Cave diving training with Georges Gawinowski at WDT dive
My name is Georges Gawinowski, I am a professional cave diver instructor. I teach using the methods practiced by our "fathers of cave diving", where time to digest the skills and practice were part of the original cave diving philosophy.
My teaching methods are based on repetition, mental preparation, physical and practice. I adapt my skills and my pedagogy to my student's. We all need a different approach to reach our potential as cave divers and trainers. I respect my students and together we are working of being honest and aware of the environment in order to respect the caves and our dive buddies. Today we benefit from the technology to explore and discover. my mission is to help my students to develop their abilities in order for them to plainly enjoy a safer cave diving.
I hope you enjoy what you see and you will enjoy your training with me.
Thank you for visiting.
"You dive like you train"
About Georges Gawinowski
Georges Gawinowski has been teaching full time scuba diving for 20 years.
He is IANTD's Training Director for the US South-East coast and IANTD Instructor Trainer Trainer. Georges is member of the IANTD Board of Advisors. IANTD is the world's largest Technical Diving agency and the leader in diver education offering Nitrox, Trimix, rebreather, and cave diving. Georges has developed the IANTD Essentials diver program.
Georges is NSS/CDS Rebreather Cave instructor and recreational instructor with YMCA, CMAS, PADI. He is one of the elite Instructor Trainer able to teach Cave diving, Wreck diving, mixed gas diving such as Nitrox, Trimix, Expedition trimix and rebreathers. He is a Megalodon rebreather Instructor Trainer and an IANTD rebreather Cave Instructor trainer. Georges Gawinowski is also contributor for "TheScubaNews.com"
Georges has been trained by Tom Mount, John & Shelley Orlowski, and Jean-Pierre Imbert. He has organized explorations and deep dives on the wrecks of the Marseille French Mediteranean coast with renowed French wreck photographer Patrice Strazzera author of "Le sommeil des Epaves".
Georges created one of the first Technical diver facility and mixed gas station in Marseille "Station Tek"; explored for a full year the cenotes and deep walls of the south of Yucatan Mexican coast.
Volunteered and co-created "Undersea world" (French non-profit organization) dedicated to underwater clean-up of the coast of Marseille
Georges Gawinowski started cave diving in Marseille France in 1996, with friends from the French Speleogical Society. He dove the caves of Port-Miou, and others caves between Marseille and Cassis. Also cave dived in the Lot at St Georges, Ressel.
After traveling to Mexico where he spent a year diving Yucatan cenotes -Dos Ojos, Temple of Doom, Nohoch Nah Chich , Grand Cenote- he met US cave divers and decided to train in Florida and to become a Cave diver Instructor.
Georges became NACD full cave diver certified in 1999, he then assisted different cave diving Instructors who helped him develop his phylosohy and made him realize that a Cave Instructor with the responsibility of cave diver training should be an instructor with exceptional qualities. Time and practice are needed to develop these qualities.
Georges became a Cavern diver Instructor in 2000, Intro-Cave Instructor in 2004, Cave Instructor in 2006, Technical Cave Instructor in 2006, CCR cave diver in 2007, CCR Cave supervisor in 2007, CCR Cave Instructor in 2008, Technical Cave Instructor trainer in 2008, CCR Cave Instructor Trainer in 2009.
"I understood that to teach cave diving and better understand the cave systems and the training I had to move and live close to the caves. It's helping me everyday to become a better cave diver and instructor, so I can focus my time, my energy to my passion of teaching cave diving "
Georges practices Martial Arts. He is a Black Belt 1st dan in Taekwo-Do and others techniques. He also has an interest in horsemanship and loves to go horse riding when he is not cave diving.