Stefan Käsweber – PADI Regional Manager for Germany North
Telephone: +49 160 9826 3824
A quick bio from Stefan Käsweber:
“I learnt to dive in the Gulf of Thailand, after working in the Marketing and Sales Department as a Media Consultant in Germany, I decided to join the PADI professional world and moved to Thailand where I completed my PADI Divemaster and MSDT with PADI CD Ben Walzinger.
I later moved back to Germany and worked for PADI Course Director, Rene Pomsel, in the Diver´s Indoor Divecenter close to Munich, Germany as an all-rounder. Working in all departments from pool-boy to instructor. After this I opened my own restaurant in Munich and ran it successfully for over 4 years. The idea of working as a instructor was still one of my biggest dreams, so I sold my restaurant, my car and everything I owned, packed my old sea-sack with my dive kit and booked my flight to Thailand.
On the very first Island I visited, Koh Phi Phi, having not even booked a room to sleep i got asked by the very first dive centre to teach a PADI Open Water Diver course on the day of my arrival. Not long after working as a instructor for them I got offered the manager’s position, and I took the chance to bring the dive centre to the next level.
Realising I still wanted to teach i moved to Khao Lak to work as an instructor for Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, and eventually got offered the position as the General Manager. As the General Manager, with my team beside me, we brought the dive centre to a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre and one of the largest live-aboard operators in Thailand.
I am very much looking forward to working as a PADI Regional Manager and the new challanges and adventures that Germany will offer me.
When did you first learn to dive? – In Thailand, Sailrock, i saw a nice Bulls Shark on Dive 3
How many dives have you done? – 1600+
What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought? – Tusa Mask
If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be? – My very old but perfect Apex regulator
What is your favourite dive site in the Germany? – Starnberger See
What is your favourite dive site in the world? – Cuba, Isla de la Juventud. Diving like in the old days. You can feel the freedom in the moment the military harbour gate was opened
What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving? – Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee
What is your favourite animal underwater? – An easy one – a Rockmover Wrasse
What animal would you love to see on your next dive? – Humpback whale
What dive site is at the top of your to wish list? – Sardine Run, South Africa
What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives? – Proper German Cheese, that keeps me kind of happy the entire day!
If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be? – Klaus Orlik, Poseidon Diving Thailand