Mark Soworka and his Dive-Careers Worldwide Team is the most successful PADI Instructor & Divemaster internship network.

Our internship programmes are run by Platinum PADI Course Director Mark Soworka and supervised by Platinum PADI Course Directors Sebastien van Riemsdijk, Marie-Lise Roux, Carmelo Sgroi and Ben Meerhaeghe. Our Digital Underwater Imaging expert John Back runs programmes on Koh Tao, along with NEWEST TEAM MEMBER Julian Pirie who runs our Divemaster operations, and Shayne Ng, PADI Course Director and avid Freediving enthusiast. PADI Course Director and Tech Specialist Julien Fortin teaches the IDC in Mexico and runs our technical diving courses worldwide.


  • Mark Soworka is by far the most experienced and successful PADI Course Director in the World! He has maintained the highest of success rates on PADI Instructor Exams since 1997
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  • Shayne is from Singapore. She started scuba diving in 2003 and has been very passionate about diving ever since! In a backpacking trip to Thailand in 2008, she met several
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  • Platinum PADI Course Director Se(Bas)tiaan Van Riemsdijk is from Holland and has been in the diving industry longer than 10 years. He teaches THE PADI IDC in Dutch and English.
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  • Travelling the world as a surfer before, Ben's passion for diving was sparked in Ibiza. Living there working as an entertainer, he got into diving little by little and made
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  • Carmelo teaches the Taormina Sicily PADI IDC programmes for Dive-Careers Europe in English and Italian. Carmelo Says... Since I became a PADI OWSI in 2010 my goal has been to
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  • John is our resident Photography and Videography Specialist on Koh Tao. He has worked professionally for many years as both an underwater videographer and photographer, making him the ideal choice
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  • Julien is a PADI Course Director and Tec Instructor Trainer and he teaches Dive-Careers' Technical Diver training programmes across our worldwide diving network - and he's loving it! Julien is born
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  • Platinum PADI Course Director Marie-Lise Roux teaches the PADI IDC (Instructor Course) in English, French and Arabic and has many years of experience to share. Despite the fact that she
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  • New Team Member Julian runs our PADI Divemaster Programmes on Koh Tao Thailand at Buddha View Dive Resort. While studying archaeology back in Canada, Julian completed his very icy OW
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  • New Team Member Brett runs our PADI IDC Programmes on Dumaguete Philippines at Fish Unlimited Divers Resort.
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