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All the Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) will be conducted in conjunction with the following 5 Star IDC centres below;

You can see a list of dive shops that I currently work as a PADI Course Director for. I have provided links to go directly to each centres website, their you will be able to meet the staff through the about us pages and you must contact them directly to book onto a course, all the course information including pricelist will be made available to you.

I am responsible for conducting instructor level training at each centre and I work closely with each centre owner to ensure their instructors and staff are offering you the best in diver training and services possible, I personally put my reputation on the line and guarantee that each centre will offer you the very best in diver training.


Aquaventurers (Liverpool)

  • PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre
  • Emergency First Response - (HSE) First Aid at Work Facility
  • DSAT Technical Diving Training Centre

Please click on map (left) to see a detailed Google map showing the centres location. To go to through to the Dive Centre website you can either click on the name or the button (below)  

Aquaventurers is owned by Rob Wilson, the centre is the only PADI 5 Star IDC in Liverpool, Merseyside. It leads the way in scuba diving training and equipment and has been for the past 14 years. Aquaventurers is a leading Tusa supplier and has its very own massive online shop (click here)

Please find link below to Aquaventurers dive club, there you can join on group dive trips or get information on where to take your next holiday. You can call into Rob's centre anytime and he will always be there ready to discuss your training and dive equipment needs over a cup of tea or coffee. 
















M J First Aid Training (Birmingham)

  • Emergency First Response - (HSE) First Aid at Work Facility 

Please click on map (left) to see a detailed Google map showing the centres location. To go to through to the Centre website you can either click on the name or the button (below)

M J First Aid Training is owned by Mike Jones, his company was setup in 1998 and originally started offer scuba diver training, Mike has further developed into first aid market and setup his new centre. Mike has always had a passion for teaching and he now offers in my opinion some of the best First Aid Training you can find anywhere in the UK.

M J First Aid Training has new premises since 2008 details can be found through his website (link below). "Become a First Aid Instructor for Free" this is available to anyone living in the Sandwell area, close to Birmingham and are unemployed and want to become a Emergency First Response Instructor like and possibly work for Mikes company in future - find out about the funding Mike has so you can do the course absolutely free of charge.














Calendar shows where I will be and duration of my time there. If I am in your area and you want to join a course, contact me for locations. If you see any dates free and would like me to visit your dive centre or location, drop me an email with location, course interest and possible dates.
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