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Pool Session For The Next Padi Tech Course With Crystal Waves

                                  PADI COURSE DIRECTOR, TECH INSTRUCTOR TRAINER, Phil Phelan                                              Crystal Waves are proud to introduce their award winning PADI Course Director, Tech Instructor Trainer Phil Phelan. Phil is one of the most experienced PADI CD, Tech IT’s in Asia, he was first certified as a PADI diver back in 1981 and has diving experience in some of the worlds best and most challenging dive locations around the world.
Looking for a career change, Phil completed his PADI DM and IDC in 2000 which as he describes as being “life changing”. Getting away from the norm’s of a 9 to 5 life style, Phil’s love of diving has enabled him to work as a PADI Instructor in  Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Honduras, Bali.
Looking for further challengers Phil got into Technical diving back in 2003, this is something that he really got his teeth into. By the end of the same year Phil held instructor ratings in extended range and trimix, this was before PADI had introduced their range of technical diving courses. Phil was one of the first in the world to become a PADI Tec Deep and Trimix instructor, crossing over as soon as PADI had released their Tech courses. Asked why bother crossing over, Phil’s answer “Better training material, better course structure but the skills are all the same”.
Phil’s next challenge come in 2005, he completed the PADI Course Director training course he then become the first PADI Tech Instructor Trainer in Asia. Since becoming a PADI CD, his knowledge and dive experience has helped many IDC candidates in many different countries achieve their own goals of becoming a PADI Instructor. Phil is still a active instructor doing pool sessions for DSD’s, openwater courses, teaching specialty’s along with teaching technical diving at diver and instructor level and of course teaching the PADI IDC’s.
So if you are looking for somewhere to complete your PADI IDC, contact Phil at [email protected] for all the information on our monthly PADI IDC’s. Remember experience and knowledge are everything!




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