Diving Instructor Courses on Koh Tao

PADI Course Director Marcel Van Den Berg

Marcel van den Berg PADI Course Director / EFR Instructor Trainer # 492721

“Let me introduce myself; my name is Marcel van den Berg. I’m originally from the Netherlands and have now been living in Thailand for almost a decade. In 2003, I decided to take a diving course to experience the hype that everyone was talking about. It only took me 20 minutes on my first Open Water dive to realize that you can have a fantastic career in this amazing underwater realm. From that moment on, I actively pursued my career in diving.

I hold a tremendous passion towards diving which I have been able to share with others during my teaching and turning thousands of students into divers. It didn’t take long to decide to advance in my career and I continued my education towards Course Director and Specialty Instructor Trainer. Within the first year I achieved Platinum Status from PADI and kept that until this day. Now I’m able to teach the success I had to new Instructors and I look forward to share my passion and success in Diving with you! Come and join us for your professional diving training at Sairee Cottage Diving and let me teach you an award winning program that far exceeds the minimum standards of the dive industry”

Marcel van den Berg, PADI Course Director, Sairee Cottage Diving
Koh Tao, Thailand

Marcel van den Berg Teaching Experience:

  • Taught over 4000 students over all PADI levels


    • PADI Course Director # 492721
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
    • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
    • Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer
    • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
    • Fish Page Break Identification Instructor Trainer
    • Digital Underwater Photography Trainer
    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor Trainer
    • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
    • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
    • Underwater Naturalist Instructor Trainer
    • Night Diver Instructor Trainer


  • Boat Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor
  • Project AWARE Marine Debris Conservation Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Care for Children and AED Instructor Trainer


    • Awarded many PADI Recognition of Excellence awards


  • Co-Author First Quarter 2012 Undersea Journal Project AWARE
  • PADI Member of the month April 2011
  • Co-Creator of the Project AWARE Presentation for Instructor Development 2013
  • Received multiple Project AWARE awards

Read here an interview with PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg on Koh Tao

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