Solomon Baksh is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) member since 1999 and a PADI Master Instructor since 2003, one of the highest levels achieved as a scuba instructor, and the only one in Trinidad and Tobago.

Solomon is also a Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, Advanced Public Safety Diver Instructor, Certified Hyperbaric Technician and Diver Medical Technician. He is also the lead instructor for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Dive Team. 

 

Additionally, he is an Emergency First Responder Instructor Trainer who trains employees of large corporations in CPR/First Aid. Some of his clients include: T&TEC, RBC, Scotiabank, Hilton Trinidad, Hyatt Regency and Magdalena Grand.

 

With over 10,000 logged dives, he has trained students in every level of recreational scuba diving from Bubblemaker to Instructor candidates. He is certified to teach over 20 PADI Specialty Diving Courses and is a member of the PADI Standards Review Committee.

 

He also wrote a scuba diving guide on Trinidad and Tobago for U.K. publishing giant, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. in 2005. His underwater photography began many years ago using the Nikonos system but is now done exclusively using a Nikon DSLR camera housed by Aquatica. His vivid photography has appeared in several dive magazines including PADI Sport Diver, Dive and the PADI Undersea Journal as well as other publications and advertisements.

 

His photography has been honored by being placed on marine postage stamps issued in 2003 and 2005 by the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation, TTPost. Coastal Dreamscapes has been a very successful series and is still in circulation presently.

 

In 2010, Baksh launched his own magazine, Blue, which focuses on the niche market of dive travel and underwater photography.

Solomon is certified to teach the following PADI courses:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Advanced Public Safety Diver

  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

  • Boat Diver

  • Deep Diver

  • Digital Underwater Photography

  • Divemaster

  • Drift Diver

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • EFR Airborne Pathogens Awareness

  • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

  • Equipment Specialist

  • Fluorescence Night Diver

  • Full Face Mask Diver

  • Marine Life Injuries

  • Master Scuba Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Open Water Scuba Diver

  • Oxygen First Aid

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Project Aware

  • Public Safety Diver

  • Public Safety Diver Surface Support Specialist

  • Rescue Diver

  • Search & Recovery Diver

  • Tec Rec Gas Blender

  • Underwater Navigator

  • Underwater Videographer

  • Wreck Diver

Solomon Baksh with Nassau Grouper in The Cayman Islands
Solomon Baksh images on TTPost Stamps
Solomon Baksh Macmillan Dive Guide