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Tanguy Metz

Tanguy Metz

Tanguy Metz


In 2019 Tanguy was tragically taken from us. He will be forever remembered as a great human and a generally wonderful person. It was an honour to have taught him his PADI Instructor Development Course and he was an outstanding student. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by the Aussie Divers team. A very sad loss.

Darren Gaspari

PADI Open Water Instructor

I decided to become a dive instructor 3 years ago. I wanted out of the European stress and completely change lifestyle but I didn’t want to do that in a hurry or the cheapest and fastest way, what I wanted was a good diving education.
So after few years of practice, AOW, Rescue and DM course in Belgium, I started looking online for the right place to do my IDC….and it’s a dive center in Indonesia(kind of far from Phuket) who recommended me Aussie Divers Phuket.
I checked it out and after all the good critics I read (over 1000), I thought: This can only be a great place to do it. And I was right!!

After a long journey, I finally arrived and the team who was there made me feel like home straight away. I would even consider some of them as friends now.
You get free accommodation during your stay, and rooms are just above the classroom which is great.
English is not my first language so I was a bit worry to do all the course in English but Darren Gaspari, the owner and Course Director, made the classroom theory real smooth, he talks clearly, explain things in an easy way and he always has good and funny stories to tell, linked to course obviously.

Tanguy Metz PADI IDC Phuket Thailand Aussie Divers Phuket

Tanguy Metz PADI IDC Phuket Thailand Aussie Divers Phuket

When I first started, I was not good at oral presentation for instance but every day you have “homework”, you practice, you get feedback and every day you improve by so much. Same for the practical part in the pool.
After 2 weeks of intense training comes the IE weekend, of course I was stressed out but I think Darren was even more stressed than us. He really wants everyone to succeed, he takes it really personally and the results are there…we all succeed easily, I even get 5/5 on my oral presentation!

Anyway, I was very glad that I have chosen this 5 star dive center to do my IDC, I would recommend it without any hesitation and now that I started my dive career, I can tell this place is highly professional and that I would love to work for them maybe one day :)

Big thanks again to Darren, Ash, Nina, Simon and all the team who made this stay so enjoyable.

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A Professional IDC With - 'Aussie Divers Phuket'

Lets face facts for a moment, the dive shop & Course Director who teach you to be a Scuba Diving Instructor is one of the most important decisions you make when doing an IDC, be it in Phuket, Thailand, or elsewhere in the world. Names & reputations count for a lot in the scuba industry & if you get it wrong you will spend 3 intimate weeks over your course regretting it. Don't trust your instructor education and future employablility to just anyone, trust it to a world reknown, professional & Five Star PADI Instructor Development Centre like Aussie Divers IDC Phuket, we will ensure you get the best PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor education that money can buy.

Your Course Directors will be with you throughout the IDC & IE, on hand for any and all questions regarding your course. Darren Gaspari is an exceptional dive, sales & business coach who will help you not only become a great dive instructor, but also impart knowledge that will one day be essential to you as a PADI professional who wants to start their own dive centre. Do not hesitate, get a world class dive education today with Aussie Divers IDC Phuket!

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PADI Divemaster – Rocky Powers

Growing up in Australia I have always been connected to the sand and surf, I am pretty sure I learnt how to swim before I learnt how to walk so it would be fair to say the water has always been apart of me. I remember my first discovery scuba session on chartered catamaran sailing the Great Barrier Reef in 2009 and seeing my first turtle. Its the small moments in life I appreciate and I will always treasure, nature in the natural. I have always been a traveller, my first Europe trip in 2014 I dived the Greek islands and Spain. From then I knew I always want to be apart of this world but It wasn’t until 2016 I took the direction o [...]

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Michael Odendaal – IDC October 2020

I have wanted to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor for a long time, ever since I tried my first dive and instantly fell in love. After that I blazed through my AOW, Rescue and then did a DM internship. Fast forward 4 years of being stuck in an office in Europe, and I was very eager to finally become an Instructor and get back in the water. I was looking at a lot of places all over the world and even other places in Thailand, before finding Aussie Divers. After reading some of the reviews and having a look at the package deals they had available, I decided to reach out for some more information. From how helpful and profe [...]

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Ben Ritter – PADI Divemaster

When I traveled to Thailand to teach English, I was fortunate enough to be able to work and live in Phuket. When it came time to try out scuba diving, I had the monumental task of deciding on which PADI dive shop I would choose to take my courses. You'll find so many dive shops in the province of Phuket alone, which is why I feel so lucky to have found Aussie Divers Phuket. I first reached out to the dive shop via email, they were quick to respond with professionalism and from that moment on I was in good hands. I stayed with Aussie Divers from the PADI Advanced course all the way through PADI Divemaster a few months later. I'm sure i [...]

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The Best Instructor Development Center In Thailand

Here at Aussie Divers IDC Phuket we do not worry about the number of divers or IDC candidates we have, we worry exclusively about the quality of your education, be it one person or many, you'll never feel abandoned or bored when training, working or diving with us. Maintaining relationships before during and after any courses done with us is what Aussie Divers is all about. To help manage such a huge base of divers & industry professionals we built this diver network, connecting on every social media platform we can think of coupled with extremely helpful blog articles, to keep you engaged & to keep you engaged with us for the entirety of your diving career!