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COURSE DIRECTORS

NATALIE HUNT

PADI Platinum Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #460782

Natalie brings a wealth of international diving and teaching experience to instructor development. As a true global citizen Natalie has worked in the dive industry since 1997, in Thailand, the Caribbean, Egypt, Australia and Canada. She is excited to offer instructor candidates the opportunity to draw from her experiences and gain an appreciation for working with diverse diving audiences and cultures.

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Natalie has managed 5 Star Instructor Development Centre Sunshine Dive Resort (also owned by Bans Diving) since 2006, which offers personalized diver training to smaller groups. Individually Natalie has had the honour to have certified several thousands of divers but she was most excited when recently the dive centre received was awarded for highest growth in certifications in Asia Pacific. Although the number of people introduced to the underwater world through Sunshine Divers has grown, Natalie’s focus has remained – quality individualized instruction.

Representing the Instructor Koh Tao team and the islands only female Course Director, Natalie is excited to share her unique experience in the industry as well as her enthusiasm, patience, and knowledge.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Teaching Experience:
  • 3000 + Certifications
  • PADI Course Director #460782
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
  • EFR- Care For Children and AED Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Digital Underwater Photography Trainer
  • Search and Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project Aware Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor Trainer

Accomplishments:

  • Awarded Diver Retention 2007 as Manager Sunshine Divers -6153
  • Associate Diploma in Business Management

 

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GUILLAUME FARGUES

PADI Platinum Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #482749

Guillaume took his first dive 15 years ago in the cold waters of Northern France. Before becoming a dive professional, he was working as a management consultant in Paris. Once he realised that he was spending more time staring at his tropical fish screensaver than preparing Powerpoint presentations, he decided to pack his diving gear and a pair of boardshorts and headed to Thailand.

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For over 5 years, he worked as an Instructor on Koh Tao and trained many Divemasters. Guillaume is now a PADI Course Director, running IDCs in French and English at Ban’s Diving Resort. He is also known as the Ban’s eco-warrior and represents us in Save Koh Tao, our local environmental association.

  • Taught in over 20 Instructor Development Courses
  • 500+ Certifications

Certifications:

  • PADI Course Director #482749
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Videographer Instructor Trainer
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Digital Underwater Photography Trainer
  • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Boat Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project Aware Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Care for Children and AED Instructor Trainer
  • Aqualung Equipment Technician

Accomplishments:

  • Graduated from HEC, Paris/li>
  • Appeared on TV in “Echappées Belles” Southern Thailand special
  • Co-creator of “Buoyancy World”, 2009 Koh Tao artificial reef project
Courses Available in all Languages
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NATALIE HUNT

PADI Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #460782

 

 

GUILLAUME FARGUES

PADI Course Director/EFR Instructor Trainer #482749

 
 
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