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Action Scuba Montreal`s Gary Davis Achieves the Highest Rank in Scuba Diving as a PADI Course Director

Gary O Davis, owner of Action Scuba, has now joined an exclusive group of PADI professionals qualified to teach new scuba diving instructors and now leads PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) training programs throughout the year.


Montreal, Quebec (July, 2012): Action Scuba owner Gary Davis has become a PADI Course Director following the recent PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC) held in the Dominican Republic. He is now a PADI instructor trainer, able to conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC) and continuing education training for all dive professionals.

The rank of PADI Course Director is the highest and most respected rating in recreational scuba diving, and is awarded to a select number of highly qualified and elite PADI scuba diving instructors who possess a wealth of scuba diving experience, knowledge and skills. 

Course Director candidates must pass an extensive screening process in order to be accepted into the demanding and extensive CDTC program, following a careful examination of their teaching record, training and expertise.   Only the best instructors from around the world are selected for this exclusive program, and less than 80 new PADI Course Directors are named annually around the world.

With his latest achievement Action Scuba`s Gary Davis cements his position as one of the top scuba diving professionals in Canada. Gary has personally certified over 800 scuba divers in a career that spans many years, and is also a technical diving instructor (PADI TecRec & TDI) and EFR instructor, as well as an accomplished boat captain, scuba equipment service technician, underwater photographer and sailing instructor. He is also the owner and manager of Action Scuba, one of Montreal`s fastest growing dive centres.

Gary also recently completed the first PADI Rebreather and Tec40 CCR instructor course in Canada, and is now certified to teach both recreational and technical diving courses for rebreather divers.

Action Scuba, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre located in Montreal`s West Island, now has two dedicated PADI Course Directors on staff offering PADI professional programs, including Instructor Development Courses (IDC), Divemaster courses, and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) courses, throughout the year.

Gary will also continue to offer personalised mentoring and coaching programs to new dive professionals and instructor candidates wishing to follow in his footsteps.


About Action Scuba

Action Scuba ( is a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre and dive shop located in Pointe Claire, Quebec, which has been serving water-loving Montrealers since 1997. As underwater experts they offer training and certification for all levels of divers, from beginners through to specialist technical divers or dive professionals. Action Scuba carries a large inventory of scuba and snorkeling equipment for purchase and rental at their full service dive shop. They also organize travel to dive destinations around the world and offer regular local diving excursions on their own dive boat.

About PADI

PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization, with more than 40 years experience, over 135,000 professionals, and more than 6000 dive centres worldwide.


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