PADI Area Representative, Terry Johnson, who made the presentation said, "This special 'Contributions to Diver Education' Award recognises the high quality and excellence of Steve Prior's teaching. It's not just the quantity of good instructors that he produces but also the extra service over and beyond the requirements."
Steve Prior was obviously thrilled, "It's always good when your efforts are recognised. Our aim has always been to create enthusiastic and effective instructors. I have to thank Janet, my wife, for constantly looking for ways to improve our courses. It's because of her that we can really tailor our teaching to the needs of each individual candidate."
And as the proof is in the pudding, here some past candidates have their say:
"Hoorah! for the first time in my life physics is easy!" Mel, Essex
"It was not just a PADI IDC but a life changing experience." Kevin, Jersey
"You are both amazing people; so warm and friendly and amazing teachers." Jacqui, Epsom
"Your enthusiasm for teaching people and your ability to open people's eyes to alternatives is just amazing and the proof is in the pudding." Caroline, Thames Ditton