Once you become a PADI pro you sign the agreement that you will follow the PADI standards, but also that you will keep up to date and doing so you know you have to read your Training Bulletins in the Undersea Journal every 3 months. This month the feature articles were about the discover Scuba Diving program. This way PADI hopes to turn these divers into Open water divers because the dsd experience is still fresh in their minds. The eCArd is now also available for your DSD candidates, and soon they can upload this on Scuba earth and even add their picture. Regardless of how many additional certified assistants are added, the total number of participants must never exceed six. The only time these maximum ratios apply is when all factors are favorable.
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Sisters Arianna and Meagan are on holiday and are looking for something to experience together while they are away. Their friend suggests scuba diving as they both enjoy being in the water so they search for a local dive centre to go and see what is available. Once they arrive at the centre they meet the manager, Celeste. Their first question to Celeste is to ask what their options for experiencing diving would be as Meagan is blind. After a short conversation discussing the requirements of the DSD experience program and how it will be conducted the sisters sign up and meet their Instructor, Marley.
After completing the required paperwork, Marley goes through the DSD flipchart using tactile cues and other objects for Meagan to feel to describe the key concepts for the experience. After everyone feels comfortable she asks the sisters to complete the review required for the DSD and reads the questions to Meagan and then marks her response and then verifies it has been correctly marked with Arianna.
Once everything has been completed they travel to a shallow dive site close by. Marley helps both the sisters enter the water and swims them to a shallow area to complete the required skills. She uses the same visual and tactile signals she had introduced at the dive centre and both the sisters complete the skills without hesitation.
Marley then takes the sisters on a dive to a sandy area with corals off to the side. Are Celeste and Marley offering good customer experience while using the standards as intended and taking the sisters safety into consideration?
Take a moment to gather your resources and think like an Instructor. From the initial interaction with Celeste to the completion of the DSD experience, all three elements were taken into consideration.
Listening to the sisters and then matching them up with the right experience and the right Instructor made sure they had a great experience that was safe and used the PADI system of education perfectly. Meagan and Arianna's Adaptive Experience. Let's connect. Tweets by gazlyden.
Under the watchful eye and close control of a professional diver, a complete novice can go from being an envious bystander to seeing the underwater world themselves in less than an hour. And what is involved? What are the benefits to the participant? And why are they such a boon for dive centers and staff the world over? The participant must be at least 10 years old, physically fit, and have the appropriately signed RSTC medical and liability releases. So, what is a DSD session? What is involved?
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Sisters Arianna and Meagan are on holiday and are looking for something to experience together while they are away. Their friend suggests scuba diving as they both enjoy being in the water so they search for a local dive centre to go and see what is available. Once they arrive at the centre they meet the manager, Celeste. Their first question to Celeste is to ask what their options for experiencing diving would be as Meagan is blind.