Reef Oasis Dive Club

Kai Steinbeck - PADI Platinum Course Director

Kai Steinbeck is a PADI member for over 25 years and a Platinum Course Director. What does that mean? That means that PADI has recognized Kai’s teaching and training to be at the level where they have awarded him with the highest rating a PADI Course Director can achieve.


Why become a PADI Instructor with Kai?

PADI Instructor Exam pass guarantee : We back our training and believe that we will get you ready for the PADI IE to pass with ease. If you have followed the program and done all the required learning and for some reason have a bad day on the day of the PADI IE and fail we will pay for your next Instructor Exam.

Get better qualified than the rest : As part of your PADI IDC we include the training for the Wreck, Deep, Nitrox and Oxygen provider specialty instructor ratings. What that means is that when you graduate you will also be able to teach these specialties, making you more employable and on your way to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. (There is a $120 application fee for each specialty payable to PADI if you want to take advantage of this offer)

Introduction to Freediving : As part of your PADI IDC at Reef Oasis Viva Dominicus we include an introduction to Freediving to introduce you to this incredible part of the industry and one that you should be a part of as an instructor as the growth in this part of the industry is sky rocketing.

Get real life teaching experience : Once you have graduated and are renewed and insured as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you can team teach your first course with one of our experienced dive instructors mentoring you through the course. You get your first student certifications and get real life teaching experience.

Exclusive access to theory eLearning : developed by our PADI Course Director Kai Steinbeck to help you prepare before the IDC begins. You will also have access to a marine life knowledge eLearning course specifically designed for scuba dive instructors to increase your knowledge of the marine environment.

Here is what the IDC with KAI is offering you so that you can really be a “better” instructor:

  -  Instructor Exam pass guarantee

  -  German and Spanish language assistance

  -  Marine life knowledge course

  - Nitrox instructor speciality (application fee not included)

  - Quality over quantity

  - Access to exclusive videos to prepare before you start

  - Access to exclusive study materials

  - Start anytime with e-Learning

  - IE assistance


Diving History

My diving career started when I was 16 years old in the Dominican Republic. Ever since I took my first breaths underwater I was mesmerized by the beauty of the marine environment. I've made the dive industry my career in 1994 when I became a PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor in Australia.

I have worked in the Caribbean, Indonesia, Costa Rica and all along the ribbon reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and the coral sea in Australia. I became a PADI Divemaster in 1992 and an Openwater Scuba Instructor in 1994 here in Australia and worked as a course instructor for many years teaching open water, advanced, rescue and Divemaster programs in Cairns. Over time I became a trip director on live aboard dive vessels and then became a skipper.

As I progressed through my diving career I held positions as international marketing manager,  and as Marine Operations Manager. My passion for teaching scuba diving was always there and so I became a PADI Course Director . In 2021 I was awarded the PADI Platinum Course Director status.

I truly love teaching and my years of experience in the dive industry gives a me great foundational knowledge and experience to pass onto my students, not only in diving, but also marine life knowledge, marine conservation as well as business solutions for managing dive companies.

I have made a living from the ocean and it is important to me to give back as well. As part of my IDC programs I donate $50 on behalf of my students back to marine conservation organizations.

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