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    ​Would you prefer to have a choice between male or female instructors?

    Do you prefer diving centers where you can choose between instructors of both sexes?
    In particular, we mean diving with children and teenagers. Does it matter to parents?

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    If I were choosing an instructor to teach my kids, I wouldn't mind if they were male or female (or other), so long as they were competent at teaching in a safe manner.
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyprusDiving View Post
    Do you prefer diving centers where you can choose between instructors of both sexes?
    In particular, we mean diving with children and teenagers. Does it matter to parents?
    Just aim for a 50/50 mix with Instructors, that way no matter what the client feels you are covered.

    You'll never second guess what random clients want, but unless you have the capacity to offer a choice
    or respond to a specific request, it's pretty academic, hence aim for 50/50

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    I don't see how you can choose the gender of your instructors without breaking the law.

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    I don't know how you can know the gender of your instructor without asking them.

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    I can't really see how this would matter to parents. Also, as someone pointed before, this looks a bit illegal to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    I don't see how you can choose the gender of your instructors without breaking the law.
    In Cyprus? Doubt that’s an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb2cool View Post
    I don't know how you can know the gender of your instructor without asking them.
    Had that problem in Singapore would never know
    What sex I was taking back to the hotel till it was way to late to bother about it
    None diver as of 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren A View Post
    In Cyprus? Doubt that’s an issue.
    It's in the EU so it is covered by EU anti-discrimination law. Whether or not it is observed is a different matter but if I were looking for a job as an instructor there I would not hesitate to make some cash if the centre overlooked me in favour of a woman. I'm sure there are lawyers somewhere that would welcome the challenge

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    Just to be clear are we talking about "PADI advert" female or "BSAC pie eating competition at stoney" female?


 
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