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Darren McNamara PADI Course Director
  • PADI Course Director

  • EFR Instructor Trainer

  • DSAT Tech Instructor

  • PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer

  • ASSET Equipment Technician

  • 4000+ Logged Dives

Darren McNamara

PADI Course Director

Darren heads up the team at Scuba Courses, his light-hearted approach to diver training has proven to be extremely successful in creating a relaxed atmosphere; aiding knowledge retention and ensuring the best performance from students.

Darren takes his own education and further training seriously though and has achieved PADI Course Director accreditation, the highest ranking that a PADI professional can attain. His ethos is that you never stop learning and adapting and strives to be at the cutting edge as diving methods evolve.


Darren has been diving since 1996, with his log-book entries running into several thousand dives from all around the world. He began teaching Scuba in 2002 and has an immense wealth of knowledge and experience, having taught hundreds of divers from PADI Discover Scuba all the way to PADI Staff Instructor levels.

Darren is driven by the success of his students and thrives on teaching instructor candidates to become great diving Instructors who will then go on to change the lives for all of their students.


Darren holds numerous certifications including EFR Instructor Trainer, A.S.S.E.T equipment technician, PADI DSAT Tec Deep Instructor, PADI Rebreather Instructor and many PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer ratings

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