PADI GO PRO Event Taormina Sicily IDC, Italy.
On the evening of 12 October 2016, PADI Dive Professionals and PADI Divers gathered at the ATAHOTEL Naxos Beach in Giardini-Naxos, Sicily, Italy, to discuss ideas presented at the PADI GO PRO Event by PADI Territory Director Jonas Samuelsson. The evening was hosted by Dive-Careers.com and Sea Spirit Diving Resort during the Sicily PADI Instructor Development Course.
This GO PRO Event was also attended by PADI Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka from dive-careers.com and owners of Sea Spirit Diving Resort: PADI Master Instructor Carmelo Sgroi and PADI IDC Staff Instructor Cilla Lentz. They shared their diving knowledge and experience this evening with everyone who wanted to know more about working in the diving world - around the world. Great information, coming from a phenomenal amount of shared experiences throughout the globe and the dive industry.
PADI Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka in front of Sea Spirit 5 Star IDC center on our Sicily IDC
One of the main topics was why it is interesting and exciting to become a dive professional and start working in this business, or even to start your own business in diving. According to Mark Soworka it is possible to travel a lot and see different cultures and different parts of the world working as a dive professional. He himself has an elaborate network of dive resorts and professionals. After working for many years as a dive professional, and though his network of dive-careers.com, he is now able to offer diving jobs on a regular basis. Carmelo and Cilla explained it is wonderful to work in an international environment with dive professionals and customers from all over the world who have one thing in common: they are divers! Every day again, people come into the diving resort as strangers and leave as friends after a half day of diving with other people they just met that morning. They say it is their job as dive professionals to give divers a good time, safety, professionalism and quality. According to them, one of the best aspects of being a dive professional is the appreciation of new divers because you taught them something totally new in their life and the smile of a diver coming out of the water after a beautiful dive, enjoying the underwater world and the sound of silence and bubbles that they experience under the surface. Moreover, Carmelo explained why it is an excellent idea to enrol in a PADI Divemaster Candidate Internship or PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Internship. He said that at Sea Spirit Diving Resort, the candidates will have a full range of opportunities to get familiar with all aspects that are important to become a good dive professional, by assisting experienced PADI Instructors on courses, running the daily program on board and learning how to be a good deckhand or even how to become a skipper, handling a compressor, maintaining equipment and building experience in high quality customer service, so when completing the internship, as PADI Divemasters or PADI MSTDs, they are ready to work everywhere or making it easy for them to take it to the next level.
Taking the plunge into free diving as part of the opportunities that a Sicily PADI Instructor course opens up to you.
All in all it was a great evening inspiring divers who are interested in going PRO and PADI PRO’s who want to take the next step in their diving career! We wish all the participants good luck with their path in the diving world and know that we PADI PRO’s will be always available to give advice and help with the next step in your diving career!