Wednesday, October 20, 2021

SDI/TDI announces the addition of John Bennett to the Training Board


Scuba Diving International and Technical Diving International is proud to announce the appointment of John Bennett as a member of the SDI/TDI/ERDI Training Board. Having worked in the dive Industry for 14 years and with over 6500 logged dives, his vast experience is an outstanding addition to the board.

John more recent accomplishments are four ocean world depth records and he was the first diver below 305m/1000ft on scuba during the National Geographic documentary "Into the Deep." A self proclaimed "wreck" addict, he recently dived to the wreck of the Princess of the Orient. John’s future plans to visit the IJN Battleship, Yamashiro include mounting an additional search for her sister ship, the Fuso, and the other ships lost in the battle of the Suriguo Straights.

Due to the tremendous growth of SDI and TDI in the South and East Asia areas, and also in Australia and New Zealand, the need for more training expertise within the Pacific Rim territories is needed to handle the increasing demand for total quality management.

John’s responsibilities will be to assist in conducting Instructor Training programs, research possible Quality Assurance issues, and most importantly educate current instructors on changes or new programs offered by SDI/TDI. As such, John will work very closely with the SDI/TDI/ERDI Pacific Rim Regional Management Team, which includes Korea, Japan, Greater Chinas, ASEAN, South Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

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