A little bit about me..

I started diving in 1995 aged 12 and knew instantly I had to teach people to dive. I wanted them to experience the same thrill and emotion of the underwater the way I had. As soon as I reached 18 I left the UK for Dahab, Egypt to complete my Divemaster and Instructor programs. Within 3 years I became a PADI Master Instructor having issued over 400 Certifications. Egypt was where I met Tom Steiner (who went on to train me as a Technical Diving Instructor in early 2000) and it was at that time I developed a passion for teaching with a constant strive for perfection.

Keeping my self as one of the busiest instructors in diving you can find me teaching almost every day in various worldwide destinations I have taught in among others, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, Italy, UAE, USA, Germany, Croatia, Holland, Spain, Maldives, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mozambique, Dominican Republic and more. My passion is teaching, passing on knowledge & skills in recreational, technical, sidemount and closed circuit rebreather, both at user and instructor / instructor trainer and trainer trainer level. I want to constantly raise the bar of scuba diving, challenge old perceptions and philosophies to make exceptional thinking divers and dive professionals.

Having been around the water my entire life, it was natural my other career would somehow be connected to the sea, after a sold foundation in project management, process design and delivery from Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, I took naturally to leading tasks, managing staff and delivering a high end product on budget, on time and with exceptional quality. In Yacht management I found a task that suited me, it had to be perfect, it had to be on time and it was technically and logistically demanding.

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Contact Details

Adam Wood
Nottingham, England
UK - +44 (0) 7855 719 8907
TUR - +90 (0) 544-697 3051
UAE - +971 56 392 5043
USA - +1 (305) 989-7026
woody.owsi@me.com

Work

Royal Holdings AS

Project Manager / Asset Manger / Private Scuba Instructor 2014 - Present

Working directly for the owner of Royal Holdings (Turkey) as a private diving instructor during his vacations and time off. Primary role as manager of the owners private assets in Bodrum Turkey (2 Super Yachts 45m & 32m plus 6 other water craft, 1 Challenger 300 Private Jet, 13 Private motor vehicles, 3 residences and a total of 27 staff) day to day management duties as well as Charter of the yachts, with all guest related duties. During the 2015 winter season a total Refit of 45m Super Yacht, preparation for owners arrival, working with the captains for passage planning, provisioning, maintenance, the implementation of DeepBlue Yacht management software to assist the team with accounting, ISM, MLC requirements, working hours management, charter and guest management. Completing Routine and owner defined upgrade and maintenance of properties, aircraft & vehicles. Organisation of the owners security and travel arrangements to and from various countries around the world. Preparation and organisation for VIP luxury dive trips to many countries. Finally acting as owner representative and project manager for design, construction and delivery of 80m SuperYacht (6 Decades), from the conceptual stage all the way through to production, naval architecture calculations, GA, Interior and Exterior design, class and flag negotiators and contracting, supplier procurement negations and contracting.

Scuba Schools International - SSI

Global Technical Training Director 2014 - 2015

Head of Technical Diving for Scuba Schools International world wide, including designing and developing a full range of technical CCR, Over Head Environment and Open Circuit programs. Responsibility to define the direction for technical diving with SSI and make the gap between recreational and technical smaller. Training instructors, instructor trainers, franchise owners and area managers, working with dive centres across the globe to develop business, Technical Scuba Equipment design for SSI's parent company Mares and the HTM Group.

Divemaster Scuba Limited

Director / Owner 2010 - Present

Building from the ground up the one of the UK’s highest certifying recreational dive centres (highest in 2013), teaching at all levels up to instructor. Managing 4 full time staff and 22 part time instructors and their training requirements. Running a full retail store including, POS and store branding, ordering and stock requirements, carrying out detailed trend and sales analysis. PAYE, Book Keeping, VAT and Tax preparations. Operation of a servicing and repair centre for all major bands of dive related equipment. Marketing of courses and services through various channels including Web, APP, Social Media and direct marketing.

BBC Worldwide

Dive Supervisor / Training Consultant 2013 - 2015

Working with the BBC Shark, BBC Atlantic and BBC Oceans dive teams to train and supervise scuba activities in the UK and remote locations around the world. This includes both on screen and off screen work. Preparation of kit lists, advanced dive planning, remote location emergency planning, logistics and kit preparation, monitoring of divers both in and out of the water.

Leaderflush Shapland

Project Manager 2005 - 2010

Project lead and management from conception through delivery and handover of blue chip building projects, including the PPP Scottish schools building projects. Communicating and negotiating with site personnel, suppliers and sub-contract organisations. Working with Clients to adequately assess needs and provision for meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Meeting with architects, reading and interpreting drawings, assessing and allocation of personnel hours and labor requirements.

