PADI Course Director “Phil Phelan”, Receives a nice Testimonial from neighboring PADI Dive Centre

“Awesome PADI Tec Course”Phil

Many emails get sent into PADI Asia-Pacific, regarding the professionalism of PADI courses, and PADI Instructors. However this testimonial below was kindly sent in by PADI Tec Deep Instructor and MSDT Sami Vayryne, owner of PADI Centre Railay Dive Center. And we thought we’d share his experience regarding his latest training.

“Awesome PADI Course!

Tec Deep Diver Phillip J. Phelan (PADI CD 468356) and PADI 5 Star IDC, Hippo Divers, Koh Phi Phi. Thailand.

I had a pleasure of being trained to the Open Circuit PADI Technical Diving by PADI Course Director and Tec Instructor Trainer Philip Phelan, On the famous Phi Phi islands, Krabi, Thailand. My most sincere thanks for Phil for his outstanding teaching skills on a fun, challenging and very educational PADI Tec diving course.

Having some thousands of recreational dives and some hundreds of recreational certifications, I had certain expectations of attending the Technical Diving course as a student.

Even having some experience in diving already, the Technical diving has remained a mystery to me. You know and hear of people, even certified divers sharing that general idea of this strange and scary stuff, that only crazy Nacho men do! with countless tanks full of strange gases when they want to prove something to themselves, or even just go missing in some deep hole and never be heard of again?

Well, turns out I was wrong!! PADI Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses really shed some light to the ignorant. There are a lot of new things to learn, Phil’s outstanding teaching skills kept the courses challenging and extremely interesting the whole time. Above all else I was really impressed with two things:

  1. how you need common sense for the course!
  2. And in the end and how darn much fun it is!

All this was made possible with Phil’s awesome and relaxed teaching style. His vast knowledge and experience shows throughout the course and above the surface as well as in the water. For any imaginable question he has a real life example to demonstrate the point at hand. And on the practical side he knows exactly which button to push at the right time to create either thinking-causing confusion, or a revelation of how things should be.

As a certified PADI Tec Deep Instructor I am now in a fortunate position to bring these awesome new diving skills and great feelings to our customers, as well. My hat is off for Phil Phelan for teaching an awesome course,  a new thing or two about diving and training divers.. and how to bring these wonderful new Tec diving skills to our customers! “

PADI Tec Deep Instructor and MSDT Sami Vayryne, owner of PADI Centre Railay Dive Center.

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