Carl fallon become one of 57 Course Directors worldwide (2 in Australia) to be a Platinum Course Director. This is a massive achievement reflecting the quality of instructor training at Abyss Scuba Diving.
Carl joined Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney in the 1990's where he quickly became head Dive Instructor.
Training divers in all levels of PADI courses and after gaining over a decade of industry related experience, Carl was awarded the prestigious PADI Course Director rating by James Morgan, the Vice President of PADI World Wide, at the exclusive Course Director Training Course in Malaysia.
Working side by side with PADI Course Director Peter Letts and Master Instructor Jamie Miller in delivering Divemaster, Instructor Development and Internship Programs, Abyss Scuba Diving became the only PADI Career Development Centre in New South Whales.
Carl's passion for the environment led him to start an environmental group called Botany Bay Watch. Together with PADI Asia Pacific, Carl development a unique PADI specialty course to teach divers about the environment and what steps they can take to protect it. Carl's efforts were quickly recognized by Australia's Federal Government, with him receiving special recognition to continue his work working with the community on environmental issues within his local area.
In 2006, Carl was promoted to Careers Development Manager at Abyss Scuba Diving where he further developed their Dive Internship Program, allowing him to reach a broader range of GoPRO candidates and setting Abyss Scuba Diving up as Sydney's premier PADI instructor training facility.
The high point of Carl's career was when fellow PADI Course Director Peter Letts accepted on behalf of all the Abyss Staff Members the prestigious "Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre in Asia Pacific" award, which is highest industry award received by any training facility in New South Wales.
In recent years, Abyss Scuba Diving has continued to dominated the Australian diving industry, receiving the awards for the ‘Best Australian Dive Centre' and ‘Most Outstanding Oceanic Dealer in Australia' every year for the last 4 years. This is a true reflection of Carl's professional attitude towards the diving industry and instructor development.
Carl is one of the youngest PADI Course Directors in Asia Pacific, which gives him a unique teaching style that is extremely receptive by all ages of candidates. He brings fun and excitement into the IDC program, while ensuring that professionalism and a serious attitude is always paramount.
As Careers Development Manager of Abyss Scuba Diving, Carl will not only be able to prepare you to become a fantastic PADI Instructor, but he will be able to give you ongoing career advice. Carl has also developed an ongoing Job Placement service for all Abyss trained candidates, helping them find work when they become certified.
It is through teaching close to 1000 student divers, that Carl has extensive teaching experience and knowledge and you can definitely see his passion for the sport when he delivers his programs