SDI/TDI/ERDI Welcomes Dan Downes

DanDownesAs an instructor for several training agencies and an Instructor-Trainer for SDI/TDI, and with FQAS in Quebec, Dan develops and delivers formal instruction and leads expeditions for recreational and technical divers and dive professionals. Dan started his professional dive career working with dive centers and charter operators and now provides personalized dive training across Canada supporting dive centers and individuals with advanced technical and recreational programs for instructors and divers.

Dan has lived and worked in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Charlottetown and Halifax. In his corporate life, he held senior management and consulting positions focused on E-Business, customer management, strategy development and business improvement within the travel and technology industries. Dan has also conducted many speaking engagements and workshops on customer management, operations and E-Business.

In his personal time Dan is an active participant in many recreational activities but his favorites are bicycling, cross country skiing, and the true Canadian sport of curling. You will also see Dan and his wife Joni as they travel across North America on a motorcycle. As a diver, Dan dives both open and closed circuit and truly enjoys expeditions to ship wrecks and technical diving. Dan enjoys photography as well as escorting groups to different and exciting dive locations.

In addition to pursuing excellence in the corporate environment, and as a dive business owner and trainer, Dan will now serve the dive industry in Canada for TDI, SDI, ERDI. His focus is on supporting dive centers and dive professionals. His goal is to improve service and to help owners and professionals get divers diving. Dan looks forward to hearing from dive centers, dive professionals and divers, as together we become better qualified, not just certified.

Contact SDI TDI and ERDI

If you would like more information, please contact our World Headquarters or your Regional Office.

Tel: 888.778.9073 | 207.729.4201





1 reply
  1. Gary Bowen
    Gary Bowen says:

    Hi Dan,

    Did I mention I got open water certified back in ’93? ACUC, but they aren’t around anymore I don’t think. The company that certified me was Les Options Bleu, but they aren’t around anymore either. I’m not diving. Haven’t in years.

    Cheers! hope you are well. you look like you aren’t hurting. Great to see.

    Gary Bowen


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