Ocean Turtle Pro Team
Our Pro training team is the best in the industry - Platinum Course Director Kerrie Eade works alongside Elite Course Director Edwin Lodder to ensure each course is fun and enjoyable whilst delivering the highest level of coaching and extraordinary success rates.
As a Career Development Centre, Ocean Turtle Diving has achieved the highest level of recognition from PADI for its Pro training. We train in excess of 200 professionals each year, yet deliver bespoke, tailored training to meet the needs of each candidate.
The team’s diving industry network is immense, guaranteeing you at least an interview for that dream job, whether you want a complete change of career and lifestyle, or are just looking to use your spare time more effectively.
Kerrie brings a wealth of experience from the business world to enrich each course, and both have taught extensively at pro level using adaptive techniques. They run full and part-time instructor courses throughout the year and around the world.
You will also benefit from our ongoing graduate support network, helping you with all aspects of your career as a PADI Pro.
Kerrie and Edwin with Drew Richardson PADI CEO and Kristin Valette-Wirth PADI Chief Brand & Membership Officer
Our Mentor Program ensures you have a personal coach to guide you through your pro journey, whether that begins after your Discover Scuba Dive or at any stage of your diving development.
Contact us and one of our friendly instructor mentors will contact you to get started.
The PADI Divemaster course will transform you from a passionate diver into a dive leader and prepare you for some extraordinary job opportunities around the world. You will expand your knowledge of scuba diving concepts and equipment and gain leadership abilities through practical workshops with an instructor mentor. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.
The PADI Assistant Instructor course takes PADI Divemaster training a step further by teaching certified assistants how to introduce new knowledge and skills independently, or with minimal supervision. The course enhances abilities as an instructional assistant and provides candidates with practical experience in teaching knowledge and skill development portions of various PADI courses.
IDC Staff Instructor
IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals.
PADI Master Instructors are recognised as elite scuba diving educators who, through dedication and hard work, have proven to be dive industry leaders. You earn the Master Instructor rating by exemplifying what it means to be a scuba diving professional through your teaching efforts and professional conduct.
PADI Course Directors are PADI Master Instructors who have taken the next step and joined an elite group of instructor trainers. Course Directors teach PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) and other instructor-level training, and thus are the scuba diving industry's most influential leaders and role models.
Training Dates 2023
IDC February (Spain) 21st - 28th Open Water LH - IE La Herradura 1st & 2nd March
IDC April (UK) 21st - 28th at Ocean Turtle - IE Bristol 29th & 30th
IDC June (Grenada) 2nd - 9th at Dive Grenada - IE St Georges 10th & 11th
MSDT / Instructor Specialties Training - 8th of September - UK
IDC September (UK) 1st - 8th at Ocean Turtle - IE London on 9th & 10th
IDC November (Spain) 17th - 24th at Open Water LH - IE La Herradura on 25th & 26th
IDC December (Egypt) 30th Nov - 7th Dec at Roots - IE Hurghada on 9th & 10th
I have just completed my PADI IDC with Ocean Turtle Diving using ELCAS credits (Armed Forces Resettlement Scheme). The entire team were really helpful from the get go, engaging early in a friendly and positive manner. The course itself, whilst very intense, was a lot of fun and highly informative. It has given me a new found confidence and belief in myself, which goes way beyond the knowledge and skills required to deliver the PADI syllabus, which I have also been afforded in abundance. Thanks team. Great job!