I have had a pleasure to do my IDC with Paul.
He's very professional with great experience, willing to share his knowledge and ready to give advice.
Very professional with personal approach.
Key diving courses
Key diving courses
Advanced Open Water Diver
Specialty Scuba Instructor
I am one of the few Course Directors in the world that also own the dive centre where they work. I opened, and still own and manage, the PADI 5 Star IDC Centre The Dive Academy in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2005.
I have been a PADI Instructor since 2002 and a Course Director since 2014 and, unlike most Course Directors, I still enjoy teaching all levels of diving courses and have taught the latest PADI Open Water Course many times. This means I can advise you from my own, personal experience about how to best organise and conduct the course as well as teach from hands on experience about using the different forms of theory learning available using the latest PADI Digital Products.
Before becoming a Course Director I assisted on many IDC Programs, working with and learning from some of Thailand’s most experienced Course Directors. As well as my vast experience I also bring my great sense of fun to The Dive Academy’s Instructor training so not only will you leave your IDC thoroughly prepared for the IE and the fantastic adventures that await new Instructors you will have a great time along the way.
During your Instructor Course and after, I am available and willing to advise or help with any problems you have to help you become the best PADI Instructor you can be.
Where I work
All of us at The Dive Academy have taken the big step of leaving the real world behind to fulfill our dreams of working as PADI Divemasters or PADI Instructors in Thailand so we know there may be many questions and things you are uncertain about before you make the step yourself. We are more than happy to share our experiences with you and answer any questions you have, even non-diving related, that will help make things easier for you to begin the adventure and lead the fantastic lifestyle we and many other PADI diving Instructors around the world enjoy.