Written on
15/02/2017 at 11:09:06
Steven Hird

Preparing to head out to Malaysia for the PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC) with the usual fears.  Have I got everything? Have I done enough preparation? Do I have enough clean pants?

Just wondered how many of us take the time to reflect on what it has taken to get where we are and appreciate what we have achieved?

We see so many students starting out on a course full of tension and nerves before the buzz kicks in and they begin to realise they do have the skills and capabilities needed.

This often starts right at the beginning of a divers career, buoyancy is not good enough, need to go deeper, air consumption needs to improve. Immense pressure from within each of us to succeed.

Currently giving myself a good talking to. Having worked for years to become eligible to be accepted for the CDTC, It is a case of putting all my experiences together, taking them to the next level and proving I can work at the highest levels of scuba instruction, no pressure at all then.

Whatever level you are currently working at scuba wise, take a moment out to appreciate how far you have come from that bumbling beginner wide eyed at being able to breathe underwater (and secretly dreading the mask skills).

If I pass I will see you in two weeks.

We have an awesome sport, take time to appreciate it.

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