Louis van Niekerk

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer,

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Aktueller Status

Active

Organisation

  • PADI,

Kursangebote

  • Advanced Dive Course,
  • Beginners Dive Course,
  • Fun Diving,
  • Nitrox Diving,
  • Private Charter,
  • Snorkel Tour,
  • Specialty Courses,
  • Try Dive,
  • Wreck Diving,

Kurssprache(n)

  • Afrikaans
  • Niederländisch
  • Englisch

Tauchgänge

Professional-Number

422852


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Aktueller Standort: R. Bartolomeu Dias 16, 8400 Carvoeiro, Portugal

About:

I grew up on the east coast of South Africa, my love for the ocean, wildlife and exploring started at a young age. Previously I worked as a Game Ranger / Safari Guide in Africa and then later as an Engineer in the UK, but I needed to return to a career in nature and decided to pursue my passion as a diver. I started diving in 2014 and now I’m qualified as a PADI MSDT instructor with an ICC powerboat licence and plan to further my experience as a dive professional. I also have a keen interest in conservation, marine biology, and exploration. Where possible I would like to get involved with any eco-projects, search&recovery or exploration expeditions.

Dive Experience:

  • Open Water at Wraysbusy, UK

  • Advanced Open Water at Coral Divers, South Africa

  • Rescue and Divemaster at Simple Life Divers, Koh Tao

  • Specialities & Fun Dives in Malta, Cyprus, Hungary and Borneo

  • IDC, MSDT and Internship at Simple Life Divers, Koh Tao

  • 400+ Dives

Certifications:

  • PADI MSDT, Renewal 2019

  • EFR Instructor, Renewal 2019

  • ICC – International Powerboat licence (up to 10m), Renewal 2023

  • RYA – UK Powerboat licence (up to 10m)

PADI Specialties:

  • Search & Recovery Instructor

  • Deep Diving Instructor

  • Nitrox – Enriched Air Instructor

  • O2 Provider Instructor

  • Wreck Diving Instructor

Letzte Aktualisierung: 20.06.2019 09:9


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29 Bewertungen für Louis van Niekerk

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PADI Open Water Course

05.09.2019 von Jannes Kreikenbaum melden

The course with Louis was great. He took a lot of time to make sure that you really understand all the aspects. Since it was my first proper Scuba course, most things were new for me but I really have the feeling to be well prepared for my future dives....he also did his best to find good dive sites with nice visibility, which was not so easy in Portugal. Louis also had great advice on places to visit around the world...hope to dive with you again some day! Best regards

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Eigenes Level:
Now Open Water certified
Belegter Kurs:
Open Water course
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Highly Recomendable!

05.09.2019 von Elvira melden

I strongly recommend Louis for people interested in diving! I did the PADI RESCUE Course and got certified. This is one of the toughest and most rigorous Padi course I have done yet! After the pretty intense part at the end of each day the tiredness is only second to the content feeling you have! My buddy and instructor Louis van Niekerk was awesome and also very patient with me doing all skills again and again... special thanks to my willing victim and rescue coach Sapphira. Rescue diver is a great course giving you confidence and preparation for any unforeseen scenarios! I can whole heartedly recommend it.

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Eigenes Level:
Advanced
Belegter Kurs:
Rescue
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1  (ohne Personal)
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Boerseun Louis

20.08.2019 von Frank Oosterveld melden

Had an amazing time with Louis, he's always in the mood for some jokes or teaching some random south-african words. Besides, he's a really experienced dive instructor and is a dive encyclopedia himself. Het gaat je goed kerel!

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Rescue Diver
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Stress and rescue
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2  (ohne Personal)
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Brilliant Instructor

20.08.2019 von Nadine melden

Louis confidently took me through each of the elements of the Open Water Diver course, ensuring I was confident at executing each of the required skills. When visibility was bad on my first open water dive, he was able to keep me calm and ensure I still had an enjoyable experience. Louis’ wealth of knowledge about aquatic life and his competence as an instructor made this experience extremely fun and I’m keen to get back in the water and explore again.

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Eigenes Level:
Open Water Diver
Belegter Kurs:
Open Water Course
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1  (ohne Personal)
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Knowledgable, safe, chill

22.07.2019 von Dominic Johnpillai melden

I had significant hesitancy doing my first ever diving experience, and I don't think I could had a better instructor. Louis' calm manner was infectious, and he was happy to slow down if I had any questions, and speed up if we were smashing through the skills. His huge wealth of skill and experience was obviously clear, and I felt completely safe and able to focus entirely on learning the skills. I couldn't recommend him enough, and just wish I could be back doing more!

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Eigenes Level:
Non-diver
Belegter Kurs:
Open Water Course
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2  (ohne Personal)
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Poseidon himself

20.07.2019 von Theo melden

God of the seas! I’m Poseid(on) myself with how great this dive was, Louis was fun, chilled and a fantastic guide. 10/10 would recommend.

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Eigenes Level:
Open water diver
Belegter Kurs:
Fun dive
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2  (ohne Personal)
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Diving in Portugal with Louis

12.07.2019 von Callum melden

I dived with Louis 4 times in Portugal in the Algarve. We done 2 shore dives and 2 boat dives and I had a great time on all of them! I could instantly tell he was an experienced diver and ensured dives were completed safely. On one of the dives the strap on my fins snapped, Louis handled this professionally by checking I was okay, bringing me to the seabed and fixing the strap so that we could continue with the dive. He is a really friendly and fun individual and I would recommend him for anyone learning to dive or just diving for fun.

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Eigenes Level:
Advanced Open Water
Belegter Kurs:
Fun Dive
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2  (ohne Personal)
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Top instructor

28.06.2019 von Steyn Fieldhouse melden

Learning to dive with Louis was an unforgettable experience. Great teacher and he’s passion for diving is infectious. Thanks Louis

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Eigenes Level:
Non diver
Belegter Kurs:
Open water course
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1  (ohne Personal)
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Great experience diving with Louis

02.03.2019 von Chris melden

Born to teach.. Diving with Louis made my trip to Koh Tao unforgettable. He took me through 2nd day of my Advanced Open Water course, helped me to feel more confident in the water. Big natural smile and easy going personality makes Louis a great buddy to learn from. I think man like Louis can even have a good influence on the visibility :-) Big hugs and thank you one more time..

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Eigenes Level:
Advanced OWD
Belegter Kurs:
Advanced OWD
Größe deiner Gruppe:
2  (ohne Personal)

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