Announcing the 2017 Elite Instructor My PADI Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the instructors who won the first PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa Elite Instructor My PADI Challenge! These 15 PADI Professionals certified more people between July and October than they did during the same four-month period last year. Thank you all for your amazing achievements, your dedication in teaching the world to dive, and for creating more ambassadors for the ocean.

2017 Winners 

200 Level: 

PADI Course Director, Kevin Turner

PADI Master Instructor, Ricardo Jose Gimenez Caetano


150 Level: 

PADI Course Director, Chris Azab

PADI Course Director, Stephen Prior

PADI Course Director, Mohammed Adel


100 Level: 

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Lior Wolfson

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Katarzyna Psyk

PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Antonis Karagiannis

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Mihaly Szucs


50 Level: 

PADI Course Director, Marlies Lang

PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Oscar Cobo Traver

PADI Master Instructor, John Abd Elmeseh

PADI Course Director, Leo Saldunbides

PADI Master Instructor, Francisco Bustos Cid


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