Flashcards in Chapter 1 - The Role And Characteristics Deck (10)
What two broad characteristics may divers expect in a PADI Divemaster?
Professionalism and Role Model Behaviour
What characteristics does a good role model PADI Divemaster have?
- Excellent dive skills
- Exuding confidence and prioritising personal safety and safety of others
- Practising safe responsible diving
- Reading people and situations, and making good judgement calls
- Demonstrating care for the environment
- Equipped with up to date, maintained equipment
- Having good fitness
- Keeping up with dive and environmental trends and practices
- Easily building rapport with others/ people person
- Demonstrating customer service
How may role model behaviour affect other divers?
- Reinforces responsible diving habits
- Reinforces what students learn
- Enhances your credibility to encourage divers
Why do divers want the assistance of a PADI Divemaster?
- Know where to find the best diving
- Handle dive logistics
- Recommend techniques for local conditions
- Can handle difficulties
- Provide information to improve safety and fun of diving
What are the benefits of being a PADI Divemaster and PADI Pro?
- The most professional support services in the dive industry
- Professional print and electronic publications
- Access to the Pro's Site
- The ability to conduct some PADI programmes independently
What are the responsibilities of a PADI Divemaster?
- Keeping up to date with changes in the Training bulletin
- Follow PADI Standards
- Putting the safety of students, customers and divers first
- Adhering to the Code of Practices
What is a mentor - instructor relationship look like?
- Your instructor is interested in what you think and why
- Like a mentor/ protege relationship
What characteristic allows experts to more easily solve problems than nonexperts?
- Large knowledge and experience base to draw upon
Why does it benefit you to have a dive reference library (DFL) and what resources could you draw upon?
- More knowledge at your fingertips to easily solve problems when required
i.e The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, podcasts, websites, books