Nicolas's Curriculum Vitae

PADI Master Instructor #490391
French, Born 22 April 1975

Languages: French-mother tongue,
English-fluent, German-good, Spanish-conversational, Russian-basic

PADI TecRec Deep Instructor
EFR Instructor Trainer
TDI Advanced Trimix Diver
NACD Full Cave Diver
Boat Captain Licence
International Driving Licence
Teaching 27 PADI Specialties: Altitude, Boat, Cavern, Deep, Digital UW Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift, Dry Suit, Emergency Oxygen, Fish Identification, Full Face Mask, Ice, Multilevel, Night, Nitrox, Recompression Chamber, Sea Turtle, Search and Recovery, Self-Reliance, Tec Basics, Trimix Gas Blending, UW Naturalist, UW Navigation, UW Photography, UW Videography, Whale Shark, Wreck

400+ Certs
1400+ Logged dives

Professional Diving Experience

Yucatek - Playa del Carmen, Mexico October 2011 to present
          Cavern and ocean guiding, teaching

ProDive - Puerto Aventuras, Mexico July to October 2011, 4 months
          Cavern and ocean guiding, teaching, pool trials

Dive Tulum - Tulum, Mexico May and June 2011, 2 months
           Cavern and ocean guiding, teaching, promotion

Sinai Divers - Hilton Resort Dahab, Egypt 2010-2011, 6 months
PADI 5 Star CDC center and technical diving facility
          Teaching and guiding (shore and boat dives)
          Teaching technical diving 
          Guiding trimix dive
          Staffing IDC

Dolphin Services - Djibouti City, Djibouti 2009-2010, 12 months
PADI Gold Palm Resort
Dive center manager responsible for all day to day running of center:
          Teaching on US Army base and Sheraton Hotel
          Guiding on daily boat trips
          Promoting and running whaleshark snorkelling excursions
          Answering customer quiries (email)
          Equipment inventory and ordering
Divemaster and crew on M/Y Deli livaboard 
          Regal Dive, H2O, Oceanes, Dive Spirit Travel, Slow Dive, Fun and Fly
Support Diver for commercial dive operation
          Christobel Colon Dredger using specialised video and communication equipment (AGA Divator MKII, Video Compact

Diving the Crab - Diani, Kenya 2009, 2 months
PADI Gold Palm Resort with bases
between several 5 star hotels
          Teaching and guiding
          Daily free pool trials

Blue Marlin - Gili Trawangan, Indonesia 2007-2008, 14 months
PADI 5 Star IDC Center and
technical diving facility
          A very busy divecenter, often requiring instructors to teach several courses simultaneously to mainly young customers.
          Teaching and guiding
          Technical guiding
          Staffing IDC
          Support diver for the world record longest open salt water scbua dive record 

B&J Pulau Tioman, Malaysia 2007, 7 months
PADI 5 Star IDC Center and technical diving facility
          Teaching and guiding.

Sea Dragon Khao Lak, Thailand 2007 2 weeks
PADI 5 Star IDC Center
          Guiding in the Similian Islands on M/V Mariner I, 12 bearth livaboard

Dive Training

NACD Full Cave Diver  June 2011 
          with Fernando Davilla, Dive Tulum - Quintana Roo Mexico
PADI TecRec Deep Instructor Feb 2010 
          Pure Diving - Sharm el Sheik, Egypt

TDI Advanced Trimix Diver Nov 2008
          with instructor Will Goodman, Blue Marlin Dive - Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Instructor Development Course April 2007
          with Platinum Course Director Azman Sulaiman Flora Bay Divers - Perhentian Besar, West Malaysia

PADI Divemaster January 2007
          Sea Dragon - Khao Lak, Thailand

Professional Experience

Lycee Carcouet - Nantes, France Sept 2001 - July 2002
          Mathematics teacher for ages 15-18

College La Durantiere - Nantes, France Sept 2000 - July 2001
          Mathematics teacher for ages 11-15

Classes Preparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles du Lycee Chateaubriand - Rennes, France  
             Sept 1999 - July 2000
          Mathematics Examiner: Mathematiques Superieures (University level mathematics examiner)


Institut de Formation Superieur en Informatique et Communication - Rennes, France Sept 1999 - July 2000
          Masters in Theoretical Computer Science: Error correcting codes

Agregation de Mathematiques - Rennes, France Sept 1998 - July1999
          National selection competition to become University level Mathematics teacher

Universite de Rennes I - Rennes, France Sept 1997 - July1998
          Masters in Algebra - Low dimension algebraic topology


My hobbies include chess, mountaineering and traveling