Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2015 – Perth PADI Instructor Exam (IE) in Perth WA
Following the past four weeks of study, confined water practice, open water practice and classroom instruction, this weekend the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) is finally upon us.
Saturday was taken up with the written exams, confined water skills, and teaching presentations with Sunday dedicated to the open water. With the West Australian reporting a warning of big waves over the weekend we were thinking we would be in the river, but with the benefit of the shelter of Garden Island, we were able to go to the Rockingham Wreck trail (a local favourite).
Once we got in, the conditions for the open water section were cool at 17 deg C, but at least we didn’t have the rain and hail of last weekend! The visibility wasn’t great but none of us let that get in the way of showing off our stuff. A bit of chop for the rescue exercise just makes it all a bit more realistic!
Ten candidates, all from the IDC at Perth Scuba on the beach afterwards with our instructor, Brandon and the IE (Steve).
A fantastic result as we all passed, so soon we will all be taking PADI Open Water Scuba classes.