Now with the new coral reef protection program created by Goldsmith and the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation all divers have the opportunity to help restore and preserve coral throughout the world! Our acquatic center is sustainable in that it houses an incredible course director but also practices eco-friendly water activities. Most aquatic centers focus their activities around volume whereas PUNTACANA Resort & Club understands that valiant efforts have been made in protecting our coral reefs and we do not wish that work to be undone therefore we offer low density voyages which include, deep water fishing, snorkeling, scuba, and surfing among many others.
Apart from the honor of announcing Mark Goldsmith’s epic achievement and contribution we are also excited to announce that the Professional Association of Diving Instructor (PADI) will conduct its sixth annual Course Director Training Course at our Westin hotel. This course is the diving industry’s most extensive instructor trainer program available. 33 candidates representing 14 different countries will be participating in 9 days of training including marketing, counseling, standards and quality management. The candidates will have to present in the classroom, confined water and open water environment as well as evaluate presentation from PADI staff and team members.
Once certified, the participants will receive the rating of PADI Course Director, which is the highest rating available in the recreational diving industry and will be authorized to train SCUBA instructors.