Mermaids Dive Center is delighted to announce the appointment of PADI Course Director, Morihiko Saito June 2014.
Born in Yokohoma, Japan in 1980, Mori started to dive at the age of 20, even though he didn’t know how to swim. He was certified as a PADI Divemaster in 2002 and diving changed his life so much he wanted to experience every aspect of his passion and a became a PADI Instructor in 2004. Mori carries on this passion and loves to share this with his students and fellow divers, now at Mermaids.
Mori not only became a PADI Course Director in 2013, he is also the only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand.
He has dived extensively in Thailand and also Australia, amongst other destinations. Mori was a travel agent and Magazine Editor before taking up scuba diving as a full time career.
Mori joins Mermaids Dive Center on 11th June 2014 and brings the Education Standards to an all new high with 3 PADI Course Directors on the team, with Russell Martin covering the English Market and Sanya Lohitnavy teaching in Thai. Mori is an Instructor Trainer in many specialties including Enriched Air, Deep and Wreck.
Sheena Walls, General Manager of Mermaids Dive Center said, “We are excited to have Mori as a member of our team. Japanese divers are a huge part of the Mermaids family and he will be able to continue their diving education and experiences in their own language”.
With so many Japanese divers coming to these shores Mori won’t be the only Japanese PADI Course Director in Thailand for very long. Maybe we’ll help to train the next Japanese CD professional on their journey.
With Mori’s CD appointment this lets Japanese divers wishing to become instructors the professional resource here in Thailand to achieve this. Check out the professional instructor training at Mermaids.