PADI Course Director Matt Bolton

Preisgekrönter Platinum PADI Course Director Matt Bolton


PADI Course Director #463559

Matt arbeitet seit über 20 Jahren in der Tauchbranche und unterrichtet seit 16 Jahren Instructor Development Kurse (IDCs) auf Koh Tao.

Matt hat viele der heutigen erfolgreichen Tauchcenter-Besitzer, Manager und Course Directors einst unterrichtet.

Platinum PADI Course Director Matt Bolton ist einer der wenigen in Asien ansässigen Course Director, die ausgewählt wurden, um am renommierten Course Director Training Course im PADI Hauptquartier in Kalifornien teilzunehmen.

Er ist in der Tauchbranche auf der ganzen Welt hoch angesehen und Matt wurde eingeladen, den allerersten IDC in Indien, Osttimor und Oman zu unterrichten.

Matt wurde auch ausgewählt, um im Rahmen einer Regierungsinitiative in Penang (Malaysia) zu unterrichten, um die Anzahl der lokalen Tauchprofis zu erhöhen, die in der dortigen Tauchbranche arbeiten.

Einer der Hauptschwerpunkte von Matt ist das Tauch-Business, was sich in seinem Erfolg auf Führungsebene in der Industrie zeigt.

Er baute Crystal Dive von einem kleinen, nicht an eine Tauch-Organisation angeschlossenen Tauchcenter zu einer der beliebtesten und erfolgreichsten Tauchmarken der Welt auf.

Wenn er gerade keinen IDC unterrichtet, konzentriert sich Matt darauf, neue Marketingstrategien zu entwickeln – insbesondere im Online-Bereich – und neue Bildungsinitiativen zu entwickeln.

Eine dieser Bildungsinitiativen ist die Einführung des Lehrplans für Umwelt und Naturschutz, den Crystal in Zusammenarbeit mit Eco Koh Tao, einer 2007 von Matt mitgegründeten gemeinnützigen Naturschutzgruppe, sponsert.

Matts Arbeit in den Bereichen Instructor Development, Taucherausbildung, Meeresschutz und Tauchbusiness wurde unzählige Male mit Industriepreisen ausgezeichnet.


PADI Course Director
Marine Resource Management (MRM)
Reef Check Trainer
EFR Primary, Secondary und Care for Children Instructor Trainer
BSAC Advanced Instructor


Enriched Air – Nitrox
Suchen & Bergen
Digitale Unterwasserfotografie
AWARE Fischbestimmung
Whaleshark Awareness Specialist
AWARE Sea Turtle Specialist
Emergency Oxygen Provider
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
Coral Watch Korallengesundheitstabelle
AWARE Shark Conservation Diver
Whaleshark Awareness Diver
AWARE Shark Conservation
Dive Against Debris
PADI Sidemount Diver


PADI Platinum Course Director Award 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (14 times) – Since its inception

2017 – Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training

2007 Mitbegründer der gemeinnützigen Meeresschutzgruppe Eco Koh Tao

2009 Erster IDC-Unterricht in Indien

2011 Erster IDC-Unterricht in Osttimor

2016 Von der malaysischen Regierung (Yayasan Penerajuto) ausgewählt, um im Rahmen einer Regierungsinitiative den jemals ERSTEN PADI IDC auf Penang Island durchzuführen, um mehr malaysische Tauchprofis zu ermutigen, eine Karriere in der Tauchbranche zu beginnen.

PADI Platinum Course Director Award 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (14 Mal) – Seit der Einführung

2017 – Auszeichnung: „Outstanding Contribution to Diver Training”

2015 – Zum dritten Mal mit der Auszeichnung „Outstanding contribution to the Dive Industry” ausgezeichnet

2013 – Ausgezeichnet für “Outstanding contribution to Instructor Development”

2012 “Outstanding Contribution to Dive Industry”

2010 Ausgezeichnet mit “Outstanding Contribution to Dive Industry”-Preis

2010 PADI Asia Pacific Instructor Development Auszeichnung

2009 PADI Asia Pacific Diver Retention Auszeichnung

2009 Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Auszeichnung

2008 PADI Asia Pacific Diver Trainer Auszeichnung

2008 Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Auszeichnung

2010 PADI Asia Pacific Marine Environmental Auszeichnung

2009 PADI Asia Pacific Outstanding Business Auszeichnung

2009 PADI Asia Pacific Marine Environmental Auszeichnung

2008 PADI Asia Pacific Instructor Development Auszeichnung

2008 PADI Asia Pacific Marine Environmental Award

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Diver Training Award
PADI President Drew Richardson & Matt Bolton

IDC Koh Tao • PADI 5 Star Award Winning Career Development Centre

Höchst kompetitive Preise in ganz Thailand

IDC Koh Tao • Matt’s Neuigkeiten aus der Industrie

Sidemount Diver Training as a PADI Instructor

I was conducting a routine dive with my Divemaster candidates using a backmount single tank configuration at Chumphon Pinnacles.   There was a technical diver also on our dive boat, diving on a Sidemount set-up and he decided to tag along with us on our dive. Half way...

The Importance of Neutral Buoyancy as a Dive Professional

As a PADI Course Director, I have the opportunity to work with and develop hundreds of budding dive professionals. I feel as though I have an obligation to set each and every one of my candidates up for success within the Dive Industry. For me, personally, this means...

What is CITES and why it is important

Planet Earth is home to about 1.8 million species. Approximately 13,000 new species are discovered every year. Together all these species form an integral part of the natural ecosystem and are vital contributors to our diets, our medicine and clothing needs. Yet, many...

Referenzen von Kandidaten

"An Internationally Acclaimed PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC), this is a Dive Centre that provides you with an opportunity to change your lifestyle and develop a new career."


"Was a hard but great course! Thanks a lot again to all staff who teaches and prepared us so well, that finally the IE was easy going! Thanks Matt, Tina, Steph, Kenji, Steve, Manu and everybody else who supports us."


"They cater to your schedule during divemaster training so you can do it at your own pace and are also environmentally conscious which is an important factor. Anyone considering a professional career in diving should definitely consider Crystal."


"They are very dedicated, and were always there to help me with the theory, and to improve my scuba teaching skills. If you are still searching for a centre to do your IDC at, I recommend doing it with Matt."


"There was absolutely nothing that could have happened during the IE the candidates were not made very well aware of. Everything ran so smoothly for the candidates."


"It's a good decision to do your training with Matt, a lot of information is given and shared experiences. If you guys wanted to do IDC, I recommend doing it with IDC Koh Tao. Thank you for the amazing IDC."


"If you guy's are looking for good teachers and the best Course Director, this is the place..Thank you for guiding us, inspiring us and making us what we are today. Highly recommend."


"I enjoyed every single day of my IDC as well as my MSDT. Matt is an outstanding Course Director who goes all the way out for you, in preparation for the IE."


"The course was fun and you meet a bunch of new people, it’s not hard to fit in. When the day of the IE arrives, you don't even stress about it, because the Course Directors are the best."


"Did my IDC with Crystal Dive and IDC Koh Tao and I'm so happy I chose them. Matt Bolton made sure that there was lots of learning, training and laughs! I felt more than prepared for the I.E. And it showed!"

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