UK Diving Academy Instructor Profile

Danny Stepney - ICD Staff Instructor

Danny has been working as a scuba instructor and as teacher for over 10 years and has had the opportunity to see fear changed to courage, faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, timidity transformed into confidence, Anticipation turned into passion. 

As a 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 destination?

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, Menorca, Greece, Malta, Thailand, Bali, Philippines and Dubai.

Cressi F1 Mask, Apeks WTX D30 Wing BCD, Apeks XTX 200 regulators, Apex RK3 Fins, Shearwater Perdix or Teric Dive Computer, Ocean Reef Full Facemask, Fourth Element XENOS Wetsuit, Fourth Element Argonaut 2.0 Dry Suit.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Speciality Instructor

As an PADI IDC Staff 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 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

Danny is one of our Ocean Ambassadors and loves to teach our conservation courses, he is able to teach the following:

PADI TecRec Instructor

Danny is part of the Uk Diving Academy PADI TecRec teaching team and is able to teach:

PADI Public Safety Diver Instructor

Danny is part of the Uk Diving Academy PADI Public Safety Diver teaching team and is able to teach:

PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer

Danny is part of the Uk Diving Academy PADI Mermaid teaching team and is able to teach:

Instructor Training

EFR Instructor Trainer

Danny is one of our EFR Instructor Trainers and is able to teach:

  • Primary & Secondary Care
  • Care For Children
  • CRP
  • AED
  • First Aid At Work
  • Mental Health Awareness & First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Diving Emergency Medical Responder

Instructor Training

  • 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
  • Safeguarding
  • BLS & Anaphylaxis Management

Congratulations To Danny For Achieving Elite Instructor Status

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