Mark Soworka is by far the most experienced and successful PADI Course Director in the World!


He has maintained the highest of success rates on PADI Instructor Exams since 1997 and has helped thousands of instructors find rewarding careers in the dive industry, teaching and establishing IDCs in several countries worldwide

It is this experience and network of successful dive instructor candidates that should influence your choice where to complete your divemaster and dive instructor internship. We help build careers, right through from Divemaster to Master Instructor and Course Director.

Mark has been diving since he was twelve years old. He has diving experience from the east coast of Australia, to Africa, South America and a few months up in the Arctic Circle. Before applying for Course Director he completed almost two thousand diver level certifications and had worked as General Manager and Training manager of dive centres. This extensive diving, teaching and managing experience sets Mark apart from most PADI Course Directors. Mark Soworka has been teaching PADI IDCs on Koh Tao and Koh Samui since 1997. He is one of the most experienced Course Directors in the world with more than 5000 instructor level certifications.


Mark Says...

Well over a decade as a PADI Course Director has given me the opportunity to meet a load of really nice people. The network that you develop after a bit of time in the dive industry spreads around the world. Many dive shop mangers, owners and course directors from Koh Tao to the Maldives, Mozambique to Cairns, have completed training and internships with me.

This network of friends is why I still enjoy working in the dive industry and is the strength of our job placement programmes. My commitment to the PADI Instructor programme is not simply getting you through the PADI Instructor exam, but creating a confident and competent dive professional with real world job prospects.

In over twenty years, with over 6000 instructor level certifications, I have maintained a 99% success rate on PADI instructor programmes all over the world, which must be one of the highest success rates worldwide. The real strength of my PADI instructor programmes is that they are about getting you a rewarding and successful career in the dive industry.

PADI Dive Master and PADI Instructor programmes make you a competent dive professional. Dive Careers PADI Dive Master and PADI Instructor programmes add loads of extras that help make you a successfully employed dive professional. My dive professional programmes are the only professional dive courses in the world to include our Marine Resource Management seminars and Oxygen Provider Instructor training.

As dive professionals I feel strongly that you should have a good grasp of how the marine environment works. You will be in an unique position as a dive professional to pass on strong environmental concepts to your customers. None of this is examined in the PADI Dive Master or PADI instructor programmes, but I feel it is vital information for dive professionals.

I also include CV workshops and placement on several job forums for the dive industry. Dive Careers programmes include a commitment to helping you finding a rewarding career. Not only am I teaching you to get through a PADI Instructor exam, but I am also helping you get work in the dive industry. A Dive Careers programme is your passport to a quality education and successful career that can take you around the world!

MARK’S QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • AWARDED ‘OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIVE INDUSTRY’ BY PADI ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS
  • PLATINUM PADI COURSE DIRECTOR. ONE OF ASIA’S FIRST TO BE AWARDED THE PLATINUM PADI COURSE DIRECTOR, PADI’S HIGHEST COURSE DIRECTOR RECOGNITION
  • SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • DAN OXYGEN PROVIDER INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • DAN HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • PADI INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTY TRAINER WRECK, ENRICHED AIR, REBREATHER, NATURALIST, DEEP, NIGHT, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, NAVIGATOR, DPV, DRIFT, DRYSUIT, DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, FISH ID, SHARK CONSERVATION AWARE
  • PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • AQUALUNG, SCUBAPRO, MARES WORKSHOP CERTIFICATES
  • PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN INSTRUCTOR TRAINER

Mark continues to attend courses in Diving medicine, physiology, dive equipment, plus environment and ecology. Experience, knowledge and a passion for instructor level education is what you should look for choosing a PADI Course Director

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Mark runs the PADI IDC programmes worldwide. Come and join Mark as he embarks on his latest world tour...


MEET THE DIVE-CAREERS TEAM

  • Mark Soworka is by far the most experienced and successful PADI Course Director in the World! He has maintained the highest of success rates on PADI Instructor Exams since 1997
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  • Shayne is from Singapore. She started scuba diving in 2003 and has been very passionate about diving ever since! In a backpacking trip to Thailand in 2008, she met several
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  • Platinum PADI Course Director Se(Bas)tiaan Van Riemsdijk is from Holland and has been in the diving industry longer than 10 years. He teaches THE PADI IDC in Dutch and English.
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  • Travelling the world as a surfer before, Ben's passion for diving was sparked in Ibiza. Living there working as an entertainer, he got into diving little by little and made
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  • Carmelo teaches the Taormina Sicily PADI IDC programmes for Dive-Careers Europe in English and Italian. Carmelo Says... Since I became a PADI OWSI in 2010 my goal has been to
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  • John is our resident Photography and Videography Specialist on Koh Tao. He has worked professionally for many years as both an underwater videographer and photographer, making him the ideal choice
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  • Julien is a PADI Course Director and Tec Instructor Trainer and he teaches Dive-Careers' Technical Diver training programmes across our worldwide diving network - and he's loving it! Julien is born
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  • Platinum PADI Course Director Marie-Lise Roux teaches the PADI IDC (Instructor Course) in English, French and Arabic and has many years of experience to share. Despite the fact that she
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