Anders


About Anders

PADI Platinum Course Director Anders Heegaard is one of only a few Course Directors teaching in the Caribbean. Having taught hundreds of instructors over his career, he continues to love diving and is constantly venturing into new areas of diving.

Since 2003 Anders has been residing in the warm waters of the Caribbean, and he believes that becoming an instructor should be a fun and memorable event.

With a almost perfect, close to 100% passing rate at the PADI IEís, Anders has shown that he and his team teach the IDC with the highest level of quality possible, and personal attention to the individual.

Anders has been diving since the mid 90ís and logged over 5000 dives in very different environments all over the world, from deep wreck diving in the cold North Sea, to fresh water caves systems in the Riviera Maya.

Anders is also currently working as a counselor for major and renown scuba gear manufacturers, such as FINNSUB were he functions as both an adviser on new products coming up, but also test diver on experimental prototype items.

When he is not teaching IDCís, he focuses on technical dive projects and his cave diving career. As an experienced technical cave diver, he is involved with cave diver training and cave exploration.

His Background

Before working in the dive industry, Anders worked in the Team Building and Hotel industry.

His has a very motivating approach to handle situations, and creates an atmosphere of trust and inspiration to learn more.

Anders started his diving career in the rough waters of the North Sea, but after a few years of diving the cold waters of Scandinavia he moved to Thailand, in order to pursue his career in diving further in warmer waters.

In the last 10 years, he has been teaching all levels of diving, which has taken him to amazing dive destinations such as Honduras, Bahamas, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Mexico.

Anders now specializes mostly in professional and technical divers' training. Until April 2012 he ran the PRO department of the Pro Dive Mexico Scuba Academy. Currently Anders teaches professional PADI/TDI courses with the 5 Star IDC Center Mexico Blue Dream, continuing his own high standards of teaching.

Credentials:

  • PADI Platinum Course Director
  • 20 PADI Instructor Trainer Specialties
  • Emergency First Responder Instructor trainer
  • Care For Children Instructor trainer
  • PADI/DSAT TEC Instructor
  • PADI/DSAT TEC Instructor Trainer
  • PADI/DSAT Trimix Instructor
  • PADI/DSAT Trimix Instructor Trainer
  • PADI/DSAT TEC Sidemount Instructor
  • PADI/DSAT Gas Blender Instructor
  • PADI/DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Sidemount Instuctor
  • PADI Sidemount Instuctor Trainer
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
  • TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor
  • TDI Extended Range Instructor
  • TDI Trimix Instructor
  • TDI Cavern Instructor
  • TDI Intro to Cave Instructor
  • TDI Full Cave Instructor
  • IANTD Full Cave Diver
  • IANTD Advanced Cave Sidemount Diver
  • AIDA Apnea 1 star Free Diver