In the Undersea Journal 2nd Quarter 2013, John Piepkorn from Subsurface Fiji was recognised for his outstanding teaching and managerial skills. Here’s what Ursula Scheid (OWSI) had to say:
Jon Piepkorn [IDC staff Instructor]
I’ve had the pleasure of working at Subsurface Fiji with Jon M. Piepkorn over the last few months and I want to let PADI know about the exceptional experience I’ve had learning from him. Having come right out of my Instructor Exam at the end of February 2012, I was very nervous about my new job! I knew I needed experience, guidance and loads of support. Well, Jon met my expectations and exceeded them. I am just beginning to know that I know what I am doing. Jon has a wealth of life and diving experience which he applies to his managerial role here at Subsurface. Jon’s style is hands-on, energetic, tough but fair with a great laugh. He is straightforward in his teachings and never misses a beat regarding safety whether it be students, staff, courses, boat, dive sites, equipment or logistics! He is available, reliable and open for discussion and has never left me wondering about my decisions or abilities. He is clear in his responses and his reasoning and always makes me consider future options and alternatives. I have learned much from him, and I wanted to acknowledge him as an outstanding PADI Instructor, manager and person. – Ursula Scheid
To read the full version of the Undersea Journal 2nd Quarter, 2013, please click here.