Get to Know Your PADI Regional Manager

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Although most of you talk regularly with your PADI Regional Manager, have you ever wanted to know more about them? We asked each of your PADI Regional Managers to answer some questions to help you get to know them a little better!

  Conny Jeppson – Philippines

Name:  Conny Jeppson.

Region: 25 – Philippines.

OW Cert Location: Sweden.

Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 11 years.

Bucket List Dive Site: Galapagos.

Highest PADI Rating:  Platinum Course Director.

What do you love most about diving?: Sharks, large fish but also to spend time looking for the small critters.

Andy Auer – West Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Name: Andy Auer

Region: 26 – West Thailand , 87- Vietnam and Cambodia.

OW Cert Location: Playa del Carmen Mexico.

Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 21 years.

Bucket List Dive Site: Isla Guadalupe Mexico – great white shark.

Highest PADI Rating: PADI Course Director.

What do you love most about diving?: That with each dive you are able to travel, meet amazing people and always learn something new!

Neil Richards – East Thailand 

Name: Neil Richards.

Region: 86 – East Thailand.

OW Cert Location: Egypt Sharm El Shiek.

Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 16 years.

Bucket List Dive Site: Wolf and Darwin Islands Galapagos.

Highest PADI Rating: Course Director.

What do you love most about diving?: The feeling of being at one with nature, out of my natural element and the anticipation of true wild experiences.  

Neil Davidson – Malaysia & Singapore

Name: Neil Davidson.

Region: 12 – Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

OW Cert Location: Fremantle, West Australia.

Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 8 years.

Bucket List Dive Site: Would love to dive the Galapagos Islands, the marine life looks amazing there!

Highest PADI Rating: PADI Master Instructor.

What do you love most about diving?: I love the peace and quiet of diving, as soon as you descend you’re in your own little world with only the marine life to focus on.

Jen Clent – Indonesia & East Timor

Name: Jen Clent.

Region: 29 – Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

OW Cert Location: Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand.

Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 15 years.

Bucket List Dive Site: Too hard to choose one! Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico, Antarctica, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Highest PADI Rating: PADI Course Director and Examiner.

What do you love most about diving?: Getting away from technology and everyday noise to the peacefulness of the underwater world. Seeing amazing creatures in their own habitat going about their day and learning more about how we can protect our blue planet.

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