Francesco Pipino

PADI IDC Staff Instructor,

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Organisation

  • PADI,

Offers

  • Advanced Dive Course,
  • Beginners Dive Course,
  • Fun Diving,
  • Handicapped Diving,
  • Kids Diving,
  • Nitrox Diving,
  • Private Charter,
  • Specialty Courses,

Course Language(s)

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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259749


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Current Location: 76/12-13, Moo 2, ตำบล อ่าวนาง กระบี่ 81000, Thailand
Diving School: The Dive Ao Nang

PADI IDC Staff Instructor #259749

Number of dives: 6000 +

Number of certifications: 400+

Italian, fluent in English and Spanish.

Anyway, if you know me you already know this. If you don’t know me personally o by word of mouth, I’m just one of the many instructors around. The most of them are great professionals.

I work in Thailand after  been working in Egypt (many years), Honduras, Bali, Canarias.

I love to teach beginners in order to create new ambassadors of the oceans.

My preferred sentence: <<Low cost cameras are dramatically reducing the average quality of the divers and the corals suffer because of this.>>

The best way to upset me is to touch anything underwater.

Last update: 12.09.2019 01:1


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45 Ratings for Francesco Pipino

5 of 5 stars

Whale Shark!

08.09.2019 by Fabio C. report

First off, I am aware that seeing a majestic whale shark on my very first experience as a diver could not be attributed to Francesco (although someone calls him the fish whisperer) ; but it's true that Francesco made me feel at ease in every moment of the dive and I always felt safe and looked after. His expertise and great attitude were the keys so that I could fully enjoy the whole experience. It was also really interesting listening to his encyclopedic knowledge of marine life. I can't wait to come back and dive with him again.

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non diver
Attended Course:
Discovery Scuba Diving
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1  (without staff)
5 of 5 stars

Dived & Survived

03.05.2019 by Markus report

I went for the deep diver + EAN certifications via Aqua Vision Dive Center at Krabi. My assigned instructor was Pipi. Since I haven’t been diving recently and my last dive was more than 8 years ago, Pipi made sure that this wasn’t of any concern or problem. He made sure I was up to date again on theory and practical knowledge. We went on a 2 days diving trip with a total of 4 dives. Starting on the first day right in the early morning Pipi made sure that I have done the knowledge review and also passed the EAN certification. He used the early morning time wisely so we could finish the theoretical part as soon as possible. He was very patient and since I had many additional questions regarding buoyancy control techniques and ice diving with a dry suite he also shared his experiences with me. He also shared what are the differences of TEC vs recreational deep dives and the importance of decompression stops. I really enjoyed being one of his students and picking his brain for more experiences. He also demonstrated the uses of the analyzer device to measure your EAN tank as well as how to program your diving watch for a nitrox dive. Overall was a pleasant experience without any stress at all. Since we used the morning time that left plenty of time to relax on the boat and enjoying the sea. The first dive was at Phi Phi Ley - Maya Corner, the second at Viking Cave, the third at Koh Bida Nok and the fourth and final one at Viking Cave. What impressed me a lot was that Pipi made sure we had the best spot on the boat to ensure we where the first ones to enter the dive scene. He made sure equipment is always ready and also we have done our safety checks. He also re-emphasized to be careful with the riffs and aqua world and not to touch the ground with the fins. He also demonstrated and set a real example and collected trash from ground that obviously doesn’t belong there. Pipi is a very thoughtful and respectful diver. On my last dive we still had some air left and Pipi taught me more on how to better control my buoyancy and what is required for the specialty program. I had 2 awesome days and Pipi is a funny and entertaining champ where you will definitely have a great time with. He was also so nice to introduce me to his connections in Finnland for the ice diving. He also shared other interesting diving spots he has been to and is good to stay in touch with him!

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AOW, Deep Diver + EAN
Attended Course:
Deep Diver + EAN
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
    04.05.2019 by Francesco Pipino report

    Hi Markus, Thank you for the fantastic review!!! I'm happy that you enjoyed the time spent together and that you decided to carry on with your dive experience. Please, let me know when you'll ice dive, I'll be proud of you! I hope to make again bubbles together soon.

    12.09.2019 by Francesco Pipino report

    Hi Markus, thank you very much for the detailed review. I'm pretty sure we'll be diving together again, somewhere. Carry on diving!!! Happy bubbles!

5 of 5 stars

A big thank you Coach

10.04.2019 by Vivek Viduran report

What an absolute pleasure to be his student. Plainspeak, sincerity and attention to the very detail are the hallmark of any great coach and pipino tops that list. I'm a better diver today thanks to his persistent ways of training both in the water and off it.

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Own Level:
Fun diver
Attended Course:
Open & Advanced Open Water Diver
Size of your group:
1  (without staff)
    18.04.2019 by Francesco Pipino report

    Hi Vivek, Thank you soooo much for the wonderful words. Remeber that you promised me to go back doing bubbles soon. This is very important. I hope to make new bubbles with you again. Have a great life!

5 of 5 stars

Best Dive Instructor of Aqua Vision Krabi

19.03.2019 by M Mithil Roshan report

PiPi Francesco has been a great dive instructor for our fun dive at Phi Phi islands. Me and my friend (group of 2) loved his energy and detailed briefings on diving. He gave us proper training for about an hour before the dive and took real good care of us as well when in water. His enthusiasm and energy has made us fall in love with scuba diving and we are definitely going to come back to Krabi this year to pursue a open water diving course under him. We are sure, we would not find a better instructor than him. PiPi's high level of expertise in scuba diving gives us a lot of confidence and trust in him. We thank him for the love he created in us for scuba diving and for sharing a wonderful day diving with us.

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Own Level:
Non Diver
Attended Course:
Fun Dive
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2  (without staff)
    18.04.2019 by Francesco Pipino report

    Hi Mithil, I'm so happy to read your review. And I'll be even happier if you carry on your dive career and go back to the water soon. Please, let me know. Ciaoooo

5 of 5 stars

Guardian of the sea

06.03.2019 by Stef Vandersmissen report

Great host of the sea's and ocean's around the globe. I love his very detailed briefings and his relaxed way of diving and guiding. I never have the feeling to be watched 'over the shoulder' and yet i'm certain he's guarding my safety :) Also, i very much appreciate his recognision of my level of expertise. My daughter and I feel safe, well treated and perfectly briefed when diving with Francesco. When not in the water, he and his lovely wife are very enjoyable people to be around with, to chat, to talk about numerous adventures or to degustate local food and drinks. I'd trust him with my life in any oceon or sea..

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CMAS 3* Diver and Nitrox Diver
Attended Course:
just fun diving
Size of your group:
2  (without staff)
    15.03.2019 by Francesco Pipino report

    Hello Stef!!! Thanks for taking your time to write this amazing review. We're planning to be in Brussels next June. Let's catch up!!!

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