PADI Course Director

PADI Course Director

The ultimate professional rating

PADI Course Directors are amongst the dive industry’s most influential opinion leaders and role models, holding the highest and most respected professional rating in recreational SCUBA diving.

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Course Director Training Course

PADI themselves conduct Course Director Training Courses (CDTC) only 2 times every year.

One of the special locations for the Course Director Training Course CDTC is Kota Kinabalu; right here in our own backyard. The other location is in South America.

Candidates who are invited into the fold of this elite group of PADI SCUBA professionals are by no means just accepted onto the course.

Potential Course Director Training candidates pass through a stringent screening process and has their experience and training examined, just for entry into this competitive and demanding course.

About PADI

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational dive training, certification and membership organisation.

PADI Members (dive centres, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) issue nearly 1 million certifications worldwide each year, enabling the public to access underwater exploration and adventure.

PADI Members always maintain the highest industry standards for SCUBA dive training, SCUBA safety and dive industry customer service.

Downbelow ranks amongst the highest level of member status within PADI and proudly offer the PADI System of Diver Education for all levels of divers wanting to further their SCUBA dive education.


PADI training and instructor courses are overseen by our resident PADI Course Director.

Contact us now for a customised Instructor Development Course Package or Internship.

Tel: +60 12 866 1935