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Special Advisories - Divemasters, Assistant Instructors and Instructors

 

Special Advisories - Divemaster, Assistant Instructors and Instructors

 

The following Special Notice section is designed to protect consumers against misrepresentation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the individuals listed, please contact the Quality Assurance Department.

Last Name First Name No. City Country Special Notice
 
Abdelrehim Abdelrehim   Hurgada Egypt Has not been a PADI Member since March 2005.
Abdou Amro 260049 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Acevedo, Jr. Efrain   Isabela Puerto Rico Has not been a PADI Member since 1990.
Acosta James   Fresno CA, USA Has never been a PADI Instructor.
Aizawa Hideki 823797 Fukuoka Japan Is no longer a PADI Member. 20-Sep-2012
Aksenov Vicktor 625821 Nizhny Novgorod Russia Has never been a PADI instructor, and he is not allowed to conduct PADI training.
Alcantara Franklin 242589 La Altagracia Dominican Republic Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Allway Richard 601261 Ely England Is no longer a member of PADI.
Amundsen Tom   Oslo Norway Has never been a PADI Instructor.
Anderson Dane 642376   Malta/England Has not been a PADI Member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level. 
Arrigo Edward   Sliema Malta Is not a PADI Instructor.
Assaf Jamil 615556 Beirut Lebanon Is no longer a PADI member (28 November 2005)
Astleford Robert   Kailua HI, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Avery II James 161160 Hagatna Guam, US Is no longer a PADI member (8 February 2006)
Azzouni Cal   New York NY, USA Is not a PADI Instructor and cannot conduct any PADI training.
Baccar Selim 185273 Tunis Tunisia Is no longer a PADI Member. (30 October 2008)
Bartmanovitch Robert A.   Winnipeg Canada Is not a PADI Member.
Basolius Bobby Joanes 485780 Tawau Malaysia Has not been a PADI Member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Beaulac Richard 486408   Vietnam Is not authorized to conduct PADI and EFR courses and programs.
Bernard Michael 234629 Minocqua WI, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level. 
Bianciardi Leandro     Italy Is not a PADI Member and he is not authorized to conduct any PADI courses.
Bianciardi Leonardo     Italy Has not been a PADI Member since 1998.
Boonyapaet Prusya 91169 Phuket Thailand Has not been a PADI Member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Bordie Pappy     Mauritius Is not and has never been a PADI Member.
Brooker Stephen 470966 Cairns QLD, Australia Is no longer a PADI Member.
Brooks Jeff   Fort Wayne IN, USA Is not a PADI Member and he is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Broser Di Werner 947309 Wien Austria Is no longer a PADI Member. (30 May 2013)
Buchanan Harold 160802 Newberry Park CA, USA Is not and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Budden Ian R. 464864 Burleigh Heads QLD, Australia Has never been a PADI Member.
Caputo Stefano   Cancun Mexico Has never been a PADI Instructor and he is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Cardenas Alberto     Mexico Is no longer a PADI Member.
Carranza Uribe Oscar     Mexico Is not and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Cecena Aaron     Mexico Has not been a PADI member since 2005 and cannot teach PADI courses.
Channell Ben 951772     Has not been a PADI Member since 2002
Chastan Donald J. 15722 Menomonie WI, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 1994 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Chen Steven R.   Tamuning Guam, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2001.
Cheung Bonnie 477391 Shekou China Is no longer a PADI Member.
Chilton Barry     Thailand Is no longer a PADI Member.
Christos Sarris     Greece Is not a PADI Member.
Cikikci Engin     Turkey Is not authorized to teach PADI courses.
Clements Robert J.   Montagne Curacao Is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Contreras Salvador Contreras 259392 Miami/Bahia Drake FL, USA/Costa Rica Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Cossu Alessandro 910006 San Teodoro Italy Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Cossu     Antonio 946692 Orosei-Nuoro Italy Has not been a PADI Member since 2007 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Crausaz Georges     Thailand/Switzerland Has not been a PADI Member since 1998.
Cuipka John 493394   Canada/Korea/China Is not a PADI member and not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Divemaster or act in capacity of a PADI Divemaster. 2-May-08
Da Silva Bastos Ricardo     Turks and Caicos Is not a PADI Member
De Amorin Marcos   Santo Andre Brasil Is not authorized to teach any PADI course.
Deegan Marcel 965253 Oranjestad Aruba Is no longer a PADI Member.
Deilitz Robert 929852 Berlin Germany Has not been a member since 2011 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Del Prieto Fernando   Playa del Carm Mexico Is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Diaz Matos Juan J    Higuey Dominican Republic Is not and has never been a PADI Member
Dieppa Jose 90860 Gurabo Puerto Rico Is not an authorized PADI Instructor.
Digney William 36905 Kihei HI, USA Hasn't been a PADI Member since January 2003, and he is not authorized to conduct PADI training or certify PADI divers.
Dreyer Peter J. 645176 Middleburg South Africa

