Meet Your Course Director

My name is Michal - but friends call me Mike.

I am a PADI Course Director and I am ... in love with diving.
The passion for diving is a lifelong companion for me - my first diving course was in 1991. The following years brought more courses in different organizations with different instructors. In 2004, I became a PADI Instructor and Tec Diver. During my dive life, I met many passionate people, met extraordinary people fascinated by the underwater world, visited the most beautiful dive sites in the world, and realized my own passion for underwater photography.

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Testimonials

  • PADI Course Director - Tenerife  AlexiaZbinden 150x150 - HomeAlexia Zbinden

    IDC June 2021 + MSDT Preparation. Since my first dive at the age of 10 I have dreamed of becoming an instructor. Thank you Mike for helping me achieve this goal. The course allowed me to answer a lot of questions and uncertainties and I leave having learned a lot about myself with the desire to practice and continue learning. Thank you for your kindness, your advice, your listening and above all thank you for sharing your experience and giving us a great one!

  • PADI Course Director - Tenerife  EtienneMaurer 150x150 - HomeEtienne Maurer

    IDC June 2021 + MSDT Preparation. After spending a lot of hours in and outside of the water with Mike, I realized the passion and the seriousness he has for transforming divers into instructors! When you arrive on the first day of the IDC you don’t know much about how to do the job correctly, but after one week you understand what it takes to be a dive Instructor and what to look for if you want to excel in this work and lifestyle. I could not have imagined a better Mentor for my beginnings in the diving industry! Thanks again Mike for all you gave!

  • PADI Course Director - Tenerife  Gregor 150x150 - HomeGregor Thilo

    IDC May 2021 + MSDT Preparation. Mike was the best scuba teacher I ever had and I´m looking forward to make more specialitys with him in the future! The IDC was really intense for me and now I feel more confident about diving, teaching and presenting, wich is also so valuable for me in the other parts of my life. The planing and the facilities were really good and I enjoyed learning there. Mike gave everyone of our group what he needed. This will not be the end of the story 😉

  • PADI Course Director - Tenerife  AlbertoGonzalo 150x150 - HomeAlberto Gonzalo Sanz

    IDC May 2021 + MSDT Preparation. When I finished my DiveMaster i was looking for all Course Directors in Tenerife and after I spoke to Mike, i felt the confidence that he inspires. After doing IDC with Mike i can say that doing this course with him was the best decision i’ve ever took. First days were difficult, as always when you try to transform yourself to be succesful in the most passionate world that i’ve ever met… Diving, but then he made me feel really confident about my attributes and my skills and now i think i got transformed, thanks to him, in a really succesful PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. All the IDC was perfectly planified, was intense, but everyday we where winning more and more passion about diving and of course about teaching, because Mike was transmitting it us day by day. I can´t be more thankful and now, after complete my IE and the MSDT preparation, I’m looking forward to put in practice all the things he´s teached me during this two weeks of “serious fun”, help as much as possible to preserve and conserve “our office” and to transmit all the passion to people as you did with us. Thanks for everything and let’s spread your word!

  • PADI Course Director - Tenerife  RodrigoLopez 150x150 - HomeRodrigo Alvarez Lopez
    IDC May 2021 + MSDT Preparation. He tenido el privilegio de poder cursar el curso de PADI Instructor en Big Fish con Mike. Mike es un muy buen profesional, con un gran recorrido y experiencia a nivel mundial. Tiene mucha empatía y paciencia. Siempre está pendiente del ritmo que llevas para poder enseñarte de la mejor forma, adaptándose a tus fortalezas y debilidades. Su exigencia hace que salgas muy bien preparado, por lo que lo recomiendo al 100%. ¡Gracias Mike por tan buena experiencia!

 

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