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Ute Welcker, PADI Course Director #913202
PADI Pro for over 20 years

Ute has been a Course Director since August 1999 when she did her CDTC in Newport Beach, CA, USA.

She started diving in 1991 during a holiday on Sri Lanka. She continued with the rest of the courses back home in Germany, where she started working as PADI Divemaster in 1994. She gained her instructor level in April 1995 on Kuredu, Maldives and then continued working for the same dive center close to Munich until 1997.

During her career within the diving industry in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Thailand, Egypt, Indonesia and the Maldives Ute has successfully trained more than 3.900 divers in all different diving environments & levels.

She has been living on Phuket, Thailand for three years (1997-1999) working for the PADI Career Development Center "Dive Asia" as a training manager.

In the year 2000 she moved to Lombok, Indonesia to work for "Dream Divers" running their IDC Center on Gili Trawangan for another three years as a base leader. As a Course Director, she wants to share her extensive training experience with the new generation of diving instructors.

For more than sixteen years Ute's IDCs have been very popular due to their relaxed atmosphere and the high level of professionalism.

Since 2002 she is fulltime working as PADI Course Director teaching instructor programs in several countries under all kind of different dive conditions. Therefor her programs offer a lot of experience of the global diving industry and practical and suggestions to the future diving instructors. The network of diving centers used for the courses is also profitable for job placement right after the IDC/IE. Her friendly, supportive and open way of guiding people through the course gave her already the respect of many candidates. So far already more than 2.800 candidates achieved their instructor level with her.

Ute has been receiving honors from PADI for her outstanding performance in conducting IDCs, like "Recognition of outstanding performance and support conducting Instructor Development Programs", and has been awarded in Frequent Trainer Status since 2005. She is trained as a Handicapped Instructor of IDDA (# DE10672012) since April 2012. In July 2013 she became as well one of 24 worldwide official RAZOR Instructors. (# 0015)

In technical diving she offers courses like Tec 40 - 50, Tec Sidemount, as well as the instructor level courses Tec Instructor, Tec Deep Instructor and Tec Sidemount Instructor.
She is certified herself as CCR Evolution Air Diluent Decompression Diver (# 548170 SDI/TDI), SF2 eCCR Air Diluent Sidemount Deco Diver (#133), Tec Rec Full Trimix Diver as well as Full Cave Diver (#171558 IANTD and Go Side Mount).

Top 50 PADI Course Director in the World

She has achieved PADI's Frequent Trainer Program for Course Directors GOLD in 2005 and PLATINUM in ten consecutive years from 2006 to 2015, which puts her among the top 50 PADI Course Directors in the world.

In December 2010 she was even awarded with the title PADI Professional Member of the Month.

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