PADI EMEA HQ STAFF UNDERTAKE DEPTHERAPY EDUCATION’S PROFESSIONAL’S COURSE

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22 Jun2018

PADI EMEA HQ STAFF UNDERTAKE DEPTHERAPY EDUCATION’S PROFESSIONAL’S COURSE

by Richard Cullen | 22nd June 2018

Since the creation of Deptherapy Education in 2014 it has been setting the standards for adaptive teaching across the diving community.
The much sought after two days Professional’s Course looks in depth at Adaptive Teaching but more importantly looks at the impact of disabilities on individuals, medical and medication issues, in addition to a detailed focus on the actual techniques of adaptive teaching.

Uniquely, Deptherapy uses Deptherapy Programme Members during the course to bring home the realities of teaching scuba diving to those with disabilities
A chat with Richard Cullen from Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education at the PADI EMEA HQ
A chat with Richard Cullen from Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education at the PADI EMEA HQ

On 14th and 15th June, in my role as Deptherapy Education Instructor Trainer,  travelled down to PADI EMEA’s HQ in Bristol to run the course for HQ staff including Regional Managers.
The course was modified to reflect the knowledge of the PADI team. The two days were well received and everyone agreed that they had learnt much about adaptive teaching.
The course was followed by the first PADI Adaptive Techniques Instructor Speciality Course to be held in the UK. The course was run by PADI’s Terry Johnson with myself providing much of the technical and specialist knowledge. The six students gave some excellent feedback.

Andy Searle Chats With PADI
Andy Searle Chats With PADI

Deptherapy Ambassador Andy Searle, who lost both his legs when he stepped on an IED, brought realism to both courses and the course members were able to work with Andy in the pool, particularly in relation to weighting.
Everyone found the four days informative, challenging and extremely worthwhile.

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