The route of a PADI Course Director

From BB to Gili Air to Kota Kinabalu : The route of a PADI Course Director.


Hey everybody, I am Pierre and I am a PADI Course Director!

PADI Course Director Pierre

PADI Course Director Pierre

This amazing journey started more than 6 years ago when I did my PADI Instructor Course at BB Divers, Thailand.
When I became a Staff Instructor, about 1 year later, I knew I was willing to reach the highest level in the PADI pro system of Education. I always loved to participate in developing, improving, mentoring and coaching candidates, whatever their level was.
After 4 funtastic years, it was time to move on…

During a dive holiday in Indonesia, I ended up in Gili Air.
When arriving, I stranded like many at Oceans 5. Dived there about 10 days and fell in love with everything. The team is amazing & the infrastructure is the best I have experienced in the world.

This is where I met Sander, the dive guru 😉 , PADI Course Director and owner of Oceans 5.
Sander talked me about his plans to create a unique Course Director Agency – Your IDC – and looking for different profiles of candidates.
Less than a year later, I arrived for good in Gili Air. Here is where I fine-tuned my training by staffing our monthly IDC’s and assisting our in-house CD’s Sander, Joeri & Giny! THANKS A LOT GUYS!

Pierre at the CDTC

Pierre at the CDTC

When I got selected for my Course Director Training Course, I couldn’t believe what was finally going to happen! This year, PADI organized a 2nd session in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

So beginning of September, I flew to KOta Kinabalu and started meeting fellow CD Candidates from all over the world as well as the PADI staff. These guys are amazing, we learned so much on teaching, counseling and evaluating tomorrow’s future of the dive industry.

I feel now fully ready to teach The Way the world learns to dive!

Thank you Sander & thank you Oceans 5.

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