Although most of you talk regularly with your PADI Regional Manager, have you ever wanted to know more about them? We asked each of our PADI Regional Managers to answer some questions to help you get to know them a little better.
Chris Hailey – NZ & Fiji
Name: Chris Hailey
Region: New Zealand & Fiji – Region 22
OW Cert Location: Phuket
Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 8 years
Bucket List Dive Site: Galapagos and Socorro
Highest PADI Rating: Dive Against Debris Instructor Trainer
What do you love most about diving?: The beauty of a special place that few people have seen and then sharing that beauty with the world through photos and video.
Hans Ullrich – NT, QLD, PNG & Pacific Islands
Name: Hans Ullrich
Region: QLD, NT, PNG, Pacific Islands & French Polynesia – Region 23
OW Cert Location: Aruba
Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 29 years
Bucket List Dive Site: Freediving with Great Whites
Highest PADI Rating: Course Director
What do you love most about diving?: Your interaction with nature and the marine wildlife.
Damian Jones – NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA & TAS
Name: Damian Jones
Region: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA & TAS – Region 24
OW Cert Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Number of Years Working in the Dive Industry: 18 years
Bucket List Dive Site: Sardine Run, South Africa.
Highest PADI Rating: Course Director / Examiner
What do you love most about diving?: Seeing the big fish