PADI stands for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors.
A scuba diving training agency I can proudly state I have been a part of for over 20 years.
Gaining my Divemasters and Instructors certification in 1997, I have had the pleasure of working on many vessels, retail stores, wholesalers, resort islands, and with many colleagues of all levels.
Beginning my training in Port Douglas, Queensland on the Great Barrier Reef, I was very fortunately to have been trained by instructors who were themselves trained by one who was to become my own Course Director and mentor. John instilled not only a passion for teaching, but to teach people to be competent and considerate of their own diving skills and their buddies, and a respect of the training standards created by PADI and good reason to follow this.
His lessons have echoed throughout my career, and he himself is still teaching instructors through PADI – which is a massive nod to a strong and complete system of training and education.
Thanks John, you Rock.