PADI has recently learned that Peter J. Dreyer is contacting various PADI Retail and Resort Members, as well as individual PADI Professionals, to solicit information about their business and teaching practices, and is representing that he is doing this with PADI’s knowledge and implied consent. Please be advised that Peter J. Dreyer (formerly PADI Member #645176) is not a PADI Member as of 15 December 2011 and has never been given express or implied authority to speak or act on behalf of PADI or any employee, officer or director of the organization.

Dutton Thomas   Austin TX, USA Has not been a PADI instructor since 2004 and he is not authorized to teach PADI course.
Elliot Dwight 60730 Rochester NY, USA Is no longer a PADI Member. April 2007.
Elquemdo Paul D. 195372 Philipsburg St. Maarten Has not been a member since 2009 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Elsaid Mohammed   Egypt   Is not and has never been a PADI member.
Espinosa Ariel 489687 Cebu Philippines Has not been a member since 2007 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Evangelou John   Elounda Crete Has never been a PADI Member.
Falcon Abdiel   Doral FL, USA Has never been a PADI Member at any level and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Fawzy Safwat     Egypt Has not been a PADI Member since 2000 and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Fawzy Adel Adel Hamed (also known as 'Horus') 616391 Hurghada Egypt Is no longer a PADI Instructor. 25 August 2005
Fernandez Diego 191864 Miami & Luperon FL, USA & Dominican Republic Has not been a member since 2004 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Field Meyer   Kanehoe HI, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Fields Kevin 29170   HI, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Fisher Randy   Spokane WA, USA Has never been a PADI Member at any level and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Fisher Thomas   Port Charlotte FL, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 3 December 1990.
Foster Alfred 83128 Pattaya Thailand Has not been a member since 2010 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Foster Mike   Gold Coast QLD, Australia Is no longer a PADI Member.
Freiburghaus Francisco Javier       Terminated as of 10 September 1998. He is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Freites Everette 57415 Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands Has not been a member since 1998 and any representation by him as being a member of PADI is completely unauthorized.
Gaiennie Trey 180173 St. Antonio TX, USA Is no longer a PADI member
Garcia Cardella, Mario 155300 Sao Paulo Brazil Is not a PADI member since 2006
Garcia Cano Rafael     Mexico 18-Feb-2008, Is not a PADI Instructor and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses or programs.
Garcia Paris Luis Fernando 242196 Guadalajara Mexico Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level. 
Gary    Jean Baptiste   Mahe Seychelles Cannot teach PADI courses or conduct PADI training.
Gee Cher Chiang Cary     Singapore Has not been a PADI Member since 2000.
Geharani Ali Maosai   Istanbul Turkey Is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Gelder    Staurt   Magnetic Island Australia Is no longer a PADI Member.
Gerauer   Marcus 952271 Muelheim Germany Is not a PADI Member and cannot conduct PADI training.
Gibbs Nick 608249 Grange-O-Sands England Is no longer a PADI Member.
Gleason   Mauricio   Playa del Carm Mexico Has not been a PADI Member since 2001.
Gonzalez Juliana 250835 Taganga Columbia Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent herself as a PADI Member at any level.
Goodwin, Jr. Roy 178127 Douglas MA, US Has not been a member since 1 January 2005.
Gruber Dietmar   Puerto Vallarta Mexico Has never been a PADI Member.
Gutierrez Ernesto   Cozumel Mexico Has never been a PADI Instructor.
Guzman Francisco 154061 Caucas Puerto Rico Has never been a PADI Instructor and has not been a PADI Member since 1997.
Hale Brandon (aka Cady) 290506 Lombok Indonesia Has not been a PADI Member since 2012 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Haliman Mohni 473208 West Lombok Indonesia Is no longer a PADI Member (18 July 2013)
Hall Jeremy R. 495739 Frankston VI, Australia Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Hamm Dalton   Miami FL, USA Is not, and has never been, a PADI Member at any level
Hartleben Timothy 232181 Sachse TX, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2012 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Hassan Mohamed 614112 Hurghada Egypt Is no longer a PADI member since 2003.
Hefner Joseph 292037 Phoenix AZ, USA Is not, and has never been, a PADI Member at any level.
Helten Lars 926585 Cabo San Lucas Mexico Has not been a PADI Member since 2012 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Herry Norman 638646 Pamplemousses Mauritius Is no longer a PADI Member. (4 May 2010)
Hill Carlos     Aruba Has not been a PADI Member since 1992.
Hill Albert   Lehi UT, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Hoeffert Markus     Dominican Republic Hasn't been a PADI Member since 2002.
Hofelich   Howard (Bob)   Kailua-Kona HI, USA, Is not a PADI Member.
