Double Platinum Award for Pro Dive’s Course Directors

avril 3, 2017


PADI’s most coveted professional award achieved by Angel for his 10th, and Jo’s 4th consecutive year!


Date: 03/04/2017

Pro Dive International – Mexico

Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most established PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and recognized Career Development Centers, proudly announce that both of their Course Directors ANGEL NAVARRO MOYA and JO ARMITAGE have been awarded the prestigious PLATINUM STATUS from PADI for their outstanding instructor development achievements during 2016.

This is Angel’s TENTH, and Jo’s FOURTH consecutive year receiving these awards since becoming Course Directors.

The PLATINUM AWARD is the highest accolade awarded to only a few Course Directors worldwide each year for their instructional achievements and commitment to professional-level educational excellence.

“Angel and I constantly strive to give the best possible training to our instructor candidates. With 14 years combined experience as Platinum Course Directors, and many more years’ teaching experience around the world, we can pass on advice, tips and knowledge which will help our students in their future careers.” says Jo.

Husband and wife team Angel Navarro Moya from Spain and Jo Armitage from the UK, run PADI Instructor Development Programs in Spanish and English for Pro Dive International in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Their reputation is well-deserved for providing high quality training with an emphasis on thorough preparation of their candidates for careers in the scuba industry, resulting in passing rates of their candidates that are second to none. They also offer post-IDC vocational training to help new instructors gain on-the-job training.

With ANNUALLY 8 IDC´s involving more than 70 candidates, Jo and Angel lead the way in Divemaster and Instructor training in the Riviera Maya, and are also looking for ways to improve and enhance their programs. FREEDIVING PROGRAMS, DISABLED DIVERS INTERNATIONAL PRO-TRAINING and their EXCLUSIVE BULL SHARK DIVING SPECIALTY are a few examples. With OVER 5000 CERTIFICATIONS between them, their experience and quality is second-to-none.

Angel states “I am honored to have achieved the milestone of ten consecutive years as a Platinum Course Director. Having trained instructors in various places around the world I am happy to call Pro Dive International and Mexico my home as this region has the best opportunities for future dive professionals in terms of career prospects, way of life, and sea-life as well as the unique cenotes and cave systems.”

“The great thing is,” adds Jo “we absolutely love our jobs, and I hope that our passion and enthusiasm rubs off on our candidates!”

The NEXT IDC with Jo & Angel is scheduled for APRIL 19th, with five more planned in 2017. They are primarily held at Latin America´s leading instructor training facility featured by the coveted ALLEGRO PLAYACAR RESORT, located at one of the finest white sandy beaches on the Riviera Maya.



Diego Lopez – January 2017

Me enliste en el curso de IDC con Pro Dive en Enero del 2017 en cual se realizó con mucho éxito de principio a fin, en mi búsqueda de centros de buceo por el caribe mexicano Pro Dive fue sin duda alguna mi mejor opción ellos contestaron al momento todas mis preguntas a través de correo electrónico y por via telefónica de manera muy eficiente. Durante el curso, fueron muy profesionales enfocándose en que el aprendizaje se cumpliera exitosamente resolviendo todas nuestras dudas y corrigiendo todos nuestros errores de una manera que lo pudiéramos entender fácilmente, se preocuparon por darnos una educación personalizada cuando lo necesitamos. todo es de muy buena calidad con Pro Dive sus instalaciones, servicios y personal.

Si estas pensando en hacer tu IDC en el caribe mexicano te recomiendo ampliamente a Pro Dive

Muchas gracias a mis Course Directors Angel y Jo, a mi IDC Staff Laura y a todo el personal que trabaja en Pro Dive para que se lleven a cabo los día a día.

Johan Gustafsson – November 2016

I’m glad for my decision to do the IDC with Pro Dive, because they put so much extra tips and tricks into the course.  It’s clear that they know what they are doing.

Marcos Moreno Doña – May 2016

They are great. I always felt like I was taken care of. Excellent professionals and good people. A great learning experience.

Romain Lamy – August 2016

I chose Pro Dive for my IDC on the recommendation of the instructor with which I made my Divemaster course in Honduras.

I have not been disappointed.  Sure they are not the cheapest on the market but they are certainly the most complete and the most competent.  The quality of learning is worth paying a little more money.

Angel and Jo were always available to help us whatever the problem, and the final instructor exam proved much easier than expected, thanks to them.

To summarize, I would do it all again without hesitation!