Mark Soworka

Mark Soworka is by far the most experienced and successful PADI Course Director in the world!

He has maintained the highest of success rates on PADI Instructor Exams since he started in 1997 and has helped thousands of instructors find rewarding careers in the dive industry, including TSD's owner, Andrea. 

It is this experience and network of successful dive instructor candidates that should influence your choice where to complete your divemaster and dive instructor internship. We help build careers, right through from Divemaster to Master Instructor and Course Director.

Mark has been diving since he was twelve years old. He has diving experience from the east coast of Australia, to Africa, South America and a few months up in the Arctic Circle. Before applying for Course Director he completed almost two thousand diver level certifications and had worked as General Manager and Training manager of dive centres. This extensive diving, teaching and managing experience sets Mark apart from most PADI Course Directors. Mark Soworka has been teaching PADI IDCs on Koh Tao and Koh Samui since 1997. He is one of the most experienced Course Directors in the world with more than 5000 instructor level certifications. In recent years he formed "Dive Careers" and has run IDCs from South Africa to Mexiva to Italy to India and of course the Philippines!

  • AWARDED ‘OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIVE INDUSTRY’ BY PADI ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS
  • PLATINUM PADI COURSE DIRECTOR. ONE OF ASIA’S FIRST TO BE AWARDED THE PLATINUM PADI COURSE DIRECTOR, PADI’S HIGHEST COURSE DIRECTOR RECOGNITION
  • SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • DAN OXYGEN PROVIDER INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • DAN HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • PADI INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTY TRAINER WRECK, ENRICHED AIR, REBREATHER, NATURALIST, DEEP, NIGHT, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, NAVIGATOR, DPV, DRIFT, DRYSUIT, DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, FISH ID, SHARK CONSERVATION AWARE
  • PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
  • AQUALUNG, SCUBAPRO, MARES WORKSHOP CERTIFICATES
  • PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN INSTRUCTOR TRAINER