We know how nervous a new diver can be during their PADI Open Water Bali test. There are just so many things to remember; so many complex theories and techniques to do correctly. You fear of failure—already thinking about retaking the test in case the worst thing happen. But you don’t have to be. You can pass it successfully if you follow this tricks.
Relax, It’s Only A PADI Open Water Bali Certification
Don’t worry too much. You are just taking a PADI Open Water Bali certification. This is not the end of the world. Plus, you are having the certification in one of the most beautiful island in the world, Bali! This island is called the island of God so you might as well hope for the Gods to lend you their powers. So relax, set your mind in peace, and put aside all the worries in the back of your head. The more relax and peaceful your mind is, the easier it will be to remember and perform all the diving procedures.
Calmly Remember Details of Your Lessons
There’s no point of trying to scam all the details into your brain just like what you did on college exam. It’s not going to work. The more you scam lessons from your Open Water class, the more you’ll feel the panic. Calm your nerves and try to recall everything you have learned at pace. Try to restudy the lessons you got on the PADI Open Water Bali class a week before the day of the test. Do your best to remember details of the lessons. Try to shift your focus from theories to reasons behind every techniques, reasons why you need to use certain equipments, and such. It’s easier to remember everything when you understand how and why it works.
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Don’t Think Too Much
Do you now that nervousness is the biggest mind blocker? Worrying too much about what might go wrong will only open bigger chance for something to actually go wrong. Believe in yourself and you’ll find how every theories you’ve learned and every techniques you’ve practiced come naturally during the test.
Prep Better for PADI Open Water Bali Test Questions
Just like a driving test, PADI Open Water Bali test will have questions tests section before jumping into the practice test. You can have better time answering the questions by doing some high school trick like below;
Reviews are super helping for remembering the main focus points of a lesson.
Practise with flash cards
If you do have time, you can make flash cards from print outs. This will help you to remember details of theories and techniques better.
Revise the dive signals
One of the most important element of diving is the dive signals. That’s the key of communication underwater! Many beginners mix up the dive signals and do some mistakes during the test. So you better revise the dive signals when you have the time.