PADI Course Director Sarah Kench

Sarah Kench resident PADI Course  Director and DDI (Disabled Diver International) Instructor Trainer


Formerly I was a Senior Manager with HSBC in England. I started diving in the mid nineties in the UK, spending several years in the beautiful waters of England  and leading dive holidays to the Red Sea, Caribbean Islands, Dominican  Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Course Director - Sarah Kench

In 2004, I decided after several  trips to the Similan Islands to work in this area as an Instructor, teaching  all levels of PADI courses and organizing and conducting IDC’s for 4 years  every month and also videographer in the Similan Island’s, Koh Bon, Richelieu  Rock and Koh Tachai. In 2007, I became the owner of Scuba Cat Diving 5 Star IDC  Centre at the time and upgraded to a 5 Star Career Development Centre in 2007.

Since 2007, Scuba Cat Diving has won several prestigious AWARDS:

  • 100% Aware
  • 3 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence 2013
  • PADI Green Star Award 2012
  • PADI Tecrec Centre 2011
  • DDI instructor Training Centre 2010
  • 2010 PADI Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2008, 2009 and 2010 Platinum PADI Course Director
  • 2010 Business AWARD Finalist
  • 2010 Project AWARE Foundation Finalist
  • 2009 Environmental achievement AWARD
  • 2008 Two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2007 Career Development Centre PADI CDC Rating.

Now, I conduct PADI IDC's with the Scuba Cat Team and oversee Scuba Cat Diving, 5 * CDC Center, Phuket, Thailand's innovative Career Development Programmes and Internships.

Certification Levels

  • PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer in 15 areas:
  • Search and Recovery
  • Video
  • Wreck
  • Boat
  • Deep
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Drift
  • O2
  • Eanx
  • Equipment
  • Fish
  • Multilevel
  • Night
  • Navigation
  • Naturalist
  • Care for children