It was an interesting first meeting, but amazingly we hit it off, now that surprised me. By that I mean meeting a couple who are similarly minded to myself and have a similar outlook and impression of the dive industry and what we should be doing - Teaching People and not courses.
Appreciating that our chosen Training Agency - PADI is a Framework and that it is down to the Dive Centre and its instructional team to coach and make individuals the best they can be. Everyone learns differently and although we hold the name Instructors realistically we are coaches.
We started the relationship by having a team introduction to Steve and his coaching methods to establish if we could and more importantly wanted to work together - that day went really well and it progressed to Steve and Janet supporting our first Assistant Instructor course. Its all gone really well and we are pleased to announce that Steve Prior has become Dive Rutland's Course Director.
To find out more about Steve and lets not forget Janet - as the saying goes "Behind every great or strong man is an even stronger woman!" see www.stevepriorcd.co.uk
Whats next - well a Dive Rutland IDC ran by Steve and supported by the Dive Rutland team - more information to be posted shortly and to get a picture of both Steve and Janet at the same time!