Course Director


Meet Our Team : Your professional training will be under the guidance of experienced PADI Instructors. You will have 3 Course Directors to work with you during your IDC.

Bent Posejpal - Platinum Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer
* Norwegian, Swedish & English

Alain Barrat - Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer
* French & English

Thomas Roehn - Course Director, EFR & DAN Instructor Trainer
* German & English

Alain, also called «Cacao» is born in Couvet , Switzerland . He began diving and searching for his sense of direction, lying down on his back to the floor of a swimming pool during his holidays. His parents couldn't imagine at this time that he was, fortunately since, going to learn how to use an underwater compass and almost never leave this element.

Alain became PADI Instructor in 1998 and since has trained over 500 divers at all levels of training. He became PADI Course Director in 2005 and has already run many successful IDC's. Previously, Alain has been involved in the training of over 150 Assistant Instructors, Instructors and has been involved in IDC training for 5 years before becoming Course Director.

Alain has dived extensively throughout the Andaman Sea and he has been working as Instructor on liveaboards and daytrips boats in Phuket. He has been involved in the Instructional development and management of a 5-Stars IDC centre for four years, prior to focus in 2002, on the Instructor Development Courses (IDC). This has given him a large network to dive centers and liveaboards, useful for the ones of you that will be looking for a job after the IE.

He also speaks and teaches in English, French and German. He is one of the few Course Directors in Thailand that can teaches the complete IDC in French if required.



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