Thursday, October 1, 2020

PADI Instructor Who Certified 25-Millionth Diver Goes On Dream Trip


Imagine being the instructor to certify the 25-millionth PADI Open Water Diver, and as a result, winning a dream trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Well, that’s what happened to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Bobby Post, who taught 22-year-old Sarah Gleeson in Thailand late last year.

On May 6th, Post landed in Queensland for his adventure, spending two nights in Cairns before boarding the Mike Ball Dive Expeditions vessel.

Over the course of the trip, Post explored the Great Barrier Reef — from Continental Shelf, to Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole and Steve’s Bommie.

Post said:

“I have to say my expectations were exceedingly high and it was a truly amazing experience. Without a doubt the dives themselves were filled with highlights. From reef sharks to bull sharks, manta rays to ribbon rays, sea snakes to filefish the reef did not disappoint.”

PADI Instructor Bobby Post Goes On A Dream Trip To The Great Barrier Reef
PADI Instructor Bobby Post Goes On A Dream Trip To The Great Barrier Reef

So how does one top a dream trip to on the Great Barrier Reef? Post said:

“I am on my way to Kauai. There I will continue to conduct courses from PADI Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Divemaster courses with a whole lot of fun dives in between.

“I can’t begin to describe how exciting the ride has been. It is truly the first time I have been in love with my job; it cannot be understated how this has translated into happiness throughout the rest of my life.”

Sarah Gleeson will take her dream trip with a friend later this summer.

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.


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