Divers Down announces a new PADI Course Director.
We are delighted to announce that Michela Colella recently qualified as a PADI Course Director. Many of you will have met Michela in her various other roles – she will also now run our Pro Level courses with a bit of help from Dave, our long time experienced Course Director. She will undoubtedly offer the best PADI professional training in UAE.
Michela joined Divers Down in July 2016 as operations manager and PADI Master Instructor, overseeing the running of the busy centre in Fujairah.
She completed the Course Director Development Course in July in the Dominican Republic, overseen by the greatest personalities in the PADI industry.
Michela’s appointment as Course Director complements Divers Down’s position as the pre-eminent five-star PADI Career Development Centre in the United Arab Emirates. Her skills will augment Diver Down’s experienced and professional PADI-trained instructors and support staff.
Michela, who has previously worked in Italy, Cambodia, Malaysia, Oman and Egypt, said: “Becoming a Course Director is a personal ambition achieved and I am looking forward to using my new skills to expand divers knowledge and ability. I am also willing to bring my passion about marine environment and lead the new instructors to teach the importance of conservation to new divers “
“My goal is to positively influence the program and the quality of the instructor experience by focusing on approach and ability”
Dave Griffiths, director of Divers Down, said: “We are thrilled to be able to build on Michela’s experience and skills, to offer divers a role model in the diving industry.”