Holston Robert W. 4144 Key West FL, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 1990 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Holt David     USA Please note that neither David Holt, Aquastrophics nor OnlineScubaLessons.com have been PADI Members at any time. Please also note that the academic program offered by these three entities is not valid for PADI Open Water Diver referrals nor certification.
Hope David   Corralejo Fuerte Canary Island Has never been a PADI Instructor.
Hosoya Taku 824929 Kanagawa Japan Is no longer a PADI Member. (19 July 2013)
Hubbard Leah 197783 Lihue HI, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent herself as a PADI Member at any level.
Hubbard Shawn 235587 Lihue HI, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2009 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Ingram James 501967 Key Largo FL, USA Is not a PADI Member.
Jenkins Kelly 240482 Boise ID, USA Is no longer a PADI Member. 9-Apr-2009.
Jensent Carsten   Edingen Germany Is not a PADI member and cannot conduct any PADI courses.
Jessiman Hilton 602011 Umkomaas South Africa Hasn't been a PADI Member since 2003.
Johnson Stephen   Ocala FL, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Jojor Wayan   Bau Indonesia Is not a PADI Member and has never been a PADI Instructor
Ju Byung Min (Brian) 68869 Rego Park NY, USA Is no longer a PADI Member, and hasn't been authorized to conduct PADI training since 4 May 2000.
Kadlec Frederico 189887 Sao Paulo Brazil Has not been a member since 2004 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Kang Young-Choen 84832 Daegu South Korea Is no longer a PADI Member.
Kawaguchi Kazunori 818523 Echizen Japan Is no longer a PADI Member. 20-Sep-2012
Kenig Edward 639178 Bielsko-Biala Poland Is no longer a PADI member. 4-Sep-2008.
Keune Michael 160428 St Louis MI, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Kingsley Eduardo (also known as Miki) 185599 Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Is no longer a PADI member.
Kikuchi   Hajime 804576 Hagatna Guam, USA Is not a PADI Member, and cannot conduct any PADI training.
Kim Young Suk 486893 Seoul South Korea Has not been a member since 2006 and is not authorized to represent herself as a PADI Member at any level.
Kimura Yuki 237049 Chiba Japan Has not been a member since 2012 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Koch Karl     Belize Is not a PADI member and is not authorized to represent himself as such or to conduct any PADI training.
Konrad Joseph 205378     Is not a current Member and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses.
Korim Robert 612110   Cyprus Is no longer a PADI member.
Korving Ramon 231714 Willemstad Curacao Is not a PADI Member at any level since 2011.
Kuptiphongkul Lurphan 481212 Krabi Thailand Has not been a member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Kuzmicki Philippe     Thailand Is not a PADI Instructor and he is not authorized to teach PADI courses.
Laplace Turenne 977944 St. Barthelemy France Has not been a member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Lemus Alex   Playa del Carm Mexico Hasn't been a PADI Member since 2000.
Lora  Manuel  159835  Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Has not been renewed as a PADI Member since 2006 and has never been a PADI Instructor and is not authorized to conduct PADI training at any level.
Lueckenbach Ralf   Krabi Thailand His membership has been terminated.
Lyons James   St. Croix Virgin Islands Is not a PADI member and is not authorized to represent himself as such or to conduct any PADI training.
Martinez Elaine 98637   Venezuela Has never been a PADI Instructor and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses.
Martinez Oscar    Buenos Aires Argentina Is not and has never been a PADI member, and cannot represent himself as such.
Mayne Troy 108521 Beaunavista Agusan del Norte Philippines Has not been a member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
McCoy   Edward J. 46232 Sagaponack, NY, USA and Saba, Netherland Antilles Is not a PADI Member since 1994.
McGraph Robins Brasil   Porto de Galinh Brasil Is not a PADI Member.
McLaren Matthew 233677 Melbourne FL, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Melendez Garcia Marcos 81364   Colombia Has not been a PADI Member since 1997.
Mercier Tom 45273 Lake Orion MI, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Mikula Manuel 930262 Klagenfurt Austria Is not a PADI Member since 2005
Mohamed Badawy also known as Ahmed Bedouin,     Egypt. Has not been a PADI Member since 1998 and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Mohamed Moustafa 85909 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt Has not been a PADI Member since 2005 and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Monte Uldarico "Dodo" 65180   Philippines Is not a current Instructor and is not authorized to teach PADI courses.
Monthouel Raoul   Noumea, New Caledonia Is not a PADI Member since 1996.
Morehouse Edward   Middleburg FL, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 1988.
Moya Luis 67651 Cancun Mexico Is not and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Murray Thomas J 39281 Lake Dallas TX, USA, Is not now and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Mutero Lawrence 628675 Brighton England Has not been a PADI Member since 2004.
Ng Chin Kok Ivan 471125 Penang Malaysia Is not a PADI member and is not authorized to represent himself as such or to conduct any PADI training. (21 September 2012)
