We have just finished our 2nd Instructors Course. Aharon was the instructor Trainer and Alina helped with all the photography and administration and translation plus her own perspective. The students were Manuel Gonzalez from Mexico known to his friends as Manolo, Eden Detooker and Yuval Ohev.
Manolo had been coached by Aharon in Mexico to take all the Mexican National Records, he has a superb style in No Fins and is a leading competitor in that discipline.
Eden had also previously been training with Aharon as well. Yuval had previously trained with Alon and had achieved 65mts in FIM. As expected none of them had any difficulties with the 40 mt bi-fins dive, Manolo was the only one that had no difficulty with the repetitive 25 mt dive. This was new in the instructors course it requires a diver to descend to 25mts on surfacing he gets 1 min recovery then holds 1:15 static then 1 min recovery and dives to 25mts, he repeats this all together 3 times without additional rest. Eventually all succeded. The 4 mins static everyone succeeded on their first attempt. Yuval struggled a bit ,not having done any static in a long time.
The course was in English which was nobody’s first language and this presented some difficulties, particularly for Eden.
All passed with honour and we are pleased to welcome 3 new AIDA Instructors into the elite AIDA family of educators.
My warmest congratulations well done guys!