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Diving Courses

As an MSDT I am certified to teach all diver-level PADI courses Click here for more info.

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Freediving Training

As a PADI freedive instructor I run apnea and freediving training. Click here for more info.

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Sea Cruises

As a sea skipper I organize sailing cruises - mainly at Baltic, Mediterranean and Atlantic. Contact me.

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Diving Trips

I conduct diving trips. The South of Europe in summers, and remote exotic destinations in winters. See more.

Igor Markin: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer | 20.08.16
  • Deep Instructor | 18.08.16
  • Dry Suit Instructor | 14.08.16
  • Night Diver Instructor | 12.08.16
  • Enriched Air Instructor (Nitrox) | 08.08.16
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor | 28.07.16
  • OWSI | Diver's Club Crete, Crete, Greece | 01.06.2016 – 01.09.2016
  • Nitrox Diver | Best Divers, Warsaw, Poland | 17.05.16
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor | Flipper Divers, Phu Quock, Vietnam |18.04.16
  • EFR Instructor | Flipper Divers, Phu Quock, Vietnam | 13.04.16

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Igor Markin: Freediver Instructor

When I became a scuba diving instructor, I suddenly discovered that there is no much space for the farther development. On the other hand, I always was eager to discover freediving. I knew from my early years that I am good in it. Freediving, in contrary to technically oriented diving, actually offered the space for constant development.

My life philosophy, which is Zen, seemed to fit it perfectly. Zen practice helps me to be a better freediver, freediving helps me to go through life with ease and smile. This two fields just extend each other as Yin and Yang.

Igor Markin: Dive Resort Manager

Starting from December I am working as a dive resort manager at North Borneo Biostation. We offer both diving and freediving here. This is a remote dive center surrounded by rainforest and deserted beaches with perfect access to Pulau Banggi with its astonishing variety of hard and soft corals and stunning diversity of marine creatures. Here I conduct dive trips, teach diving and freediving courses and you, my friends, are more than welcomed to visit us in our peaceful surroundings. Perfect place for yoga and meditation!

My previous diving experience includes Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Crete and Poland. After familiarizing myself with diving in the cold polish waters, I made divemaster’s on Koh Tao, when took the internships on Boracay, Koh Phangan, and Phu Quock and eventually my first instructor’s job was held on Crete.

Ihor Markin: Underwater Photographer

My passion – underwater photography – from the very beginning become a useful add-on for my employer. The first divecenter I worked for Diver’s Club Crete benefited from me publishing my albums on theirs Facebook page, that resulted in increasing number of visitors.

The club managers did not mind me to take my camera underwater. So each dive was documented and some artistic photos were brought to the surface. Our guests were also surprised to get nice shots of themselves. In such way the divecenter’s business-page earned more likes and higher visitors number.

Offshore Power Yacht Skipper

Offshore Power Yacht Skipper

As an Offshore Power Yacht Skipper qualified by Polish Motorboat and Water Ski Association I am allowed to lead all kind of powered vessels in-shore and the powered vessels up to 18m in length on the open sea.

VHF/SRC Radio Operator

VHF/SRC Radio Operator

VHF/SRC (Short Range Certificate) Radio Operator Licence (including GMDSS training) certified by The Royal Yachting Association's is the minimum qualification required by law to operate a marine VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC).

Dive Centers


Best Divers

Warsaw, Poland

Scubabirds

Koh Tao, Thailand

Watercolors

Boracay, Philippines

Flipper Divers

Phu Quock, Vietnam

Diver's Club Crete

Crete, Greece

North Borneo Biostation

Borneo, Malaysia

Viking Divers

Larnaca, Cyprus

We dived around Lygaria divesite discovering amazing new spots not seen before by other divers. Thanks to this guy, I got a chance to take some amazing pictures and saw a bit of the undiscovered underwater landscape. He knows every octopus in the area!

Jacek Zarzycki, DSD+ diver

Igor is very interesting, active, experienced and chilled out diver. Diving with him was pure pleasure. Hope we'll meet under water again.

Anatoly Lychko, DSD diver

Igor is a professional and quite demanding instructor. Thanks to him, as a 54-year old person, I successfully completed my OWD course and got a lot of motivation to continue my diving education.

Stanisław Tokarski, OWD student

Languages

Languages

I can fluently teach in English, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian, also understanding a bit of Spanish.

Photography

Photography

15 years of professional experience now all turned into my new passion of underwater photography.

Specialties

Specialties

My instructor specialties include: Nitrox, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep, Dry Suit and Night diving.

EFR Instructor

EFR Instructor

As an Emergency First Response Instructor, I can teach internationally recognized emergency care courses.