Norris James D.   Isla Colon Panama Has never been a PADI Member at any level.
Nulpet Patomwong   Bangkok Thailand Is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Okumura Atsushi 801288 Hyogo Japan Is no longer a PADI Member (October 2007).
Osorio Rene 161209 Bocas del Toro Panama Is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Pangalu Papa 111962 Nananu-i-ra Island Fiji Has not been a PADI Member since 2007 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level
Pangalu  Pola    Raki Raki Fiji Is not and has never been a PADI Member at any level
Parker Pandora 56717 New Bern NC, USA, Has not been a PADI Member since 1997.
Pelle Larissa 268922 Helsinki/St Petersburg Finland/Russia Is not, and has never been, a PADI Divemaster.
Pereira Eduardo (aka Scubaedo)   Fortaleza Brazil Is not a PADI Member at any level.
Phillips Mark A. 36518 Carmel IN, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI or EFR Member at any level.
Pineda Januck Robert Z. 62224 Cancun Mexico Is not a PADI Member.
Plesko Arne R. 87439 southern Florida USA Is not a PADI Member since 1995.
Popadyn Steve 201965 Courtice ON, Canada Has not been a PADI Member since 1997.
Porzycki Arthur 614626 Derawan Indonesia Is not an authorized PADI Member.
Pozo Sanchez Catalina     Mexico 18-Feb-2008, Is not a PADI Instructor and is not authorized to conduct PADI courses or programs.
Quinn   Chase   British Colombia Canada Is not and has never been a PADI Member.
Ramirez Perez   Cuauhtemoc (Temo) 57880 Cabo San Luca Mexico Is no longer a PADI Member.
Rashwan Ashraf 947368 Augsburg Germany Is no longer a PADI Member. 28-Jan-2009.
Read Johnathan 637502 Northampton England Is no longer a PADI Member
Reyna Juan   Carlos   Guayaquil Ecuador Has never been a PADI Member.
Reyna  Pere' Juan Carlos     Ecuador Is not and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Richmond Anthony "Erol"   St. Ann Jamaica Has never been a PADI Instructor.
Roberts Elvis 15471 Wichita Falls TX, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Rock Cesar   Tulum QR, Mexico Is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Rodrigues Alberto 263352 Sao Paulo Brazil Is no longer a PADI Member (21 April 2011) and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Rotellini Piero     Italy Is not and has never been a PADI Member.
Rouco Maria Iglesias 232408 Buenos Aires Argentina Is no longer a PADI Member (4 December 2007).
Russell John L. 40957 Orlando FL, USA Is no longer a PADI Member at any level. (4 October 2012)
Sabry Mohammed   Hurgada Egypt Is not and has never been a PADI Member.
Sandoub Ahmed 650897 Port Said Egypt Is no longer a Member of PADI.
Sasaki Toru 808387 Kanagawa Japan Has not been a PADI Member at any level since 2011 and is not authorized to conduct any program.
Sattler Manfred 941812 Geretsried Germany Has not been a PADI Member since 2011 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Saygi Berkin   Bodrum Turkey Has never been a PADI Instructor, is not allowed to conduct PADI training.
Schalinski Adolf "Siggi" 14266 Ludwigshafen Germany, Is not a PADI Member since 1992.
Schaeffer Rene 496550 Essen Germany Is no longer a PADI Member at any level. 14 March 2012
Schwartz  Kevin    Reno NV, USA Has not been a PADI Member since 2003, and cannot represent himself as such.
Shannon William 155362 Evans GA, USA Is no longer a PADI member as of 03-Apr-08.
Shigeoka Keisuke 807558 Chigasakishi, Kanagawa Japan Is no longer a PADI Member at any level. (12 January 2012)
Silva Wagner 161398 Brasilia Brazil Is no longer a PADI member.
Soliman Wael Omer Z. 619022   Egypt Has not been a PADI Member since 2001 and he is not authorized to conduct or teach any course.
Strader Chad Christophe     USA Is not a PADI member at any level, and is not authorize to conduct any PADI programs.
Su Serat 65771 Kusadesi Turkey Is no longer a PADI Member.
Suares Vernon 23338     Curacao Has not been a PADI Member since 1989.
Sugrez Ernesto H 202588      Canada/Cuba Is not an authorized PADI Instructor. (May also use the name Ernesto Hernandez)
Sullivan Collum 184747 Fort Lauderdale FL, USA Is no longer a PADI Member. 3-Aug-2009
Sumiarta Nyoman A. 463329 Bali Indonesia Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level. 
Takeshi Maeda 825127 Nagasaki Japan Has not been a PADI Member since 2010 and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Tamay Osman 302520 Antalya Turkey Has not been a PADI Member since 2012 and is not authorized to represent himself as a PADI Member at any level.
Tassinari Adriano       Switzerland Is not now and has never been a PADI Member.
Taylor Andrew 103481     Indonesia/Malaysia Is no longer a member of PADI.
Toda Reiji 60951 Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands USA Is no longer a PADI Member at any level and is not authorized to represent himself as such. (11 May 2012)
Ungerbock Anton 90012 Mitterbach Austria Is not a PADI Member at any level.
Vaerum Henrik       Denmark Is not and has never been a PADI Member.
Van Den Linden Henk 948885 Dirksland The Netherlands Is no longer a PADI Member at any level and is not authorized to represent himself as such. (29 July 2005)
Van Frank   Roger 25956 Oxford OH, USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Vardakas George 627373 Athens Greece Is not a PADI Member at any level.

