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PADI Holds First-Ever Freediver Instructor Trainer Course In Asia

If you live in the Asia-Pacific region, are certified as a PADI Master Freediver Instructor and want to take the next step in your career, PADI might have a solution for you.

PADI Asia Pacific recently held its first-ever course in how to train other instructors.

The course took place in Cebu, Philippines, bringing together 14 candidates from seven different countries. It was also translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese. According to a PADI blog entry:

“Due to consistent PADI training standards worldwide that differ only in style, technique and application, the Freediver Instructor Trainer Course is a fantastic networking opportunity to gain insight into how standards are adapted and applied internationally. One primary benefit of a multi-national program is the opportunity it creates for the candidates and staff to establish business relationships and exchange ideas. The participants, experienced PADI Master Freediver Instructors, were selected from a number of applicants.”

PADI Holds First-Ever Freediver Instructor Trainer Course In Asia
PADI Holds First-Ever Freediver Instructor Trainer Course In Asia (Photo credit: PADI)

Among the areas the PADI course touched on were the organization’s philosophy, counseling instructor candidates, presentations at the instructor level as well as how to market instructor development programs.

Just because this recent course was the first, it sure as heck won’t be the last:

“PADI Asia Pacific will run these PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer courses from time to time. To apply, candidates will need to be renewed and in teaching status as a PADI Master Freediver Instructor, certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and have experience teaching all PADI Freediver program levels beyond those required for the PADI Master Freediver Instructor level.”

For more info, check out the blog entry on the PADI website at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.