There’s no contesting that this last year has been totally unpredictable, so we wanted to re-introduce you to your regional PADI team who are always on hand to help you with your dive business needs.
Our team will continue to support you and your business, and ensure you receive superior training, business, sales and marketing support, throughout 2021 and beyond.
Read on for a list of the team with a short introduction:
Josep Lluis Massuet Casals
PADI Regional Manager and Political Advisor Spain
+ 34 649 411 696
Josep Lluis was born in in Barcelona and has been scuba diving since 1974. He has worked as a commercial diver, technical diver, and instructor during his 25 years (and counting!) career. During this time he has accrued vast experience in the management of dive centers. Josep Lluis started working for PADI as a political adviser, and during his time at PADI also worked as a regional customer relations consultant and training consultant, before becoming a Regional Manager in 2018. He has also been a PADI Examiner since 2013.
Josep Lluis is responsible for the business development of dive centres in Spain and also holds the position of political adviser (issues related to regulations, authorizations, etc.) for dive centres and members in this region. He also supports Jason with Spanish-speaking dive centres in the Canary Islands. Dive Centres in Spain can contact Josep Lluis with any questions they may have.
Josep Lluis speaks: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian and French.
PADI Regional Manager Canary Islands, Malta and Cyprus
+ 34 627 296 288
Jason was born in the UK and lived most of his life in the Middle East. He became a PADI Professional in 1997, going on to own Dive Centres in the UAE. Jason has a passion for Tec diving and started working for PADI in the Quality Management Department and as an Examiner 2017, before becoming a PADI Regional Manager in 2020.
Jason is responsible for the business development of the Dive Centres and members in the Canary Islands, Malta and Cyprus and supports Josep Lluis with English-speaking Dive Centres in Spain. Dive centres in the Canary Islands, Malta and Cyprus can contact Jason with any questions they may have.
Jason speaks: English and a little Spanish
PADI Customer Service Consultant, Spain, Canary Islands, Malta and Cyprus
+44 117 300 7333
Jose joined PADI in February 2016 as a regional customer service consultant, supporting PADI members and dive centres with renewals, insurance updates, student certification issues and all matters related to digital product support… but you can contact him regarding anything. There’s no problem too big or small for Jose!
Jose speaks: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian and Portuguese
PADI Regional Training Consultant, Spain
+44 117 300 7315
Also known as Paco, Francisco was born and graduated from university in Madrid before becoming a PADI Instructor in 2004 working in different locations around the world. Paco enjoys serving the PADI Membership in his role as a PADI Course Director and as a regional training consultant, which he started in 2016 when he moved to UK. Since then he has continued to provide top class support to the membership in Spain.
If you are in Spain and need anything related to sales, training or products, please do not hesitate to contact him.
Francisco speaks: English and Spanish
PADI Regional Training Consultant, Canary Islands, Malta and Cyprus
+44 117 300 7807
Tony was born in Venezuela, and was certified as a diver in 1987, becoming a CMAS Instructor in 1991 and crossing over to PADI in 1996. He worked for over 20 years as an Instructor and store manager for several dive shops in Venezuela & Curacao, before finally opening his own Dive Center in 2011 when he became a Course Director. In November 2017 he moved to Spain where he worked as an Independent Instructor/Course Director until April 2019 when he joined PADI as a regional training consultant. His passions are Tec diving and music.
Tony mainly focused on Canary Islands, Malta & Cyprus and supports members with anything related to sales, training or products.
Tony speaks: English, Spanish and Italian.
PADI Territory Director
Sascha Engeler was born in Switzerland and has called Cyprus, the beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, home since 2019. Sascha became a PADI Professional in 2007 and worked in different parts of the world as a PADI Instructor and Course Director, before joining PADI in March 2010. Sascha worked as sales supervisor, then became a PADI Regional Manager in 2012 before being promoted to PADI Territory Director in September 2019. His passions are diving, climbing, and his two dogs.
Sascha speaks: German, English, Spanish and a little French.
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