Divemaster

Redsea Relax Resort - Egypt 2007

All roles of an active PADI Divemaster from Dive Centre preparation and cylinder filling to guiding dives and assisting student divers in training. Logistics and First Aid.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK

Projects Engineer 2003 - 2005

To support and guide the smooth transition between existing and new manufacturing products, Enhance quality and productivity in new vehicle preparation and launch. To assess and improve current equipment, projects and manufacturing operations "Kaizen". Maximizing the effectiveness of tooling , materials and automated equipment. Installation, training and production support of new machinery and equipment. Design and implementation of new processes and improvement of existing processes. Devising and writing systems to effectively manage production process parameters. Devising machine instruction documentation. Ensuring effective written and verbal communication between production and engineering groups. Sourcing, liaising with and managing contractors and suppliers. Organising, overseeing and final confirmation of on-site installations. Working effectively as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

education

Computeach International

2004 - 2006

CISCO CCNA Microsoft MCSA – Networking and Network Infrastructure and Architecture.

New College Nottingham

2007

City and Guilds Level 2 Computer Networking
City and Guilds level 3 Flash and Multimedia

Djanogly City Technologly College

1994 - 2001

2 x A Level Information Technology – Distinction
2 x A Level Engineering – Pass
A Level Performing Arts – Grade B
GCSE (Grade C or above) – Math, English, Physics, Chemistry, Design Graphics, Electronics, Information Technology

Certifications

SSI / PADI / BSAC / TDI — Scuba Instructor
SSI International Training Director Recreational
SSI International Training Director Technical
SSI International Training Director CCR
SSI XR Hypoxic Instructor Trainer
SSI XR Technical Wreck Instructor Trainer
SSI CCR Instructor Trainer
SSI Recreational Instructor Trainer
SSI Recreational CCR Instructor Trainer
SSI Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Trainer
SSI Full Cave Diving Instructor Trainer
SSI Cave DPV Instructor Trainer
SSI Technical DPV Instructor Trainer
React Right First Aid Instructor Trainer
SSI Master Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
SSI XR Hypoxic Trimix Instructor
PADI TEC Deep Instructor
TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor
TDI Air Diluent CCR Instructor - Inspiration, JJ-CCR, Poseiodn CCR
TDI Air Diluent Decompression CCR Instructor - Inspiration, JJ-CCR, Poseiodn CCR
TDI Helitrox Diluent CCR Instructor - Inspiration, JJ-CCR, Poseiodn CCR
TDI Mixed Gas Diluent CCR Instructor - Inspiration, JJ-CCR, Poseiodn CCR
TDI Advanced Mixed Gas Diluent CCR Instructor - Inspiration, JJ-CCR, Poseiodn CCR
BSAC Open Water Scuba Instructor
PADI Technical Sidemount Instructor
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Instructor
SSI Instructor Trainer for all Specialities
SSI / PADI Deep Instructor
SSI / PADI Ice Diving Instructor
SSI / PADI Wreck Instructor
SSI / PADI Boat Instructor
SSI / PADI Equipment Instructor
SSI / PADI Nitrox Instructor
SSI / PADI Dry Suit Instructor
SSI / PADI Naturalist Instructor
SSI / PADI Sidemount Instructor
SSI / PADI Drift Instructor
SSI Science of Diving Instructor
SSI Waves Tides and Currents Instructor
SSI / PADI Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
SSI Medic First Aid Instructor
SSI / PADI Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
SSI Snorkelling Instructor
SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Instructor
SSI Scuba Rangers Instructor Trainer
PADI Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor
DSAT Tec Trimix Gas Blender Instructor
PADI DPV Instructor
PADI Seal Team Instructor
EFR Instructor
HSE First Aid At Work Instructor
Service Technician for all major brands - Apeks, Aqualung, Poseidon, Oceanic, Mares, Atomic and others
CCR Service Technician for - Poseidon, Hollis, AP Diving.

  • Total Dives c.4500
  • Recreational Students Certified 1775
  • technical students certified 595
  • Professional certifications 657
  • Students while head of Divemaster Scuba 3174
  • Max Depth OC -145m
  • max depth CC - 133m
  • Longest Dive 480min
  • Total CCR Hours c.1800

Client Testimonials

  • So much experience gained.... like my driving test... failed twice but learnt so much more through failing. Xxxxx im so pleased Adam Wood made me keep aiming higher to achieve perfection. Xxxx thank you Adam.

    Toni Douthwaite
  • Adams dedication to perfection is so inspiring, he is a constant professional. During my ITC I learned so much, even at times when it was feeling hard, Adam made me feel like I could achieve anything. Im so happy i am an instructor now. I will not let him down.

    Ross Gammon
  • I was so stoked to complete my Hypoxic Trimix Instructor and XR Instructor Trainer Programs with Adam. His knowledge and skill in the water are second to none. His teaching style made me raise my game and achieve something awesome. Thank you.

    James Taylor

Get In Touch.

I can be anywhere in the world at any point, however I always try to respond to messages within a few hours. Use the contact form here or drop me a Whatsapp, SMS or Call. Im looking forward to hearing from you....

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