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Ash McKnight is only one of a handful of PADI Course Directors that dedicate themselves 100% to Instructor Development. In other words, this is Ash's only job, working exclusively with the professional level training programs. Over the last 15 years of being a dive professional, Ash has trained thousands of PADI Divers and Instructors that are working all over the world. Besides conducting seven IDC's in Caymans yearly, he also conducts pro training in the Dominican Republic and is also involved in cold water IDC programs in Pennsylvania , USA .


One of the things that Ash is most proud of is the fact that every single graduate of his programs have been able to find suitable employment after graduation. His vast amount of experience in the dive industry has allowed him to network with potential employers throughout the Caribbean from small operators to all inclusive resorts, liveaboards and the cruise ship industry. He's even got a few former candidates that are working on mega yachts! A job that he wishes he had himself sometimes!


Over the years many instructors that have decided to carry on with their continuing diver's education and work their way up to Course Director Level have staffed Ash's IDC programs. In fact, every student that Ash has recommended to PADI to be accepted into their Course Directors programs have been accepted, a testament on its own of the professional level of training that he provides since only about 70 candidates a year world wide are accepted into this program.


As a PADI Course Director Ash can offer you DAN Instructor Trainer, EFR Instructor Trainer, and a choice of 20 specialties to choose from. He is also a volunteer with the “Oceans For Youth” programs and run various programs in conjunction with the “Central Caribbean Marine Institute” located in Little Caymans. You can contact Ash by emailing him at  or phone 345-925-9092


Listen to what some of Ash's graduates have to say!

“The entire staff made my IDC a wonderful experience. I felt confident as any one could going into my IE. I would recommend this program to anyone serious about becoming an instructor.”


“Overall I found the IDC experience extremely satisfying and educational. Ash brings a tremendous amount of experience to the classroom, both in the business of diving and personal observations of having been heavily involved with the diving industry.”


“After becoming a staff instructor at another location then working with Ash on his IDC programs, it became very clear how much more energy is in his classes. He won't just let you go on with passing grades but will work with you making sure that you have it all down before moving on to other topics.”


“Ash, I was blown away with all of your specialties instructor programs that you taught me. If I can go away and just implement half of the ideas that you gave to us, then I know that I will be well on my way of being successful in the dive industry.”




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