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Certificate of Excellence

I have to say I kind of lucked out this year.  I heard early on, that PADI was running a competition, the Instructor with the largest number

Certificate of Excellence for Continuing Education
Certificate of Excellence for Continuing Education

of Master Scuba Diver Certifications, and/or the largest number of Continuing Education certifications for their are would win $200.00 for use at PADI.  So, I went to it, teaching every course I could possibly get set up.  I taught Deep, Drysuit, Sidemount, EFR, and a large number of Instructor level courses.  My record for one course was Jan’s Rescue course, where I had 6 students, who had to take the EFR and I also taught them the Emergency Oxygen Provider course.  All in all, I earned 18 certifications for one course with 6 students.

Now I know what you are thinking….if I am doing this large number of courses I must be cutting corners, and if you know me, you will know that is not the case.  I will go that extra mile, for the student.  For example, when we do a Deep course, we do two classroom sessions, one with the presentation that covers Awareness, SAC rates, Failures, Positioning, Advanced Fining Techniques and many other skills.

During 2013 I was also selected to attend the PADI Course Director Course, I was selected of ne of the 42 people who could attend.  I went

Ken Dunlop is Awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Certifying the Most Master Scuba Divers in all of British Columbia
Ken Dunlop is Awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Certifying the Most Master Scuba Divers in all of British Columbia

through a competition against all of the other Master Instructors throughout the world who applied.  This course was taken in the Dominican Republic for 13 days.  Excellent training.

If you are interested in becoming a PADI Professional, let me know.  I currently have 4 IDC’s planned for 2014.  Remember we will go that extra distances to ensure you successfully complete your Instructor Examination.  Stop by GoPro-Uw Explorers and sign up now!!

PADI Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver
Master Scuba Diver

Congratulations to Lisa for successfully completing her PADI Master Scuba Diver requirements.  She has been working hard since I first met her.  She did her first cold water dives back in Sept by completing her Drysuit course, then a Photo course, and now her Rescue, EFR and O2 Provider which was the last specialty that was needed to qualify her for the sought after PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

Since completing her PADI Master Scuba Diver certification she has decided to sign up for the Dive Master course which is starting in Feb, so there is still lots of training to be done.  I am very much looking forward to working with her in the future.  You should be very proud of yourself you have done a fabulous job!

Well done Lisa for completing the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification!