UK Diving Academy Instructor Profile

Mark Taylor - Course Director

Mark is a PADI Course Director and an elite instructor who has a wealth of experience teaching students and leading professionals.

Mark did his PADI Open Water in the UK at the beautiful Wraysbury Lake and he has climbed the professional PADI ladder to Divemaster in 2006 and became a PADI OWSI & EFR instructor in 2011.

Over his career he has had the pleasure of taking many students from Discover Scuba Divers, and see them progress with amazing results through to PADI Instructors and even PADI Course Directors.

He has dived all over the world, including Egypt, Mauritius, Costa Rica and Mexico, but still loves diving in the UK the most.

Mark has a background in IT which has enabled him to work with IDC Candidates to understand all the various PADI digital tools, but also give them useful insights into website design, SEO and CRM tools.

Mark is also a Power Boat Instructor and Scuba equipment technician, so is able to provide a comprehensive insight into the dive industry which when used in conjunction with his global network of various dive centres, gives IDC candidates the best chance of successful job placement.

Favourite destination?

Favourite Dive Site?

Favourite marine life?

Which countries have you dived in?
Egypt, Mauritius, Costa Rica and Mexico

TUSA Paragon mask, Apeks Black Ice BCD, Atomic T3 regulators, Apeks RK3 fins, Aqua Lung i770 computer, Ocean Reef full facemask, Aqua Lung Balance Comfort wetsuit, Aqua Lung Fusion Sport with SLT dry suit.

PADI Course Director & Speciality Instructor Trainer

PADI Aware Instructor

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

  • PADI Aware
  • PADI Dive Against Debris
  • PADI Coral Conservation

EFR Instructor Trainer

Mark 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

Instructor Training

  • EFR Instructor
  • Care For Children Instructor
  • EFR First Aid At Work Instructor

Congratulations To Mark For Achieving Elite Instructor Status

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