maybe an underwater welder or even public safety diving.

You can see the instructor’s creed at work and all we have to do is show them how to breathe underwater.

Mark your calendar for our next PADI “Go Pro” Night and begin your journey to living the instructor’s creed.ok


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