IDC Staff Instructor

PADI Instructor Neil Conlon

When and where was your first dive?

First dive was with the family off the island of Elba, Italy in the summer of 2008. We were staying on the Griffin which is the sister ship of the Podsnap.

What made you want to become a professional diver?

Seeing and admiring other professionals who made it an aspirational goal.

Favourite type of diving?

Heavy Metal.

Best Dive?

Anything in Scapa Flow.

Dream diving destination?

Bikini Atol.

Favourite piece of dive equipment and why?

Stage Cylinders – Bling!

Favourite marine life?

Tompot Blenny

If you could choose any buddy who would it be?

Someone who has never dived before.

What is your next diving goal?

Staff Instructor

 Best water related joke?

Two people go into a bar.

First one says I’ll have a glass of water. Second one says I’ll have H20  too, and died shortly after……

(H2O2 is Hydrogen Peroxide) – Hilarious eh?????


Professional Certifications

IDC Staff Instructor

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Assistant Instructor


EFR Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

SMB Instructor

Project AWARE Instructor

Search and Recovery Instructor

Enriched Air Instructor

Night Diver Instructor

Peak performance buoyancy Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Deep Instructor


Non Professional Certifications

Tec 50 20-Mar-14
Tec 45 18-Mar-14
Tec 40 02-Jun-13
Master Scuba Diver 10-Sep-09
Wreck 05-Aug-09
Deep 04-Aug-09
Rescue Diver 28-Jun-09
EFR – Primary Care (CPR) & Sec Care (1st) w/ AED 28-Jun-09
Emergency Oxygen Provider 27-Jun-09
Advanced Open Water 01-Mar-09
Enriched Air Diver 17-Jan-09
Night Diver 29-Oct-08
Equipment Specialist 06-Sep-08
Open Water 04-May-08