PADI Course Directors.
PADI Platinum Course Director Carl Fallon joined Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney in the 1990's where he quickly became head Dive Instructor. Carl has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Course Directors Award for the past 4 years.
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 in delivering Divemaster, Instructor Development and Internship Programs, Abyss Scuba Diving became the only PADI Career Development Centre in New South Wales.
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.
Carl Fallon receiving a special PADI Course Director Award during a ceremony in Malaysia.
PADI Platinum Course Director Jamie Miller works with Carl in running IDC's but also specialises in the technical and rebreather side of the business. As well as being a PADI Course Director Jamie is Australia's most experience Sidemount and Recreational rebreather instructor trainer.
PADI Course Director Peter is currently one of Australia's most influential dive professionals, leading the way for innovative dive business solutions and leading edge dive education design and techniques.
Peter is founder and Managing Director of Abyss Scuba Diving which is located in the middle of Sydney's best dive sites. Peter has developed this once small family dive business to now be Australia's leading PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, which has shown continual growth and popularity every year for the past 10 years.
Peter has shaped Abyss Scuba Diving to reflect his professional attitude towards diving; resulting in Abyss Scuba Diving receiving countless dive industry awards. In 2007, Peter accepted on behalf of Abyss Scuba Diving, "The Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre in Asia Pacific", which is highest industry award received by any training facility in New South Whales. This truly reflects the quality of training Peter delivers.
Abyss Scuba Diving has also dominated the Australia diving industry, receiving the awards for the 'Best Australian Dive Centre' and 'Most Outstanding Oceanic Dealer in Australia' every year for 4 years in a row. It is through Peters business savvy that he has developed Abyss Scuba Diving into a world renowned training facility that is always at the forefront of technologies and training techniques.
In 2006, PADI CEO Drew Richardson personally commended Peters professionalism, by giving him the prestigious award for his "Outstanding Contributions to the Dive Industry".
In 2008, after 15 years of contributions to the diving industry, Peter also accepted the highly acclaimed "Diving for Tomorrow - Training Innovation" award at the annual PADI members awards ceremony in LasVegas, USA. Peter was the first person ever to be given this award.
Peter's Instructor Programs reflect his own professionalism and expertise, giving candidates not only a broad knowledge of the diving industry, but a professional and solid grounding in which to begin their career in diving.
Peter is the only PADI course director in Australia who is qualified to train PADI Instructor to teach the Hollis eXplorer Recreational Rebreather.