Mark Soworka and his Dive-Careers Worldwide Team is the most successful PADI Instructor & Divemaster internship network.

Our internship programmes are run by Platinum PADI Course Director Mark Soworka and supervised by Platinum PADI Course Directors Sebastien van Riemsdijk, Marie-Lise Roux, Carmelo Sgroi and Peter Nieuwhof. Our Head of Divemaster Development Jenni Simmons and Digital Underwater Imaging expert John Back run programmes on Koh Tao along with Shayne Ng, our newest PADI CD and avid Freediving enthusiast. PADI Course Director and Tech Specialist Julien Fortin teaches the IDC in Mexico and runs our technical diving courses worldwide.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jenni is from the UK and now lives on Koh Tao Thailand where she is head of Dive-Careers' PADI Divemaster Training Programme at Buddha View Diving Resort. She has been
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  • Peter has been awarded with the prestigious PADI Platinum Course Director rating! Peter is a very experienced Instructor who has over 1,000 Instructor level certifications and certified over 3,000 students.
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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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  • 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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