The Importance of Marine Conservation as a Dive Professional

Donning a mask and snorkel and placing your face underwater can be a daunting undertaking for many a novice scuba diver. Breathing from a scuba regulator, the bubbles, the noise, often takes some getting used to. Dive instructors have an important role to play as...

6 Reasons to Choose PADI for Pro Level Diver training

So you are considering turning your passion into a dream career and pursuing a future as a professional diving instructor. What then are the most important factors to consider when it comes to your training? Of course I get asked this question a lot! And with good...

A Complete Guide to the PADI Divemaster

PADI Course Director Matt Bolton answers the most common questions about the meaning and role of a PADI Divemaster. One of the most common questions asked when people learn I am a PADI Course Director is ‘How do I become a Divemaster?’ Often, people misunderstand what...

What is a PADI Specialty Instructor

I was sitting having a coffee with one of our Rescue Diver students over the recent Instructor Examination that was held here on Koh Tao. A close friend of hers was actually on that IE, inspired by the feedback she had received about the IDC, and buoyed by the thought...

10 Top Tips for new PADI Instructors when teaching Student Divers

The day after an IE always has a Sunday feeling about it and I enjoy hiding away from the world in my office catching up on e-mails. Last month whilst most of Koh Tao’s newly certified OWSI’s where either nursing a well-earned hangover or merely enjoying the first day...
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