Carmelo Sgroi


Founder of Sea Spirit,
PADI Platinum Course Director
He made his passion into his career

His career began as a PADI Dive Master in Mediterranean waters of the Ionian coast of Taormina; acquiring thorough knowledge of the depths and dives for all levels and requirements.

Later, he became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at one of the most famous dive schools in the world: Prodive Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. He worked there from 2010 at the well-known company Ocean Freedom/Ocean Free, on the Great Barrier Reef north of Cairns Queensland (AU), in the world’s largest reef.

He then continued his career by becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor at Buddha View Dive Resort in Koh Tao, Thailand, with Mark Soworka, one of the most successful PADI Course Directors worldwide. A year later, he grew advanced to PADI Master Instructor in Koh Tao and gained broad of experience how to teach Instructor Development Courses (IDC). In 2018, Carmelo Sgroi completed the PADI Course Director Training Course in Malaysia with success and achieved the status of PADI Course Director.

Carmelo Sgroi - Padi Platinum Course Director

Back in Taormina, he arrived with a suitcase full of experience, ready to share with all those wanting to discover the rich nature and beauty in the Mediterranean/Ionian Sea – full of life, history and colour.

In 2015, Sea Spirit Diving Resort became a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort and Carmelo Sgroi and Mark Soworka decide to bring their experience to Europe by organizing the first international PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in Sicily and founded

In 2020, Carmelo achieved the prestigious award of PADI Platinum Course Director after teaching several IDCs in Thailand and Sicily. Nowadays, Carmelo is also a PADI Tec Trainer which means you can become a TEC 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 diver and a PADI Tec Instructor with him.

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