Mike in SharmWelcome on my personal website. I would like to introduce myself, where I am coming from and where I am heading to. Not sure, If there is a plan to follow anyway ;-)

You are going to find information about:

  • my professional skills and career
  • some private details
  • ideas and help for personal computers and servers
  • some interesting things I found in the internet
  • some funny stories about things I experienced during my work

I hope you are going to have some fun on this site. Have questions or suggestions? Feel free to contact me on

Thanks for reading!

SSI Dive Guide & Divemaster

The SSI Dive Guide and the SSI Divemaster are the first steps into the world of professional diving at SSI. The Dive Guide and the Divemaster are considered as experts in diving issues and as specialists in diving. This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to meet the expectations such as professionalism, exemplary behavior and the skills to control and monitor diving activities of certified divers. The Divemaster also assists diving instructors during training.

PADI Bubblemaker

bubblemakerAlready kids with the minimum age of 8 years can discover scuba diving with a lot of fun.

While playing in the water, the kids experience the scuba world to a maximum depth of 2 meters with the guidance and under direct supervision of an experienced PADI instructor.

Getting Divemaster

taucher mittelmeerAbout three months after my beginner training, I felt the urge to become a professional in diving. The first professional level in PADI1 diving training is the PADI Divemaster. This level is also derisively called “Maste of Desasterr” by colleagues from BSAC2. Well, honestly, you're not far from the Master of Disaster. But let's start slowly. As a preliminary step you have to become a Rescue Diver.

Table of Equivalency

Diving schools and instructors generally offer diving training according to proven and globally recognized training standards. Which training is the best? Very idle to speculate. Every training has its advantages and disadvantages, a good training is more dependent on a good diving instructor and good environmental conditions. Not everyone enjoys learning to dive in cold water and with poor visibility. On the other hand, you might want to get to know the theory better and not experience it on a fast vacation course. Basically there are the following training levels, which are also recognized among each other.

My beginning

Scuba diving has been an exciting adventure for me for years. But everything had to start somehow. I was not exactly born as a diving instructor.