Well day two has come to an end.. The classroom session was great, a lot of important information about presentations and standards. Even though the material was a little dry Georgia managed to engage everyone and the 4 hours seemed to fly by.
Then the pool session… Well I’ll start by saying my rescue scenario was 100% better and I’m confident with a few more practices I’ll have no problems at all. Even if I’ll be dreaming of 1 one thousand. 2 one thousand, 3 one thousand, PREPARE. Haha.
I have to be honest here, and I think it’s important to share my failure with anyone going into their IDC or thinking of doing so. A silly mistake landed me a 1 on my first confined skills demonstration. I was pretty bummed although I wasn’t the only one. However not only did Georgia provided positive feedback, she also didn’t make me feel stupid or incompetent. She also made herself available after class to assist with preparations for tomorrow. Further more the other instructors at the shop also made me feel like although we obviously should never strive for a 1/5, many people also score a 1 at one time or another. So I’m not proud but I’m also not beating myself up about it. This is a learning experience and I’m very thankful for my fellow IDC candidates and all the staff at Oceans Unlimited as they provide constant support. Tomorrow I’m shooting for a 5!
We have our theory exam tomorrow so Georgia stayed late to assist with any questions we had. Unfortunately I’ve been too focused on the course to grab any pool side photos so I’ve got one from after class where we were all reviewing and relaxing.
Day 3 tomorrow, It will be better.