Hi To all our PADI Divemasters and Instructors, past and future students.

It’s that time of year again at Ban’s Diving Resort that we give some thought to the past year 2016 and all it brought. We would like to say a big thank you for your patronage and hope you enjoyed your time with us during your training. We look forward to hearing back from you about your personal experiences wherever you may be today!
Thanks to your support! We certified over 20,000 students of all PADI Levels, who have become fantastic divers and now have the opportunity of seeing the world from both above and below the ocean. Our Professional Level certifications included over 300 PADI Divemasters and Instructors and through our high standards and achievements we remain the largest and most successful Career Development Centre in the world.
For those who are thinking about coming back out to see us. We would like to remind you of our new Ban’s IDC website and Facebook Page. Hope you can LIKE, give feedback and forward to others you may personally know interested in pursuing a career in diving or just want to try something new.
http://www.instructor-kohtao.com and https://www.facebook.com/bansidc/

To leave a review about your personal experiences with us on the IDC please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/bansidc/app/256540041142708/

This 2017, PADI has introduced several new programs and revisions to a few courses that we have already begun implementing in our current PADI Instructor Development Courses. If you need a refresher, wish to staff or know current course dates please visit our link: http://www.instructor-kohtao.com/instructor/icd-calendar-dates.html

It’s always a pleasure to hear from our past students and learn about their successful experiences. We wish to congratulate those who made a career move in 2016:
Lars Walquist and Krista Espellien in Fiji;
Nathaniel Rawson and Sandra Bruckmann in Bali;
Kazuya Nagai in Australia & Samoa;
Shay Nevo in Eilat, Isreal;
Dustin and Lulu in Palau;
David Rae in Cairns Australia;
Shane Caraway in Fiji;
Adrien Testa in Gilli Trawangan and working on Liveaboards;
Christelle Durand in St. Lucia;
Phannee McCarthy and Guolin Chau in Khao Lak;
Sophie De Sa in the Similans;
Jules Latrille in the Maldives; and Kim Van Winkel with Bastian Van Der Kuijl in Nusa Lemobongan taking the plunge and opening their own dive centre.

Also wonderful to hear the new directions for our Staff Instructors challenging themselves in the realm of Technical and Cave Diving – Emily Hong in Mexico.

There are many more and we’d love to hear from you.

In 2017, we hope to bring more to diving education with full face mask and self reliant diver specialties but also medical courses with EMS International and new Marine Conservation courses. Watch this space for the latest developments… https://www.facebook.com/bansidc/

So from Natalie and Guillaume we would like to thank you and wish you a wonderful year.

Thoughts from Our Past Students

  • I did my PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) at Ban‘s Dive school with Natalie Hunt and Guillaume Fargues on Koh Tao. Their huge Knowledge and Experience in conducting IDC Courses made it easy to learn a lot and enjoy the very practical Lectures and Workshops. We learned a lot about Dive Theory and Practice on a very professional Level with main focus on how to teach and conduct Dive Courses on our own. During our IDC we had a lot of fun and enjoyed Read More
    Philip Weiss - PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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