Congratulations to Giordano Vezzoli for passing PADI IE!

GoPro in paradise is continuing with success here in Malapascua! On 11th-Aug last month, all candidates attending the 2-days PADI Instructor Examination have passed with flying colors together. It is great to see so many new PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors born here in paradise with the effort from all PADI Course Directors, IDC Staff Instructors and IDC Centers on Malapascua Island.

PADI Instructor Examination at Malapascua Island, 11th August 2018

Big big congratulations to our own IDC candidate Giordano Vezzoli who not only did a great job during the IDC but also pushed through IE very successfully!!! 😁👏👍It wasn’t always smooth for him and there were up and downs for sure, but Giordano managed to carry on with strong determination and developed greatly of both his knowledge and skills about diving during the IDC. We respect all of the effort Giordano has put in and wish him success for his future diving career–maybe in Myanmar he was saying!

New PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor–Giordano Vezzoli

And of course, everyone deserves a good party after these stressful days. Giordano did us proud for finishing 3 bottles of San Miguel Pilsen beers in his final test–the snorkel test–in One Up Bar!!! Awesome job mate and now that is a proper party starter;-P

Giordano’s Snorkel Test in One Up Bar

Many thanks to our lovely PADI Course Director Giny Pinto who is so patient and positive all-the-time and love to have some fun as well; our reliable Dive Center Manager/PADI Master Instructor Troy Murray to staff this IDC and work together with Giny despite his own busy schedule; our dear friend Dave Churchman who is also a PADI instructor to give us a hand on so many training sessions! Team work is the dream work, go Exotic Team!

The Three Musketeers — Troy, Giordano and Dave

Exotic’s Dream Team — Giordano, Giny and Troy

Our next IDC will start on 22nd September 2018. Get in touch with us on and join the family!

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