Szilvia Gogh started diving as soon as she was old enough to get certified. She spent the first few years of her diving with a dive club that was affiliated with the Hungarian Military; BHG Dive Club.
She competed in orienteering diving and have logged over 1000 dives by the time she was old enough to drink alcohol, including Zero Visibility, Search & Recovery, Ice Diving, Cave Diving and Wreck Diving.
Szilvia always knew that she wanted to become a scuba dive instructor, and as soon as she learned English, became a PADI Pro. She logged over 5000 dives in the past 20 years. Szilvia was accepted to the PADI Course Director (it is someone who teaches the teachers) program in 2002. Completing the training in Newport Beach made her to become the youngest female Course Director on the World and till today the only Hungarian Female Course Director.
Currently she lives in Los Angeles, California. She taught some of the LAPD Underwater Dive Team leaders, Fire Fighters and Sheriffs, worked with celebrities, does stunts and water safety on movie/photo shoots. Between PADI America, PADI Asia, PADI International, EFR and DAN she issued over 1300 certifications from beginner to instructor level.
Szilvia offers PRIVATE SCUBA training from beginner to professional level. Contact her NOW and dive with her!
In 2003 Szilvia started her own company, Miss Scuba. Miss Scuba was designed to bring women together from all over the world who share enthusiasm about diving, travel and adventure. Miss Scuba is a culture of its own; an expression of free will, untamed souls, a rebellion against mediocrity and the yearning for finding adventure and excitement in life.
Szilvia has an incredible passion and drive and this is what has motivated her to pay in forward and give back. For the past 15 years she has volunteered to work with “at-risk” youth in Los Angeles - with the A Chance for Children Foundation. Not once or twice -- but continuously for the past 15 years. And, she brings others on board to help and share this passion. She does this not only in the water but in classrooms and at career days, inspiring these kids to reach for their dreams, as she has done.
Rescue Diver, Maltese Islands
PADI Divemaster, Maltese Islands
PADI Instructor, Maltese Islands
PADI Medic First Aid Instructor, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
FIS Life Saver Training, Hungary (Advanced Lifeguard Certification)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Los Angeles, USA
Oceanic Equipment Repair Specialist, Las Vegas, USA
DAN Oxygen First Aid Training, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Los Angeles, CA USA
PADI Master Instructor, Los Angeles, CA USA
PADI Course Director, Newport Beach, CA USA
Emergency First Responder Instructor Trainer, Newport Beach, CA USA
DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba and Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Trainer
AED (automated external defibrillator) Instructor Trainer, Newport Beach, CA
Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Trainer, Newport Beach, CA USA
Advanced Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer, Newport Beach, CA USA
Scubapro Equipment Repair Specialist, San Diego, CA USA
Dolphin / Atlantis Re-breather, Los Angeles, CA USA
EFR Care for Children Instructor Trainer
PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer for the following specialties: Enriched Air NITROX, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Navigation, Dry Suit, Equipment Specialist, Night Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, Boat Diver, Drift Diver, Underwater Digital Photography, Ice Diving
Lifeguard Training, Los Angeles
Freediver Training, Los Angeles
Safety Freediver Training, Los Angeles
Szilvia’s diving accomplishments are numerous, and are listed below. What stands out though, is that she was the first female PADI Course Director in Hungary (2003) and the youngest (at the time) female PADI Course Director in the world.
Since she started diving she has logged 5000+ dives. Since she started teaching she has certified over 1300 divers from beginner to dive professionals including special training for LAPD, Sheriffs and Fire Department.
She was recently inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and named as a PADI Ambassador.
For the past 15 years she has volunteered to work with “at-risk” youth in Los Angeles. She does this not only in the water but in classrooms and at career days, inspiring these kids to reach for their dreams, as she has done.