Read what some of our successful candidates have said about us!
IDC Aug 2015 – “A fantastic IDC with a great balance of support and challenge… not to mention fun! Opportunities were built in for development to meet personal needs and a high level of support through the entire course. I cannot recommend Alex highly enough!”
IDC March 2015 – “Being a young Course Director, Alex Griffin was someone I could really relate to. His teaching was relaxed, creative and very good. He restored a lot of trust at a time when I was very unsure about things. Because of him, my PADI IE was completed with great results! I dedicate my success to him.”
IDC Aug 2013– “I started my IDC in February of 2013 in preparation for the IE in August of that year in Peterborough. The AI was conducted by Lynne Clafton of Aquanaut Scuba in Kingston with the OWSI being conducted by Alex Griffin. Having been a DM for a few years it was important for me to take the next step and also find a way of regularly being in the water doing what I love. Lynne was excellent and very flexible to fit around my busy schedule plus her relaxed teaching style meant that ‘most of it’ sunk in the first time. Lynne also accommodated for extra pool sessions when I felt they were needed and was a constant source of knowledge on all things diving. Having completed my AI I was next introduced to Alex who took me through my OWSI and got me prepared for my IE. Alex’s teaching style also warrants applause as not only does he possess a mountain of knowledge he has an excellent way of delivering it. The OSWI was conducted across 2 weekends and was very well organised. Alex had recently completed his CD and was right up to date with the latest teaching techniques which gave me great confidence. Alex and Lynne both did an excellent job in preparing me for the IE and after a few nervous hours of exams I really began to enjoy myself. At no point during the IE weekend did I encounter something that I was not prepared for, in fact, I found myself having more time to prepare things than I expected. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire IDC and the IE and thanks to Lynne and Alex I passed with flying colours.”
IDC 29th June 2014 – “My IDC was scheduled over 2 weekends with 4 other candidates. Our Course Director for the IDC was Alex Griffin (who seems to be known by the whole PADI world, and was highly recommended by other OWSI’s to do my IDC). Alex’s PADI knowledge, patience, presentation skills, enthusiasm and humour made the IDC experience and IE Examination preparation a pleasurable one rather than a chore.
My IE was at Peterborough on 16/17 Aug 2014 and throughout the weekend Alex was always available on the phone for guidance and re-assurance. A huge thank you to Alex for your support and sharing your wealth of PADI experience to help me get through the IE to become an OWSI. (My Instructor Specialities with Alex……already being booked).”
Mark Greenslade #252206
IDC Aug 2013- My name is Richard Cullen and I am a PADI Staff Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Deptherapy Education. I completed my IDCS with Alex Griffin at Diving Leisure London. I had known Alex for a long time and found that on the programme he brought to the course his friendliness and enthusiasm for diving that are very much a hallmark of Alex as a person. This was Alex’s first IDC programme as a Course Director and I know the IDC students and those of us working towards Staff Instructor had an amazing experience. Alex’s enthusiasm for diving and his knowledge of the PADI system are obvious and this creates a desire to do well in his students.
Whilst the programme is intense Alex also brings a style of his own that encourages and facilitates learning. Feedback is very well managed even when this involves some bad news. For me Alex’s description of the scoring system in skills evaluation and student presentations was absolutely brilliant. He deals with student feedback in a very caring way and manages performance issues in a sensitive manner that encourages achievement amongst his students. I really enjoyed the programme and learned a good deal, the IDC students were enthused by Alex’s style and his obvious love of diving and delivery of the IDC programme.
IDC Nov 2013- I did my IDC with Alex Griffin and it was a great experience. Doing it out of season I was able to get thorough one on one tuition which was really beneficial. I was made to feel really comfortable to ask any questions about the course and also using the teams experience to further my education. The course was very enjoyable and was a great introduction into UK diving which I had never considered before. I will certainly be using Alex to further my diving education by completing my MSDT course with him.