Our new PADI Course Director


Great news at TSD today! Our head PADI Technical Instructor, Jason Orage, has been accepted on the prestigious PADI Course Director Training Course in March to become a fully fledged PADI Course Director, the elite of PADI teaching professionals!!!

When he returns to Malapascua Island in April after the two week course in Malaysia, Jason will be joining our Dive Careers team of Course Directors as our in-house CD. As well as participating in our regularly scheduled IDCs, Jason will be the only full-time Course Director on Malapascua Island and will be available year round for one-on-one PADI IDCsInstructor Specialty Ratings, private PADI IDC Staff Instructor Courses and also, a first for TSD, we are excited to announce, PADI TecRec Technical Instructor courses!!!

Jason teaches PADI TecRec Instructor Courses

It takes many years of hard work and dedication to become a Course Director and only a handful of PADI Instructors are accepted on the course worldwide. Jason has consistently strived towards this goal over the years, and constantly shows extraordinary commitment to his students and to his job.

This has not gone unnoticed by PADI. Every month, PADI awards one PADI Dive Shop and one PADI Instructor worldwide with a very special award. Thresher Shark Divers was very proud to receive PADI’s “Customer Service Center” award a year ago, and then even more pleased when just a few months later Jason received the “Education Leader” Instructor award. This award is particularly prestigious given there are over 100,000 PADI Pros worldwide. Read more about this and TSD’s other numerous awards here.

Jason still loves teaching at all levels and will continue to each everything from Open Water through to Technical as well as PADI Instructor Training.

We are very much looking forward to having him join our Instructor Trainer team and to be able to offer you Technical Instructor training! So now you can come to TSD for your complete Instructor package!

Huge congratulations to Jason. It’ll be a big party tonight at the Wilde Bar 🙂


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