Last month PADI Regional Manager Paul ‘Tosh’ Tanner asked PADI members who their Most Valuable Dive Instructors (MVDI) were and why?
It was great to see so many PADI dive operators putting forward their Instructors. A big congratulations to the following nominees:
- Amanda & Adrian: Managers of PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, Reef Seen.
- Ketut Cariasa: Dive Instructor at PADI CDC, Bali Scuba.
- Markus Gstrien: Dive Instructor at PADI IDC, Joes Gone Diving.
- Joanna Hurford: Dive Instructor at PADI CDC, Trawangan Dive Centre.
- Edu, Hadi and Paul: Dive Instructors at PADI IDC, DSM.
- Reko Tjatur Binawan: Dive Instructor at PADI Dive Centre, Bubble Makers.
- Sarah Wormald: Dive Instructor at PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, World Diving.
- Gede Suryani: Dive Instructor at PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, Bali Hai.
Below are some of the comments that were made about the above PADI Members.
Ketut Cariasa: Dive Instructor at PADI CDC, Bali Scuba.
Since Bali Scuba introduced its Indonesian-only policy for in-house Instructors (except for Chinese), Ketut has taken on all the responsibilities that come with his new designation as Senior Instructor at Bali Scuba. He is constantly guiding and supporting our more junior Instructors and oversees our Divemaster programs.
Joanna Hurford: Dive Instructor at PADI CDC, Trawangan Dive Centre.
In her spare time she makes videos about Shark Awareness and Ocean Debris. She designs and sells Tshirts with pro shark messages. She’s working on a new initiative called ‘Seas the movement’, and is currently filming part 2 of her documentary about Tanjun Luar fish market in east Lombok.
Amanda & Adrian: Managers of PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, Reef Seen.
Adrian, after creating our great website, looks after and maintains it, in between handling guest inquiries, teaching and occasionally even guiding normal dives. Amanda, well she is just a great workhorse, and somehow handles everything that I throw at her and still manages to love every dive that she goes on with her students and guests. Over the last year, I have asked her to create slideshows, create the artwork for posters and banners, prepare presentations for me, and look after admin for some of the projects we have here, whilst also keeping an eye on all the daily activities and administration. Thank heavens she has Adrian to back her up and tell her when to take a rest.
Markus Gstrien: Dive Instructor at PADI IDC, Joes Gone Diving.
Markus excelled in personally professional development in several areas, not even a year into being an instructor he now managed to become a Staff instructor and is on his way to become a master instructor and most probably CD. Next to being a hard worker and understanding that customers come first, he is creative in the way of looking at things, he excelled in selling specialties and extra courses to customers.
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated!
– Paul ‘Tosh’ Tanner, PADI Regional Manager