Course Director Kevin Black

Course Director Kevin Black is also a PADI Tec Instructor Trainer and a PADI Rebreather Instructor Trainer. Kevin is the only Course Director actively teaching both PADI Tec & PADI Rebreather courses in Phuket at both diver level and Instructor level and has won awards from PADI for the number of Tec and Rebreather courses taught in the PADI Asia Pacific region.

When not teaching Tec or Rebreather courses Kevin is also passionate about teaching specialty courses both at diver level and instructor levels and in writing and promoting PADI Distinctive Specialty courses.

Originally from New Zealand (Hence KIWI diver)  Has worked in the Diving Industry in the UK and Egypt before settling his favorite holiday diving destination, Thailand in 2009.

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Next Phuket IDC

The next Phuket IDC is scheduled for July 2017

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CCR Instructor

The next Phuket CCR Instructor Course is scheduled for April 2017

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Tec Instructor

The next Phuket Tec Instructor Course is scheduled for May 2017

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The small class size meant more customized training and more time focused on improving my weak areas making the IE seem easy - Yui Tashatorn  
The pool is also great for the confined sessions, as we were the only ones ever in it and was big enough to perform all the skills without having to worry about space. If I do more training it will be with these guys. - Rob Meiklejohnn    


The high quality of teaching for the theory side of the IE meant that I went from getting 33% in practice exams to 100% in the I.E., and the pool and OW training made it so that we found the IE much easier than other candidates. - Jack Walton  


The amount of experience that we have gained in two weeks under Kevin's tuition has been phenomenal. - Ashish  


Because it was a smaller group size we were able to get personal attention. - Joe Nitchman  


I used kiwi diver after professional recommendations within the dive industry and was not disappointed. I received up to date training in a small group allowing for a lot of direct interaction and feedback with Kevin. - Sam Ponsford  


Extremely thorough with everything, the days were long but when the I.E came along, it was so easy, as we had been so well prepared. - Rob  


Sean De Boer diving
IDC Boot Camp with drill sargent Kevin Black. Be all you can be. - Sean De Boer
We don't teach people how to pass The IE. We provide high quality training on how to become one of the best instructors in the industry and how to teach to the highest standards.     By taking the time and providing the personalized attention to our candidates we are rewarded with watching them develop into true dive professionals. The Instructor Examination then becomes just another day at work. - Kevin Black, Course Director @ Kiwidiver