Course Directors

IDC koh tao DJL course director Manuel Pelaez


Manuel Pelaez

Country: Spain

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Meet our PADI Course Director Maunel Pelaez from Spain

Manuel Pelaez

Manu has been working at Davy Jones Locker for 3 years and is originally from Spain. He is DJLs' newest Course Director and has plenty of experience, having assisted on numerous Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) here. Manuel gives 100% dedication to ensure that the training given to our IDC students is the most professional and comprehensive available. Our Course Directors' aim when teaching IDC students is not only to make sure they pass their exams. It is also to be certain that  the training they receive puts them at an exceptional level and provides the best preparation for their  future career as PADI diving instructors.


  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles & Simon and the Divemasters Bob & Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel
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