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From Driver to PADI Instructor

From Driver to PADI Instructor

From Driver to PADI Instructor

Smith Buranastidporn

Just a couple of short years ago Smith “Big” Buranastidporn applied for a job at Aussie Divers Phuket as a driver.

Recognizing Big’s talent beyond a driver staff gave the drivers job to someone else and a job to Big as…. well… we weren’t really sure.

What we did know at the time that Big was an excellent graphic artist. He designed the Aussie Divers Phuket logo that we use today.

As Aussie Divers Phuket do with all their staff that wish to, we gave Big the opportunity to learn to scuba dive.

Big turned out to be a natural under the water.

Big started to work his way through the scuba diving ranks. Doing his PADI Advanced Open Water Course, Emergency First Response and PADI Rescue Courses.

Being Thai, Big had to do the courses a little tougher than most. PADI only have the PADI Open Water Course translated to Thai and just recently the PADI Instructor manual. All other study materials were in English.

At the end of 2016 Big became a PADI Pro finally passing his PADI Divemaster course.

During this period Big laughed at being a professional victim. Big assisted on at least 17 PADI Rescue courses.

In October 2017 Big completed his PADI IDC along the way proving that he was a very good and competent instructor candidate.

On the weekend of the 14th – 15th October Big sat his PADI Instructor Examinations.

Big achieved excellent score and received praise from his fellow candidates, PADI Examiners and Aussie Divers Staff.

Not a bad effort for someone that applied to be a driver.

You too can become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, all you need is a little hard work and to do is follow the dream.

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Living The Dream After Instructor Graduation

Finding work after becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor can sometimes be a daunting task, you are competing against people with much more experience who have been working in the industry longer. The best thing about doing your Instructor Course in Phuket is that there is almost always work for new instructors and Aussie Divers will help you to get it. We have awesome and varied post graduation programs, ranging from 'Ride Alongs' with our elite instructors to instructor internships where experience & responsibility can be had in real world environments with real customers, getting you the qualifications & certifications you need to be attractive to employers.

The absolute best way to ensure employability after you graduate to a fully fledged (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor is to continue your training with PADI, especially when it comes to the PADI instructor specialties we teach here at Aussie Divers. Once you have five Instructor specialties under your belt you will become an M.S.D.T or Master Scuba Diver Trainer, which looks much better on your diving resume'. Specialties include being able to teach the PADI Deep Diver (40m), Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer courses, plus many many more!

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