The PADI Member of the Month award is a worldwide program that recognises one PADI Professional Member each month for their dedication and success.
This month’s member is Jack McGuinness. Jack is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer who recently spent 6 months working in Fiji. Check out what his boss Gary had to say:
Reason for Nomination:
My name is Gary Griffin – Owner/Operator of Diveaway Fiji, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, here on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, Fiji Islands.
During the last 6 months, we have been extremely fortunate to have had Jack McGuinness working for us.
In my 25 years of diving, he is by far the best Instructor I have seen. He excels in all attributes that define a PADI Instructor. He is patient, friendly, has a deep passion for diving and he has a unique ability of passing on this passion to all would-be and potential divers. His work ethic is beyond even my own (and trust me when I say, that is really saying something) and his enthusiasm for adventure just exudes from him.
On a professional level, his knowledge of PADI standards is second to none (future Course Director without a doubt). His selling capabilities are obvious in his certification records and the continuing growing success of Diveaway Fiji, his knowledge of resort structures and business requirements is extraordinary and his ability to transition into different cultures has to be seen to be believed. And to top all of this off, he is a really nice guy!
Jack McGuinness is truly an Instructor’s Instructor.
Nominated by Gary Griffin
It is outstanding members like Jack who keep the PADI organisation at the forefront of diver education and customer service. If you would like to nominate a PADI member for recognition please contact by email your local PADI office.