<<I started diving in 1986 with a ‘try dive’ in the swimming pool, during a holiday in Mombasa – Kenya: after the first breath underwater, I immediately understood diving was going to be my addiction for the rest of my life. The diving center where I started was a CMAS diving center therefore after completing the 1* CMAS, I continued all the way until I become a 3* Instructor. In 1996, I crossed over to the PADI system, as I knew I wanted to ‘go Pro’ with PADI and in 2011, I enrolled in my IDC with Course Director Nikolay Baumann at the Dive Connection in El Gouna.
My mission as a Course Director will be to encourage IDC candidates, from all over the world, to become PADI ambassadors and embrace the PADI philosophy. For this reason, I will focus as well on promoting Instructor level continuing education!
My ambition is to aim for Platinum Course Director within the next few years and maintain that status.
Another important goal for me is to share Project AWARE’ s motto SAVE OUR WORLD / OUR WATER with future professionals …so that they can deliver it to all their future students, their friends and family!
By the end of 2016 I can celebrate 3 mile stones: diving for 30 years, 20 years PADI Membership and my first year as a Course Director. What a Fantastic year!
I need to say thank you to all my friends, family and PADI staff for their support.>>
Congratulations to Detlef for successfully completing his CDTC !