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Dirk Späth PADI Instructor

Dirk Späth PADI Instructor
Uppaveli
Sri Lanka
Tel: +90 5396432082
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4.96 / 5

based on 53 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor to a friend




About Dirk Späth PADI Instructor

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

Teaching in English and German

Specialties (10):
Deep · Wreck · Peak Performance Buoyancy
Night · UW Navigation · Search & Recovery
Enriched Air/Nitrox · Emergency O2 Provider
Equipment Specialist · Project AWARE


Languages

English, German, Spanish (basic), French (basic), Turkish (basic), Russian (basic)


Affiliations

PADI


Services

Guided dive tours, Boat diving, Shore diving, Dive training, Travel booking service, Diver certifications, Scuba Translations English → German


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Dirk Späth PADI Instructor

Uppaveli

Sri Lanka

Until 15th July 2018

Contact Dirk Späth PADI Instructor

Dirk Späth PADI Instructor
Uppaveli
Sri Lanka


Dirk Späth
Tel: +90 5396432082


http://www.better-diving.com
Blog: http://www.besser-tauchen.com

from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

written on Jun 05, 2018

Added Jun 06, 2018

5/5 stars

Amazing first diving experience

I'm very lucky to have my first diving experience with Dirk. He is a very experienced diving instructor. As I'm a very anxious person, I got anxious easily under the water when the ways to stay alive was contrary to our instinct. However, Dirk patiently guided me to stay calm while learning the new skills. He also allowed me to take the time as long as I need to calm myself down. When I was able to perform a skill, Dirk gave me positive encouragement which allowed me to gain confidence and strike to do better and better. Meanwhile, it was very bad condition with big current and low visibility during my open water diving. Dirk was really very experienced that he knew how to deal with my panic. There were a few times that I was so nervous and I accelerated too fast, Dirk managed to pull my legs and slow me down. I really like Dirk's teaching style. During my open water diving, I was always under his supervision while also given enough authority to explore the under water world as a new diver. He also treats me with a lot of respect. As I was traveling alone, I really appreciated it very much that I got to learn a new skill and enjoy this experience with a gentleman. Thank you Dirk for giving me a very good first diving experience, I would definitely continue to dive.

2 people found this review helpful

Jun would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jun

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20
Interests  :  Free diving

from Singapore

written on Jun 02, 2018

Added Jun 02, 2018

5/5 stars

Dirk, easily the best!

Hi,
finally had the guts and time to try diving. Couldn’t have gotten a better teacher. Dirk is excellent. Why? Because, he not only made it a safe environment, but also a fun experience. Patient, meticulous, and encouraging - never once did I feel foolish when all I could was fall over and over when the waves in Hikkaduwa got too strong. He made sure that all the boxes got ticked!
I’d recommend him anytime. And look forward to diving with him again.

1 person found this review helpful

Tracy would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Tracy

Gender : Female
Age : 40-49
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

from Berlin

written on Feb 01, 2018

Added Feb 01, 2018

5/5 stars

Super Tauchgänge mit A. J. DIRK

Ich kann Dirk als Tauchlehrer nur empfehlen!!! Er ist ruhig, nimmt sich Zeit, erklärt es auch mehrmals wenn es erforderlich ist. Ich hab den Open Water sowie auch den Advanced bei Ihm in Sri Lanka gemacht. Danke Dirk, für die super schöne Zeit. Hat echt spass gemacht. LG Micha aus Berlin

3 people found this review helpful

Micha would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Micha

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20

from Wettingen Schweiz

written on Jan 18, 2017 in Muttenz, Switzerland

Added Jan 18, 2017

5/5 stars

Very competent, best diving education that's also fun

Dirk has trained course my son and me at the PADI and OWD in Kas, Turkey. We had an intensive program with dives, learning and control tests and have made together good progress. While not everything right off the bat we have succeeded of course but Dirk has patiently encouraged us and asked. We felt safe in the underwater world with it and the instruction above and under water was very easy to understand. Dirk is a very good diver and instructor. We appreciated the time together and enjoyed! It has been fun!

2 people found this review helpful

Beat Suter would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Beat Suter

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50

from Wunstorf

written on Nov 10, 2016

Added Nov 10, 2016

5/5 stars

souverän - ruhig - kompetent

Dirk hat mir durch seine souveräne, ruhige und kompetente Art noch mehr Spass am tauchen vermittelt.
Empfehlenswert!!! Ich wünsche Ihm für seine Zukunft das Beste, immer genügend Luft, tolle Tauchgebiete und nette Leute/Gleichgesinnte!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Petra S would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Petra S

Gender : Female
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50
Interests  :  Wreck diving

from Aachen

written on Oct 28, 2016

Added Oct 28, 2016

5/5 stars

Kas, August und Oktober 2016 - wie immer hervorragende Ausbildung durch Dirk

Auch in diesem Urlaub hat mich Dirk weiter ausgebildet. Nach OWD, AOWD, Nitrox und Rescue Diver, war in diesem Urlaub das Specialty Deep Diver dran. Wie immer war die Ausbildung ausgesprochen gründlich und sorgfältig, so dass ich mich nun auch in größerer Tiefe sicher fühle und mit den Risiken vertraut bin.
Unsere Tochter hat er in diesem Jahr zum Dive Master ausgebildet und unser Sohn absolvierte den AOWD, Nitrox und Deep Diver.
Dirk zeichnet insbesondere seine geduldige und freundliche Art aus, ebenso wie seine Fähigkeit sich jeweils auf seine Schülerin bzw. Schüler, gleich welchen Alters, individuell einstellen zu können. Ich kann Dirk als Tauchlehrer nur jedem empfehlen, daher volle Punktzahl.