Vasquez

Hector

188285

Higuey Altagracia

Dominican Republic

Is not and has never been a PADI Instructor

Vega Ferrer

Ana Maria 191426 Guadalajara Mexico Has not been a PADI Member since 2007 and is not authorized to represent herself as a PADI Member at any level.
Viana Carlos 41766    Aruba Is not a PADI Member.
Vica Ahmed also known as Ahmed Dawi      Egypt Is not a PADI Member and is not authorized to conduct PADI training.
Vidal    Vitor   Espirito Santo Brazil Is no longer a PADI Member since January 2003.
Weber   Hubert 49201 Jacksonville FL, USA Has not been a PADI Member since August 1998.
Welch Christopher 184907 Ocho-Rios Jamaica Is no longer a PADI Member.  04-Sep-08
Williams Lorenzo      NJ, USA Is not a PADI Member and has never been a PADI Instructor.
Williamson William 903546      Has not been a PADI Member since 1996.
Wilson   Derick 253848 Elfers FL USA Is no longer a PADI Member.
Yamamoto   Kakeru(Bok Dong Lee)   Nagano Japan Is no longer a PADI Member.
Yerian Thomas 176651 Marathon FL, USA Is no longer a PADI member.
Yiu   Dave 90335   Singapore Is no longer a PADI Member. 25 August 2005
Zagoritis   Chris 625692 Athens Greece Is not authorized to conduct any PADI training.
Zuniga    Dario Leon     Colombia Is not authorized to conduct PADI training.

 

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