About me…

Richard Reardon, Platinum PADI Course Director, IDC Thailand, Phuket, CDTC, MI, IDC Staff
Richard Reardon – PADI CD #624779

Richard Reardon – Platinum PADI Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #624779

It was 1999 when I learnt to dive in Egypt, and it was love at first breath. It was very soon after this initial underwater experience that I decided to live the life of a PADI Instructor.  Since leaving England in 2002, I have been fortunate enough to live and teach diving in many fantastic and exotic countries.  Having completed my Divemaster course in Thailand and my IDC in Indonesia, I have worked in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Egypt, Palau and the Philippines.  Becoming a PADI Pro changed my life forever, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I can help you make that change too…

Teaching Experience:

  • Platinum PADI Course Director
  • 3000+ PADI certifications
  • 1500+ PADI Professional certifications
  • PADI Professional since 2002
  • Teaching Instructor Development Courses since 2004
  • Awarded eight PADI Certificates Of Excellence
  • Awarded the ‘Elite Instructor’ award for 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Project AWARE Activist
PADI IDC Thailand - Koh Lanta & Koh Phi Phi
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  • Platinum PADI Course Director
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • Boat Diver Instructor Trainer
  • CoralWatch Health Chart Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Delayed SMB Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor Trainer
  • Dive Against Debris Instructor Trainer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor Trainer
  • Drift Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Fish ID Instructor Trainer
  • Gas Blender Instructor Trainer
  • Manta Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Reef Shark Awareness Instructor Trainer
  • Sea Turtle Awareness Instructor Trainer
  • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Self-Reliant Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Sidemount Instructor Trainer
  • Thresher Shark Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Photographer Instructor Trainer
  • Whale Shark Awareness Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Diver Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Care for Children Instructor Trainer
  • EFR CPR & AED Instructor Trainer
  • 30+ Specialty Instructor ratings

If you’re interested in completing your PADI Divemaster or Instructor courses in paradise, please send me an e-mail for further details…

PADI IDC Phuket, Thailand Koh Phi Phi Koh Lanta


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