UK Diving Academy Instructor Profile
Danny Stepney - Master Instructor & Instructor Trainer
Danny has been working as a PADI Scuba Instructor and as teacher for over 10 years and has had the opportunity to change fear into courage, faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, timidity transformed into confidence, anticipation turned into passion.
As a PADI Scuba Instructor his love and passion for the ocean has opened peoples hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it, and he has been able to foster self-esteem in another people, teach the value of character and integrity, transform another human being and change a life for the better and forever.
Favourite Dive Site?
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a remote unspoiled reefs in the Sulu Sea are populated by large numbers of sharks and rays, plus turtles, barracuda, tuna and many schools of fish
Favourite Marine Life?
I’m a huge fan of sharks but I also love Turtles, Bat Fish and can spend hours playing with Clown Fish (Nemo).
Which Countries Have You Dived In?
Spain, UK, Sweden, Menorca, Greece, Malta, Thailand, Bali, Philippines and Dubai.
Recreation Kit: Cressi F1 Mask, Evolve Wing, Halcyon H-75P & Halo + Aura, Apeks RK3 fins, Shearwater Teric, SANTI E-lite Plus, Ocean Reef Full Facemask, Fourth Element XENOS Wetsuit.
Technical Kit: Cressi F1 Mask, Halcyon Legend Wing, Halcyon H-75P & Halo Regulators, Apeks RK3 fins, Shearwater Teric & Perdix, SANTI E-lite Plus.
Freediving & Mermaiding: Cressi Mask, Cressi Gara LD Carbon Fins, Shearwater Teric Dive Computer.
PADI Master Instructor & Speciality Instructor
As an PADI Master Instructor Danny is part of our Instructor Development Team, and supports our PADI Course Directors with the training of new Instructors, he also one of the Assistant Instructor Trainers. He is also part of our youth teaching team and is able to teach the PADI Junior Divemaster Certification.
Danny is also able to teach an impressive number of PADI Speciality Courses including:
- PADI Adaptive Support Diver
- PADI Adaptive Techniques
- PADI Boat Diver
- PADI Boat Handler
- PADI Compressor Operator Awareness
- PADI Deep Diver
- PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
- PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle
- PADI Drift Diver
- PADI Dry Suit Diver
- PADI Emergency 02 Provider
- PADI Enriched Air Diver
- PADI Equipment Specialist
- PADI Fish Identification Diver
- PADI Full Face Mask
- PADI Night Diver Instructor
- PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
- PADI Search & Recovery Diver
- PADI Self-Reliant Diver
- PADI Sidemount Diver
- PADI Twinset Diver
- PADI Wreck Diver
- PADI Underwater Digital Photography
- PADI Underwater Naturalist
- PADI Underwater Videographer
PADI Aware Instructor
EFR Instructor & Instructor Trainer
Danny is one of our EFR Instructor Trainers and is able to teach:
- Primary & Secondary Care
- Care For Children
- First Aid At Work
- Mental Health Awareness & First Aid
- Manual Handling
- Diving Emergency Medical Responder
- EFR Instructor
- Care For Children Instructor
- EFR First Aid At Work Instructor
Royal Life Saving Society
Danny is one of our Royal Life Saving Training Team and is able to teach:
- Pool Lifeguard
- Open Water Lifeguard
- Pool To Pond
- Rookie Lifeguard
- Water Smart
- First Aid At Work
- BLS & Anaphylaxis Management