We had a visit during our current PADI IDC
today from the PADI Regional Manager to present me with two awards. Andy came by the dive centre to present me with the two highest awards in the PADI system – Elite 300 Instructor, and Platinum PADI Course Director !
The Elite 300 Instructor award is the highest award in the Elite Instructor programme. This is awarded to PADI Instructors who certify three hundred or more students in a calendar year. For 2016 there were seventy-five PADI Instructors worldwide who achieved this milestone.
The Platinum PADI Course Director rating is the highest rating a PADI Course Director can earn – the highest level of PADI Instructor ! It is awarded to the top Course Directors around the world who issue a certain number of PADI Instructor-level certifications each year. For 2017, there were less than one hundred Course Directors globally who reached this landmark.
Here’s to a busy 2017 and more PADI awards to come next year !