MattHi there! My name is Matt, I am a PADI Course Director and PADI Freediver Instructor.

After becoming an Open Water diver in January 2007 I couldn't stop diving and went on all the way to become a PADI Instructor at the end of the same year. Through 10+ years of teaching around the world including the Maldives, Thailand, Italy, Mexico and Indonesia, I’ve built up a diverse range of experience in a variety of teaching conditions.

In 2016 I become a PADI Freediving Instructor and in March 2017 I took the big step and become a PADI Course Director. From 2017 until 2019 I ran regular IDC programs in Indonesia (Gili Air and Komodo) and received the Platinum PADI Course Director accreditation since 2018. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, between 2021 and 2023, I continued to pursue my passion by teaching IDCs and Freediving courses in Malta and Tenerife.

Since July 2023, I'm thrilled to bring together all of my previous experiences to offer an optimized IDC program at Trawangandive on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

While teaching my aim is to provide an unforgettable and enjoyable experience to all my candidates, going above and beyond to ensure that everyone receives personalized attention and guidance throughout the course. I grew up in Switzerland and managed businesses in South America, for those reasons I am lucky enough to be able to teach in 6 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese). While the courses are predominantly taught in English (because it is the most common and used language in the diving industry), I offer translation and support in the other languages to make sure that everyone fully understands and is confident on every topic.

In addition to the IDC program, I also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course and the PADI Discover Freediving Program as part of the IDC package. I believe that these additional programs help candidates develop a well-rounded skill set, making them more employable in the industry. Moreover we want our candidates to have fun while learning. That's why we offer opportunities for free fun dives throughout the program. We make sure to provide a clear routine and positive atmosphere to ensure that candidates get the most out of their course with us. Please have a look at our brochure for more detailed information about the PADI IDC at Trawangandive and have a look at the reviews from previous candidates.

I consider the ocean my office and over the years I have noticed how pollution conditions and the general state of the seas are getting worse. I always been very keen on not polluting and trying making people around me aware by explaining how this important is. As a diver this awareness is even more important, for this reason I consider a wise idea to get involved in the PADI AWARE Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that is involved in projects with the aim of protecting the sea and marine species.

If you have any questions or want to contact me use the Chat (bottom right chat), Facebook Skype (top left buttons), or via email: matt@dive-education.com.


Happy bubbles!

See you soon! A presto! Bis bald! Hasta pronto! À bientôt! Até breve!

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