Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Dates for 2017

efr_header_2017We are pleased to announce that the EFR Instructor Trainer schedule for 2017 has now been announced.

The EFR Instructor Trainer course includes online learning followed by a live knowledge development and practical element, which will be conducted on the dates shown below. This training enables successful applicants to offer EFR Instructor courses, making it particularly beneficial to those working at Instructor Development Centres or those involved in the IDC process.

Peniche, Portugal Ustica, Italy
26-Mar-17 02-Sept-17
Athens, Greece Bristol, UK
02-Apr-17 11-Sep-17
Krakow, Poland  Eilat, Israel
08-Apr-17  19-Sep-17
Krakow, Poland Malé, Maldives
10-Apr-17 22-Sep-17
Pentewan, UK St Raphael, France
30-Apr-17 30-Sep-17
Oslo, Norway Dahab, Egypt
07-May-17 14-Oct-17
Stockholm, Sweden Dubai, UAE
14-May 2017 26-Oct-17
Lanzarote, Canary Island Aguilas, Spain
28-May-17 27-Oct-17
Limassol, Cyprus Lecco, Italy
25-Jun-17 04-Nov-17
Eindhoven, Netherlands Sliema, Malta
25-Jun-17 11-Nov-17
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  

In order to apply for a space at one of these events you must meeting the following criteria:

  • Be an EFR Primary / Secondary Care Instructor
  • Be an EFR Care For Children Instructor
  • Have registered at least 25 EFR students


  • Have conducted at least 5 separate EFR courses

You can apply for a space by completing and returning the EFR Instructor Trainer registration form – click here to download the form now.


PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Applauds its 2015 Frequent Trainers


PADI Course Directors, the highest level of PADI Professional, are much sought after individuals within the diving industry.

Becoming a PADI Course Director is one of the toughest challenges an experienced PADI Professional will face throughout their career.  Many rigorous prerequisites must be met before the aspiring PADI Pro may submit an application to be selected for the Course Director Training Course (CDTC).  While many PADI Pros aspire to taking part in the CDTC and becoming instructor trainers, only the very best are selected.  The CDTC itself is intense, teaching prospective Course Directors everything from how to conduct an Instructor Development Course to how to market and grow their business.  Each candidate is subject to continuous evaluation in the classroom and in the water, and it is not until the final evaluation on the final day that the individual knows whether they have made the grade.

This elite group of PADI professionals is responsible for creating the highest calibre of instructors around the world: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.  Course Directors also train PADI Instructors in their continuing professional development to become PADI Speciality Instructors, IDC Staff Instructors, and EFR Instructors.  The responsibility on Course Directors to keep standards high cannot be underestimated and PADI is proud to have the best instructor trainers in the diving industry.

To that end, each year PADI applauds and rewards its most productive Course Directors in the form of the Frequent Trainer Program (FTP).  Dependent on PADI Professional training productivity during the preceding year, PADI awards Course Directors who meet minimum FTP requirements with either Silver, Gold or Platinum status for the current year.

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa proudly announces its list of 2015 Frequent Trainers.  This select group of Course Directors, from all over the EMEA territory, have been busy creating future PADI Instructors – who will in turn create new PADI divers in 2016.

Join us in congratulating the 2015 Frequent Trainers, and find out more about the CDTC here.

EMEA Success on the June 2015 Course Director Training Course!

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is proud to announce that the twelve candidates from the EMEA region have successfully completed their Course Director Training Course (CDTC). They were part of a program made up of 47 PADI Members from around the world that took place earlier this month in the Dominican Republic.

New PADI Course Directors – Left to Right:

  • Annie Olszewski
  • Anna Schmidt
  • Pierluigi Gagliardi
  • Abdullah Ozgorur
  • Zoltan Jakab
  • Laurent Estrugo
  • Jann Faraone
  • Richard Somerset (staff)
  • Stephen Watkinson
  • David Hayler-Montague
  • Dom Gibbing
  • Erwin Ligthart
  • Fabrice Descaves
  • Mohamed Samy

Congratulations to the new PADI Course Directors!

Click here for more information on the PADI Course Director Training Course.


Photo: Congratulations to John W. Mitchell on recently becoming a PADI Course Director! We wish John all the very best of success in the future.

We would like to congratulate John W. Mitchell on recently becoming a PADI Course Director. John attended the CDTC in Malaysia along with 13 other PADI Master Instructors who successfully completed the programme. John is based in the UK. Well done all the attendees!!!!