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Matt Bolton

General Manager
PADI 'Platinum' Course Director



The man that made it all happen! Matt is the real deal and knows everyone and everything!

Matt has been at Crystal Dive since 1999 working his way through the ranks, initially as a Divemaster, progressing to Instructor and eventually the top position of Senior Instructor.

In 2003 Matt accepted the position of Operations Manager and under his leadership; Crystal Dive has grown from a small size Koh Tao diving center into one of the world's most popular & successful PADI scuba diving centres.

Matt has received numerous performance awards from PADI, both on behalf of Crystal Dive Resort and also for his own achievements.

Matt has also won the 'Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development' award in the Asia Pacific region in 2008, 2010, and also 2013 when Crystal Dive's Instructor Development Team was recognised as THE most successful Instructor Development Centre in the World!

As a PADI Course Director, Matt has an international reputation as one of the worlds few 'elite' Instructor Trainers.

As well as conducting over 100 PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC's) on Koh Tao - teaching many of today's Dive Centre Managers and Course Directors - Matt was selected to conduct the first ever PADI IDC's in India, Timor Leste and Oman.


Most recently, in March 2016 he was selected to conduct the first ever PADI IDC in Penang Island, Malaysia as part of a Malaysian Government initiative and once again maintained his 100% record with all 14 Malay candidates posting high scores on the IE.


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