Master Instructor

PADI Staff Instructor Ralph Bacon

When and where was your first dive?

My first real dive was in Ras Katy, Red Sea, Egypt, in 2004.

What made you want to become a professional diver?

After completing my Rescue Course at Reefers and Wreckers, the instructors spurred me on to be a Divemaster, but once I had reached that stage, I went all the way to Instructor and love teaching at all levels.

Favourite type of diving?

I love all diving, but especially if it’s clear, blue and warm.

Best Dive?

Wolf Island, Galapagos – Whale Sharks, Hammer Heads, Galapagos Sharks, Eagle Rays, Dolphins and Turtles, all on one dive.

Dream diving destination?

Too many places in the world to have only one dream destination, but next place is likely to be Indonesia.

Favourite piece of dive equipment and why?

All my Apeks regulators, they breath so easily.

Favourite marine life?

Frog Fish, because they are so ugly that they are beautiful and the Clown Trigger Fish, because it should not be designed like that.

If you could choose any buddy who would it be?

My permanent buddy Jo (or Angelina Jolie)

What is your next diving goal?

Tec Instructor

Best water related joke?

How To fail your open water Course

  • Tell your instructor you will race him to the surface.
  • Loudly proclaim that safety stops are for wimps.
  • Spit in your wetsuit and pee in your mask.
  • Ask your instructor, which fin goes on which foot.
  • Tell your instructor there is no way you can lift a cylinder with 200 litres of air in it.
  • When asked for your dive plan, you hand over a bundle of travel brochures.


Professional Certifications

Master Instructor

IDC Staff Instructor

EFR Instructor

Night Diver Instructor

Search & Recovery Instructor

Boat Instructor

Deep Instructor

Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

Drift Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Underwater Navigator Instructor

SMB Instructor

Wreck Instructor

Enriched Air Instructor

Care For Children Instructor

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor

Project Aware Instructor

Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Instructor


Non Professional Certifications

Tec Rec Trimix Blender 20-Dec-14
Tec 50 20-Mar-14
Tec 45 18-Mar-14
Tec 40 01-Dec-13
Sidemount 15-Sep-13
Rescue Diver 22-Feb-09
Deep 22-Nov-08
EFR – Primary Care (CPR) & Sec Care (1st) w/ AED 16-Nov-08
Emergency Oxygen Provider 16-Nov-08
Dry Suit 27-Apr-08
Enriched Air Diver 14-Sep-07
Advanced Open Water 26-Aug-05
Open Water 31-May-04


Contact Ralph

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