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It’s Back to the Scuba Futures Day!


We know that this is the day you have all been looking forward to since you first watched Back to the Future II. Today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive from 1985 in the hit sequel to Back to the Future. Never has there been a better excuse to re-watch those movies and enjoy the cinematic marvels that came out of that much revered, and much maligned, decade!

Back then, it was really hard to imagine what the future would look like 30 years on. It feels like we have waited far too long for the hoverboard to become a reality so we decided that dreams of becoming a hoverboard champion would have to go on hold. Luckily, we discovered scuba diving and now we can’t imagine any other lifestyle.


Back to the Future Day isn’t the only cause for celebration around here. We are also gearing up for our next Dive Instructor Training course (PADI IDC) starting next month on 2nd November. Learning to become a dive instructor on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan is not only fun and rewarding in itself but also opens the way to a new and exciting future of your own. Scuba Futures can accelerate you from any diving level to dive professional diver without the need for a time-travelling DeLorean.

To propel yourself into a future as a scuba diving instructor, simply contact us to find out how we can help you with the next step.

10 Misconceptions about Becoming a Dive Instructor

Like most industries and job titles, there are preconceptions, labels, beliefs, and being a Scuba Diving Instructor is no exception. This job title is outdoors, sports-orientated and downright exciting, therefore the expectations (and misconceptions) seem higher, in fact:   Most people when asked to describe their image of a dive instructor may say things like:…Continue Reading

Top 5 Activities for Adrenaline Junkies in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan might be best known for its hedonistic Full Moon Party, but there is so much more to this lush, green and adventurous island. Of course, if you are following this blog, you probably already have an idea about the cornucopia of marine life that visiting scuba divers flock here for, so we would…Continue Reading

4 Signs it’s Time for a Career Change

Since seeing the photos of central London’s pedestrian rammed streets over the last couple of weeks, I had a sharp reminder of why I decided to change my career and, in fact, my whole life. London’s tube strikes are a stark reminder of everything I wanted to get away from. The humdrum routine of daily…Continue Reading

How does it feel to pass your PADI Instructor Exam?

We have been relentlessly filming as much of Kathy’s Instructor Development Course throughout her training and we have had a lot of laughs along the way. You may remember our last video post in which we asked Kathy how she was feeling before the course started. Here’s how that story developed. Find out how Kathy…Continue Reading

Why become a Scuba Diving Instructor?

PADI Course Director, Neil Richards, took a few moments to find out more about one of our new candidates. Meet Kathy, due to start her Instructor Development Course on the 29th June, she told us what she loves about diving, why she wants to become a Diving Instructor and what she fears most about the…Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Dive Gear

Thankfully, scuba diving equipment has come a long way over the years, more affordable, more lightweight and with more safety features. If you are intending to Go Pro, then you will certainly need your own equipment, but for recreational divers, with so much dive gear available to rent, why invest in your own personal scuba equipment?…Continue Reading

Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

As our fresh new crop of PADI Open Water Instructors recover from their IE celebrations, we are preparing for the next round of training here at Scuba Futures. Next on the course calendar is the MSDT package, designed to help OWSIs to progress to the next stage….but what is an MSDT? What are the benefits…Continue Reading