JOSIAH MACKIN (USA)
PADI Course Director
Josiah Mackin, better known to his students simply as “Juicy” is another of our PADI Course Directors. Juicy was born and raised in Massachusetts in the United States and has traveled and dived around the world. He’s been diving in New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland, Bahamas and Zanzibar and his diving adventure began when he decided to do his Open Water on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2001. Among his favorite dive experiences is the Beqa SharK Dive in Fiji, and he also fancies himself a bit of an adrenaline junkie so goes on some challenging cave dives, including the famous Mosquito Factory dive in Tulum, Mexico. After some time diving recreationally, Juicy found that what he enjoyed the most was helping people achieve their goals (and getting to do so in lovely weather!). This passion for teaching lead Juicy to become an instructor and soon after he set his stamp on the professional training level as he found it even more rewarding. Teaching Professionals came naturally and he decided to join the ranks of PADI Course Directors and it’s been a highly successful decision, already earning the distinguished Platinum Rating, the highest honor awarded to PADI Course Directors. When he’s not diving or teaching, you’ll find Juicy cheering on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots every Sunday afternoon, enjoying some freshly caught Lionfish Ceviche surrounded by friends.