PADI Course Director: A Dive Professional’s Lifetime Milestone

Congratulations to Seals Sports Owner, Robert Kohl!
On June 18, 2014 Rob graduated from the PADI Course Director Training Course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Thirty years of diving. For Rob Kohl, the path to PADI’s highest and most respected professional rating in recreational scuba diving has been a life-long journey.

Padi Course Director TrainingRob grew up diving with his father, Richard Kohl, who owned and operated Kohl's Dive Shop, a successful dive center located in Helena, Montana. At age 19 Rob became a Commercial Diver, a career that he pursued for 10 years. In 2000, Rob turned his focus toward the recreational scuba diving industry and attended a PADI Instructor Development Course, earning his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

Checking in with the shop this morning as he begins his final day of Course Director Training, Rob shared the following:

“This is a huge milestone in my life's journey. I have my dad to thank for this and I only wish that he could share this moment of accomplishment with me. I know he will in spirit. I am deeply grateful to all of my friends and family for your support.”

Rob took on the role as the primary scuba instructor for Seal Sports in 2000. He then went on to purchase Seal Sports in July, 2004 and has been the owner/operator since that time.

Seal Sports has grown from a small PADI Dive Center to a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center & Louisiana’s first Rebreather Instruction Facility. Rob has been involved with the training of over one thousand scuba divers throughout Louisiana and the country.

Achieving PADI Course Director Certification requires not only experience and dedication, but it is also a competitive application, with each candidate’s experience and professionalism carefully considered during the candidate selection process.

The entire staff of Seal Sports and our many customers and good friends extend the warmest congratulations to Rob! We are proud to not only be a PADI Instructor Development Center, but to now also have our own Course Director leading the next generation of Dive Professionals.

****Our Next Instructor Development Course is September 12 – 18, 2014!

Call us at 985-674-3088 to learn more or view our calendar to find courses, trainings, events, and travel.