Steve Prior, is really two people! Steve and Janet Prior combined make up the team that calls itself “Steve Prior”.
Steve is a PADI Platinum Course Director and one of the most active in the world today. His wife is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Together, they make a dynamic partnership putting in twice the effort and generating twice the fun.
There are many reasons why but just one reason is because we care about people and that means YOU! We limit candidate numbers and additionally you always have two Instructor Trainers teaching your PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) that want it to be the very best experience available anywhere in the world.
We don't just teach you to pass an exam; we are passionate that our candidates are confident and knowledgeable and prepared to be effective PADI Scuba Diving Instructors in the ever changing world of the dive industry.
Steve has been in the diving industry for many years. He became a PADI Instructor way back in 1991 after starting his own dive store in Essex. He is proud of the 5* IDC status his store achieved in 1993. He sold the store in 1996 to take up the position of Dive Centre Manager for Emperor Divers in Hurghada, Egypt. After 2 years, Steve missed teaching too much and swapped his Managers hat for the Chief Instructors hat. During this time Steve applied for and was accepted on the PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC).
After 3 years in Egypt he returned to the UK and spent some time working for Regaldive, a UK diving Tour Operator. He then turned his focus away from diving, although not a complete change as he continued his love of teaching, but this time the subject matter was computer software and not diving skills. Diving remained in the forefront and diver training filled every weekend and most evenings until 2004 when Steve and Janet left their proper jobs to be a fulltime diving professionals once again.
In July 2004 Steve and Janet took up the position of Dive Centre
Managers for Eco Divers in Manado, Indonesia. They experienced some
awesome marine life but after 9 months decided to return to the UK to
continue with their real love - Instructor training.
Today they are enjoying working full-time in the diving industry, teaching PADI professional level courses for dive centres in the UK and for Emperor Divers in Sharm, Egypt.
Emperor Divers Sharm, Egypt schedule five PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC's) during the calendar year and we teach all of those courses, so we get to top up our tans quite frequently.