Your Instructor

Paul Tanner (PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #59009)

Paul first qualified as a scuba diver in 1987. He became an instructor in 1992 and also gained commercial diver qualifications in the early 1990's.

He has worked as a dive guide / instructor / dive centre manager in Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, the Red Sea, the Canary Islands, the UK and of course back home in Ireland.

Paul is also a qualified commercial diver and has worked in the Aquaculture industry, film production diving and as a safety diver for events.

Kenmare Bay Diving has been owned and run by Paul since 1996. Recently the services offered by Paul and Kenmare Bay Diving has transitioned into a bespoke service catering to small groups and individuals who want a tailor made diving experience.

He provides custom schedule PADI training courses which can be completed in a week, a month or up to a year. This level of flexibility allows the student to pick and choose the dates that suit them.

Paul's discover scuba diving sessions also known as the "try a dive" are one of the most popular diving activities in the summer months. Kenmare Bay and Bantry Bay are superb locations to try scuba diving for the first time. Warm waters, many sheltered shallow coves, inlets and lagoons, and lots of marine life to see.

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