about me

Keith Cardwell

Now retired, Keith Cardwell was in the Dive Industry for 40 years, won countless awards including the PADI "Platinum" Course Director.

Keith has trained approximately 10,000 divers with more than 5,000 of these at various levels of instructor certification. He has established several 5☆ Instructor Development Centres and lived and worked as a Course Director in Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Maldives, and the U.S.A.

Qualified initially as a T.Eng, his first occupation for the first ten years of his career was as a production and pneumatics engineer. Since then, he changed his occupation and entered the recreational diving industry. This occupied his working life for the best part of 40 years, and en route to retirement, he gained a PhD in the study of workplace competence for recreational diving instructors. Further to this, he holds Master's Degrees (with Distinction) in both Education and Applied Climate Science, with Diplomas in Vocational Education and Training (VET), Training, Design & Development (TDD), Sport and Recreation & Business and Industrial Administration (BIA).

Now back at University, his present passion is Anthropology and Archaeology and their intersection with the science of Climate Change, and he is hopeful of being able to contribute to future research in this subject.