Nice day of Fishing in Key Largo, aboard the Florida Keys Dive Centers’ new
46′ Newton dive boat the “Orion”.
Ugly American Dive Club members, left to right Paul Bell, Ethan Erb, Charles "Machine Gun Charlie" Erb.
Meet Ethan Erb. He is 11yrs old from Fredericktown, PA. He was certified PADI Junior Open Water on August 9th and has done 24 dives already.
Ethan is a 11 year old Certified PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver
Ethan's with his Grouper
Ethan was certified to dive at the Florida Keys Dive Center and learned how to spear Fish. Look at the size of the first Grouper he caught. Go Ethan!
Completed open water certification with Joe and Sara as instructors. I found both instructors to be exceptionally competent in their knowledge and instruction. Sara is great at instilling the confidence you need as you move along with your skills and Joe is a good teacher – making sure you get what you need in order to be competent in the water. Can’t wait to get back to the FKDC and dive in again!
“Don’t change your teaching style. I learned a lot about training people from your IDC. Your praise, patience, and encouragement made me feel more relaxed and confident. A lot of what you taught me I can use in my training at my job. I especially want to thank you for the ‘Fisher Price’ physics lesson you conducted in your home on Thursday evening. Thanks for a great experience, see you soon.”
“I have taken dozens of instructor’s courses in my time, but your IDC was the best ever. You took the time to explain every detail and how it pertains to a real life-teaching situation. Most other instructors I have had always talked in hypothetical situations. The course was well structured and presented in a meaningful way that we could understand. I also appreciated your willingness to help us after hours if we had any difficulty with our homework.”
“The course instructor was always on hand and helpful, answering questions and queries. The course taught at FKDC was much more than a prep course for the IE, but aimed at teaching us to be a competent and effective PADI Instructor. I have already recommended you and FKDC to several of my Divemaster friends. I will be back in the fall to complete the PADI MFA, DAN O2, and Enriched Air Instructor Specialty Courses.”
“Very enlightening class. A very professional and friendly staff at FKDC, which is a direct reflection of the Course Director and management of FKDC. The class was well organized and thorough. All areas of standards and teaching methods were covered very well and easy for us to understand. Thanks for a great course!”
“The staff at Florida Keys Dive Center was very professional and always took the extra time to make sure we understood the material. Our Course Director, was always available to answer any questions at any time. His focus during the IDC was teaching in real life not passing the IE. I have already taught several classes and have used a great of the information learned in the IDC.”
Dr. Rob Loeffler
“Thanks! I have not studied so hard since medical school. What an experience!! The course content was sometimes boring, but your unique style of teaching made it come alive and made us want to learn. You kept us on the ‘edge’ of our chairs wanting to learn more. Thanks for a great learning experience that I will never forget.”
Dr. Rob Loeffler, MD