Fewer than 110 people in the world have achieved Gold Course Director level in the Frequent Trainer Program, 2007, but Emperor Diver's team member, Ingrid Wittmann, is one of the elite!
Ingrid is from Munich, Germany and started diving in 1989 in New Zealand. In 1992, she became a PADI professional and in 1996 a PADI Master Instructor. She has worked as an instructor in Egypt, Israel, Seychelles, Comoros, Indonesia, Maldives and Germany.
In 1999, Ingrid joined Emperor Divers, Sharm, as an Instructor becoming Chief Instructor and IDC Co-ordinator in 2004 and PADI Course Director in the same year.
And here are some pretty impressive 'Ingrid' statistics:
certified about 1.500 PADI divers at all levels
logged around 6000 dives
taught close to 200 instructors in 3 years
certified to teach most PADI Specialties
"I'm also a DAN Instructor Trainer and teach in English and German," says Ingrid. "After 15 years of teaching divers I still love teaching, guiding and simply diving and helping people have a great time!"
When training new instructors Ingrid's primary focus is always on safety and fun.