2 people found this review helpful

Wolfgang B would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Wolfgang B

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100

from Berlin

written on Oct 20, 2016

Added Oct 20, 2016

5/5 stars

Great instructor!

Dirk was the instructor in my AOWD course and I can only recommend him. Besides being super nice, he was also very patient and explained the content of the course in detail and clarified all my doubts. I hope to dive again with him in the future!

2 people found this review helpful

Mariane T would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Mariane T

Gender : Female
Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Wreck diving

written on Oct 13, 2016

Added Oct 13, 2016

4/5 stars

Einfach toll

Würde jeden Kurs bei dir machen hoffe wir sehen uns wieder in einem anderen land und tauchen gemeinsam wieder

1 person found this review helpful

Andreas Betschart would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Andreas Betschart

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 21-50

from Berlin

written on Oct 04, 2016

Added Oct 04, 2016

5/5 stars

Ein Instruktor mit sehr viel Geduld und sehr guter Tauchlehrer

Ich kenne Dirk nun seit 3 Jahren. Habe mit Ihm als Instruktor die Kurse AOWD und den Deep Diver durchgeführt. Dirk nimmt sich immer Zeit um Fragen und Probleme zu beantworten bzw. zu klären. Ich würde bei ihm jederzeit weitere Tauchgänge und Kurse absolvieren. Ich fühle mich immer sicherer beim Tauchen und das ist unter anderem ihm zu Verdanken!

1 person found this review helpful

Heike S would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Heike S

Gender : Female
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving

from Buchs SG

written on Sep 05, 2016 Switzerland

Added Sep 05, 2016

5/5 stars

TIP!

At Dirk, you realize that he's alive the enthusiasm of his profession. His motto "A day without diving is a lost day" he lives and infects other Tauchgäste with this joy in his profession. A dive guide in which you feel upper as well as very good hands under water every minute. In the course of our training to the Rescue Diver, Dirk turned out to be very, very knowledgeable, patient but still challenging, but never to leave the fun of diving out of eight. I can speak only the maximum rating to Dirk, because there's nothing that I could criticize him. We are happy to see him again and wish him only the best! Julia, Elisa, Eloise & Jürgen

1 person found this review helpful

Jürgen H would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Jürgen H

Gender : Male
Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300

from Hallau

written on Aug 31, 2016

Added Aug 31, 2016

5/5 stars

In guten Händen...

Ich habe Dirk schon zwei Mal als einen sehr kompetenten Tauchlehrer erfahren dürfen: Ich habe ihm das Tauchen zum grossen Teil zu verdanken. Unser letzter Kurs war der Resuce Diver und EFR, in welchem er wieder mal sein grosses Fachwissen zeigte. Er verband alles: Spass, Spiel und Lernen - alles innerhalb des Tauchens. Dirk darf man ohne Zweifel getrost weiterempfehlen!

Patrick F would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Patrick F

Gender : Male
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Wreck diving

from Hallau

written on Aug 29, 2016 in Solothurn, Switzerland

Added Aug 29, 2016

4/5 stars

Competent and constructive

After the AOWD a year on Dirk we have decided now, the Rescue Diver this year - with good 140 TG mittlerweile-again with him in Kas, to make Turkey. We already knew the Likya-diving dive and have found a trustworthy, patient and knowledgeable instructors Dirk, who brought us also on hot (fake-) scenarios, without having to take us the joy of diving or confidence in our abilities. We first response also benefited by his knowledge - including practice - for the obligatory emergency. Dirk is characterized as a very pleasant instructor, who needs itself not scene to put in and keeps diving in focus. The fun was of course also not too short; We enjoyed Dirk full attention and had an open ear for our questions and objections sets. And if anything the first time not worked was also no big deal and was repeated after a helpful explanation, until the necessary measures have been properly exercised. We can recommend so safely Dirk as trusting, solid instructors.

Phyllis � would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Phyllis �

Gender : Female
Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  :  Photography, Cave diving, Wreck diving, Ice diving

from Rostock

written on Aug 17, 2016 in Bonn, Germany

Added Aug 17, 2016

5/5 stars

Great, we have made the AOWD when Dirk

The AOWD wasn't planned despite our 80 TG. But with Dirk we did then but the AOWD. He has just broadcast a very large experience, expertise and the necessary rest. We were able to gain but a lot of new experiences, correct mistakes especially in the peak performance buoyancy. Simply super.

Heike W would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Heike W

Gender : Female
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100
Interests  :  Cave diving, Wreck diving

from Aachen

written on Aug 13, 2016 in Cologne, Germany

Added Aug 13, 2016

5/5 stars

Excellent instructor to recommend unreservedly

Did this holiday when Dirk the Rescue diver and EFR - in the two years before OWD and AOWD, Nitrox, with him. As always, Dirk has provided for an excellent and very thorough training, which gives the necessary security for the diving. While he remains absolutely insightful, friendly and confident in all situations. My next goal: Dive master - preferably with Dirk.

Wolfgang B would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Wolfgang B

Gender : Male
Age : 50-59
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 51-100

written on Aug 12, 2016

Added Aug 12, 2016

5/5 stars

Dirk späth Einstellung

Isch finden das Dirk späth eine sehr gute Einstellung hat ,die einem motiviert und anregt zum weiter lernen. Und wen man mal etwas nicht versteht kann er es gut erklären, er nimmt sich auch die Zeit da für. Ich würde jederzeit wieder kommen.;-)

Deniz F would recommend Dirk Späth PADI Instructor    |    Was this review helpful? yes

About Deniz F

Gender : Female
Age : <20
Diving for : less than one year
Dives done : 1-20