James Bertram - PADI IDC Staff Instructor
James took his first breaths underwater in 2012 on a beach in the British Virgin Islands during a Discover Scuba Diving session. Following an Open Water dive to 12m on a beautiful coral reef, he knew he had to become a qualified scuba diver. His next dives were a massive contrast at an inland dive centre in UK the following April! By 2014 he had qualified as an Emergency First Response Instructor and a Divemaster.
In mid-2016 he qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and gave up what his wife likes to call “proper work” to teach scuba diving. He has since further qualified as an IDC Staff Instructor, helping to teach Instructor Development Courses.
The smile and elation when a person achieves something they may think is difficult, whether that is taking their first breaths underwater, climbing or kayaking is what keeps James enjoying teaching.