Contributed by: Alan Rhodes
Head of Diving (Training Department)
As someone who has been training students to do this for 14 years, Alan’s answer is very simple; ensure you have had quality time on the panel as a trainee diving supervisor, as questions are scenario based as well as knowledge based AND - preparation, preparation, preparation. It’s not just about ‘passing an exam’; as a diving supervisor, you must be confident to run dives and respond appropriately in an emergency. Here is one recent success story of a KBAT student and what you can do to pass the IMCA examination.
Consider your Return of Investment – work hard with some costs and pass; OR fail and lose jobs, work and the effect on your career path as well as having to spend more money (due to additional costs to prepare and to re-sit the exam again).
A note of caution given to all students, and that is, if you do not feel 100% confident about passing the exam, DO NOT sit the examination. This is particularly relevant now due to the recent revised IMCA exam protocol.
Footnote: We are very pleased to report that the student (who preferred to remain anonymous) has passed the exam with flying colours and having taught him and seen his approach to learning and supervising, we are sure he will make an excellent Diving Supervisor.
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