The latest PADI specialty, Scuba Magician, has been unveiled at the world’s largest diving trade show – DEMA Show 2021 in Las Vegas. The course dedicated to diving and illusion lovers belongs to PADI Distinctive Specialties. These are specialties that are created by the instructors themselves on the basis of their passions and interests.
The interest in the new specialisation shows that there is considerable market demand for this type of training. Since the specialisation was presented in mid-November, almost 200 instructors and several PADI centres have already signed up to introduce it to their teaching repertoire.
The Scuba Magician specialisation was created by Chef Anton, an award-winning illusionist and PADI MSDT. In order to become an underwater illusionist or a specialisation instructor, you do not need to have any experience apart from diving. As the author of the training explains, it is aimed at both education and having fun underwater.
Scuba Magician will revolutionise the way diving is taught and learned. In my 25 years in the diving industry, I have never seen a more effective presentation – said Rich Hopkins, PADI Course Director.
The author of the specialisation claims that it is “magic” that makes the information more memorable. This is what every instructor strives for – he wants the students to learn effectively. That’s why Chef Anton detailed how he used magic tricks in his courses as a way to teach diving. This also made it easier for his pupils to grasp more complex issues. For example, nitrogen absorption and nitrogen narcosis.
The idea of creating a Scuba Magician specialisation was born by accident. One day both the weather and the diving itself were not the best. So Anton presented some of his magic tricks to entertain the divers during a safety stop.
I immediately noticed a difference in their behaviour. Their eyes were filled with that expression of childlike delight. Air bubbles gushed from their regulators as they laughed. After ascending, one of the divers said that this was his best dive – said the speciality developer.
Chef Anton quickly realised that his tricks were what made a big difference to the quality of this dive. The dive participants then asked if he could show them some magic tricks to share with their friends. That was it! It was at this point that the idea for the Scuba Magician specialisation was born.
Anton then spent about 12 months creating the training concept and testing his tricks on several diving instructors. They were the first to take part in this extraordinary specialisation.
Auto has developed a training kit that includes the Scuba Magician manual, the It-Ain’t-Magic Kit, a library of video instruction, exclusive access to the Inner Secrets database, a distinctive specialty outline and rights to teach the course.
If you want more information, be sure to visit scubamagician.com.
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