About out Course Director


Bob Murphy is the resident Course Director at Coral Grand Divers. Bob has more than 11 years experience teaching Instructor Development Courses, Specialty Instructor Courses, and IDC Staff Instructors.


Bob started diving back when the world was black and white, but wanted something more. Despite his brain saying ‘no’, Bob continued to dive! Bob progressed in his diving career and started to live the dream, first becoming an Assistant Instructor and then an Instructor. He started teaching PADI specialties and loved the variety they provided. In 2007, Bob achieved the prestigious PADI course director status. Since then he has issued more than a thousand Instructor level certifications. He also continues to teach many PADI instructor specialties, giving his candidates invaluable tips and tricks along the way.


He still dives for fun now, still enjoys the feeling of weightlessness, still loves the ocean, and still has a massive desire to protect and conserve it.


Bob really loves teaching everyone, but loves the IDC the most. Come and visit to find out why!