PADI CDTC Candidates Take Action Against Marine Debris

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24 FEBRUARY, 2017

Image of 2017 CDTC Candidates MalaysiaWhat do PADI® CDTC candidates do when they’re not in a classroom or in the pool? They help protect the ocean!

The PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC) is the highest achievable level of training within the PADI system. This week, once again, an elite group of PADI Master Instructors, from varied backgrounds and cultures, have gathered in Malaysia, after a thorough selection process, to take part in an extensive programme of developmental work and to earn the prestigious rating of PADI Course Director.

Despite a very busy schedule of workshops and presentations, and very limited opportunities to think about anything else but the training course, CDTC candidates from one particular group, the “Scuba Minions” virtual Dive Centre, did manage to find some time to conduct a beach clean-up when they visited the open water training site in Malaysia today. Appalled at the amount of plastic debris on the beach, they collected two large bin bags full of rubbish.

“It’s great to see these future dive industry leaders caring so much for the environment in which we all love to work” commented Micky Thomas, Spanish Translator at the 2017 CDTC in Malaysia.

Check out their Facebook page here: for more info on what they have been up to!

Many thanks to the Scuba Minions team from all of us at Project AWARE and best of luck with the rest of the course to all the candidates!

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