Los Angeles, CA - Malibu Divers announced their 2013 awards for excellence recipients recognizing their contributions to the scuba industry. Their passion for the highest quality scuba instruction, from beginner to professional divers is reflected in their expert leadership, excellent PADI training, leading-edge equipment consultation, hand-crafted career programs, and deep in-water savvy.
Malibu Divers congratulates Carrie Ewbank , PADI IDC Staff Instructor and Store Manager, on receiving the 2013 œMike Bright award for highest level of overall achievement. (Mike 'Bones' Bright was the original owner of Malibu Divers). Her expertise and highly personalized customer service with a dedication to taking care of every detail with meticulous concern is the difference. œWe know discerning divers expect it, said Carter Crary, owner of Malibu Divers.
Giancarlo Hamner , PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer received the 2013 Dolphin Award. œAs a rookie instructor, his passion and care for his students and diving is amazing, remarked Barbara Gentile-Crary, co-owner and director of education. This award recognizes there's no substitute for fins-in-the-water experience. Giancarlo who earned his PADI Instructor certification in June 2012, immediately went to work at Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island, the World's largest Boy Scout Scuba certification program run by Malibu Divers. At camp, he personally trained over 170 scouts in EFR (Emergency First Response, CPR & First Aid), Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water (beginner), and Rescue Divers.
Taylor Goff , PADI Assistant Instructor and Pepperdine Student Intern is the winner of the 2013 Hero Award. While full-time college student, he earned his PADI Divemaster, and launched the Pepperdine Scuba Club in early 2012. In one year's time, he was responsible for over 45 Pepperdine students participating in introductions to scuba diving, scuba tune-ups and open water training. He also established the Club constitution, and managed the finances of the club. He created and implemented strategic marketing plans and tracked event participation and conversion attracting Pepperdine college students to try scuba diving and become PADI Open Water Diver certified. His superb ability to communicate and organize on-campus events to promote scuba diving experiences, raised awareness and word-of-mouth about PADI and the sport of diving. He also utilized marketing materials and resources provided by Malibu Divers and PADI as well as created GoPro club trip video and recommended new materials to be used. He is the 2013 Hero for his service to Malibu Divers, PADI, and the sport of diving and marine conservation.
Building great divers and dive professionals requires great people. Since 1969, there have been over 200 Malibu Divers professionals that have served the industry well. They are why Malibu Divers continues to offer a complete range of the highest quality of scuba diving certification training, gear, travel and services for all scuba diving needs in Los Angeles, California and beyond.
For additional information about the scuba programs at Malibu Divers and to join the team, visit www.malibudivers.com.
Malibu Divers, Inc. a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center with a long distinctive history of successful dive career training and development. Four (4) Course directors Grant Graves, Glynn Palmer, Joseph Guarino and Barbara Gentile-Crary along with the other Malibu Diver Pros', team teach beginner to instructor level training in the Malibu Diver Scuba programs where they train the World's Best Divers and Dive Professionals.
Since 1969, as a founding member of the scuba diving community that helped establish scuba in Los Angeles, Malibu Divers is a full service dive center that offers PADI scuba diving training to all levels, beginner to professional business operations, retail showroom, on-site repair technicians, classroom, equipment, travel and services. Their daily twitter feeds are a reliable diver tool for dive conditions in the Los Angeles area.
Malibu Divers has been in business for more than 43 years and is locally owned and operated.