Ann Christmas

PADI Course Director,

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  • PADI,

Offers

  • Advanced Dive Course,
  • Beginners Dive Course,
  • Pro Courses (IDC; ITC;...),
  • Specialty Courses,

Course Language(s)

  • English

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Current Location: Khao Lak, Thailand

I’m a PADI Course Director with a love of all things ocean. 

I believe you should lead by example, so I go our on trash collection days, organise dives to pick up trash, refuse single use plastics, and try my best not to adversely impact my environment.

I live most of the year in Khao Lak on the west coast of Thailand and with my husband I run Go2Similan Dive Centre.  We believe that all training should be high quality, and thorough.  We concentrate on small groups, with flexible, fun courses that go beyond minimum standards to make you the best diver / Divemaster / Instructor that you can be

In my free time, I’m a bit of a karaoke queen 😉

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6 Ratings for Ann Christmas

5 of 5 stars

Kindness

06.08.2019 by Toon Patterson report

I had problems with English, and was struggling with the course. Lost my confidence, and did not think I could finish my Dive Master. Then, I met Ann. Her kindness bring me back, and help me finish. Her skill, and knowledge is very high. She make me fearless of everything, and now I am certified instructor. I could not do this with out her support. She was great mentor, and great instructor. I highly recommend Ann as instructor for any level student.

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Instructor
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Dive Master
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Phenomenal mentor

19.07.2019 by Sheena report

Ann was staff instructor on my IDC and I can’t say enough how happy I am that she was. This woman is super motivated, organized and has a great sense of humor that lightens up any subject. She is very patient and willing to give extra help and tips if your struggling especially with theory. I also really appreciated her firmness of holding us to a higher standard, helping us grow and become quality instructors. All the constructive feedback and many words of wisdom and her way of putting your worries at ease really made a difference. Her passion really shines through. Thanks again Ann

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Open water scuba instructor
Attended Course:
Instructor development course
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6  (without staff)
    22.07.2019 by Ann Christmas report

    Thank you Sheena! I'm very proud of the instructor that you have become. You are, fun, engaging, friendly and thorough. You will be a real asset to everyone that you work for. x

5 of 5 stars

First-rate instructor!

17.07.2019 by Anja report

Ann has the patience of a saint, both when working with beginners who are doing a scuba review and when she is developing entry-level professional for their Divemaster certification. Her ability to put herself in the shoes (fins?) of her student and gently nudge them along makes her a favoured instructor in the dive centre where I managed about 90 staff. She has since become a course director and applies the same principles, including a generous amount of wit to developing Open Water Scuba Instructors. You cannot have a better instructor, especially if you're trying to overcome any issues or challenges.

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Instructor
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Divemaster and Instructor Development
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

instructing with a smile

16.07.2019 by Michal report

I had been lucky to be taught by Ann on several of the occasions in the past few years. Ann is a detailed instructor, does not compromise, each element of the training is described and exercised until the students are able to demonstrate the exercise themselves without issues or doubts. Each training is performed in a great atmosphere and with fun our sport deserves. Ann’s attitude has always been very positive, instructing with a smile and personal touch. Needless to say, Ann is my and my partner’s favorite dive instructor combining very positive approach to every student, thorough training agenda and great training infrastructure. We will be back to expand our skills making use of Ann’s passion, knowledge and experience in our sport.

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Rescue
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Rescue
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3  (without staff)
    17.07.2019 by Ann Christmas report

    Thank you! I have loved working with you both over the years. I'm looking forward to doing your Divemaster Course with you. ;)

5 of 5 stars

Ten out of ten ***

15.07.2019 by Alyssa report

Ann is a very passionate and informative teacher!! She has a broad knowledge on dive theory and portrays it well to her students. She is very kind and patient. Ann was staffing my IDC last year and without her I wouldn't have passed my theory exams the way thay I did. Her analogies saved my life. The comparisons and familiarities she used in her explainations and teaching made the KISS (keep it so simple) seem all so realistic in what was a very stressful time for me. She was a total rockstar. She has a dedication to teaching and engages with her students, she will go out of her way to ensure you have an understanding, with her years of experience she has alot of knowledge to give, especially for new professionals in the industry. So I believe her new title as a course director is perfect for her. It's important IDC candidates have a mentor like Ann. Her experience, advice, skills and teaching, I rate a ten out of ten!!

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Open Water Scuba Instructor
Attended Course:
Instructor Development Course
Size of your group:
7  (without staff)
    22.07.2019 by Ann Christmas report

    Thank you Alyssa! It's fantastic to see how confident and capable as an instructor you have become. I'm very proud of you, and you should be proud too. x

5 of 5 stars

GOAT

15.07.2019 by Inaki flores report

Ann really helped me through IDC mainly theory and knowledge rivews, she was really patient and made everything much easier to understand.

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Instructor
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Instructor development course
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8  (without staff)
    17.07.2019 by Ann Christmas report

    Thanks Inaki. OMG I feel old - I had to ask you what GOAT means, but apparently it's Greatest Of All Time!

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