Wednesday, June 12, 2024

New SSI Instructors Trainers Certified In Cozumel


Seven new Scuba Schools International Instructor Trainers have passed their course in Cozumel, Mexico.

The course took place at Scuba Du Dive Center based at the InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa from October 9-16, 2021.

SSI Instructor Training Director Pat Dunn conducted the course with the help of SSI Instructor Certifiers Kirk Stolzenburg and Will Fox. The seven successful candidates of the course are:

  • Art Koch
  • Carlos Garcia
  • Dan Westwood
  • Jim Denton
  • JoAnn Haack
  • Rusty Berry
  • Tim Culp

According to Stolzenburg:

“The InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa was a perfect location for this type of training. Daniel and his team made sure that we had everything that was needed for the candidates to be successful. Jorge De La Fuente and his staff at Scuba Du were amazing. They are a great example of what SSI looks for in a training facility! These Instructor Trainers were outstanding! They all brought their ‘A’ game and are exactly what SSI needs to keep our instructor training at the highest level. Their time and dedication to the program are a shining example of what the future holds for SSI.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for