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Course Director Earns Coveted PADI Gold Course Director Status

Course Director Earns Coveted PADI Gold Course Director Status

BONAIRE, Dutch Caribbean, 17 April 2014Buddy Dive resort is proud to announce that Pepe Mastropaolo, Buddy Dive’s long-time Course Director, has recently been awarded the prestigious Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Gold Course Director status for 2014. One of only 44 PADI Course Directors worldwide to achieve Gold status, Pepe has reached the pinnacle of PADI’s professional dive instructor certification.

Originally from Venezuela, Pepe began his dive career in 1989 and has been actively teaching ever since. With over 25 years of professional dive instructor experience, Pepe has taught more than 18 Instructor Development Courses (“IDC”) since 2010 and certified 108 students from around the world as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. He is also a certified PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainer, allowing him to teach and certify new technical diving instructors.

As Buddy Dive’s Course Director, Pepe has elevated Buddy Dive to the premier center for PADI dive instructor training. Buddy Dive’s 100% pass rate for IDCs is a testament to Pepe’s tireless commitment to every student. Pepe’s teaching approach ensures that each IDC candidate receives the individualized attention needed to successfully complete the course. When Pepe’s IDC candidates graduate, they are ready to immediately begin their careers as confident and prepared dive instructors. Pepe’s motto is “do what you love, love what you do” and this is personified in everything he does as Buddy Dive’s Course Director.

Buddy Dive’s next IDC begins 30 April 2014, and already boasts a roster of 10 students from around the world, including Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Holland and the United States. Pepe is looking forward to another successful IDC, and is already busy planning the graduation ceremony scheduled for 13 May 2014.

Buddy Dive Resort is consistently rated as one of the Caribbean’s top dive resorts, and enjoys a reputation as one of the leading IDC centers worldwide. Located on the sunny island of Bonaire, the shore diving capital of the world, Buddy Dive’s oceanfront location means it is only a few steps into the clear, calm and warm Caribbean waters. The resort also offers several swimming pools and an air-conditioned classroom equipped with the latest technology for its IDC candidates.

To book your stay at Buddy Dive Bonaire email us today!



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