PADI Master Instructor & EFR Instructor #640295
"My idea of facing a fear and doing it anyway was 'if you are frightened of the sea... do what I did and learn to dive!'
I've been involved in all aspects of Diveworld for over 13 years and have loved teaching people to dive for over 10 years.
Other hats worn in the business are organising trips and training schedules, marketing, instructing and dealing with all the excitement of admin. Living the dream and wouldn't do anything else!"
PADI Course Director & EFR Instructor Trainer #626900
"I fell in love with scuba watching Jacques Cousteau's Silent World on TV in the 70's.
I learned to dive with BSAC prior to BCD's and balanced regulators, relearning with PADI was a revelation and modern equipment makes scuba so easy for everyone.
No favourite scuba pastimes, love it all, if pushed wrecks are a stand out pleasure underwater. Became an instructor in 2003 and have crept up the instructor ladder steadily as the need arose within the dive centre.
Biggest pleasure is introducing new divers to the delights of the underwater world and sharing their new experiences with them."
Most enjoyable part of being a PADI Member is that there are new innovations appearing almost daily so there is always something new to learn and explore.
Assistant Instructor & EFR Instructor #401582
"I always wanted to dive but never found the time due to me teaching skiing around the world for years and building my business. On finishing active ski instructing and establishing my business I decided to finally take up Scuba. On completing my Open Water course I realised I had the bug! Also as an instructor in a number of other disciplines I quickly realised that I wanted to help other people experience the awesome feeling of being able to Scuba dive. To do this I would have to climb the professional PADI ladder. I achieved Dive Master in 2017 then completed my Assistant Instructor rating this year. I hope to achieve my OWSI rating before the end of the year.Becoming an AI has made me even hungrier to progress further in this epic sport, I love the feeling of learning something new from more experienced instructors on every dive, every day’s a school day!"
I hope to progress as far as I can as a PADI professional and continue to enjoy the pleasure on people’s faces when they experience the thrill of becoming fully fledged OW divers, this is the part that makes me smile the most:)
PADI Assistant Instructor & EFR Instructor #349273
"I wish I had started scuba diving when I was twenty! I have been an electron microscopist, flown planes, been a fire fighter and even tried freefall parachuting. Nothing beats the thrill of scuba diving. When I'm walking down to the water with a ton of weight on my back, I sometimes question why I'm doing this, then I get into the water and I say to myself - oh yeah, that's why!"
PADI Assistant Instructor #354680
"I started diving in Lanzarote in 2007 and have never stopped, I've taken numerous courses with various dive schools and am now with Diveworld, joining their dive team in 2013. As you can probably see from my photo I'm always up for a laugh, but aim to be totally professional when diving."
A valued member of the Diveworld Team we are currently trying to twist Paul's arm to move up to full Instructor level.
PADI Assistant Instructor. #253714
Richard has been with us from the time we opened Diveworld at SDS. Another of our experienced PADI Assistant Instructors, and a popular & experienced member of the dive team.
PADI Assistant Instructor #266889
Mick is a popular and long standing member of the Diveworld team, having originally brought the whole family into Diveworld to learn to dive. He now sits at PADI Assistant Instructor level, having a wealth of diving experience to draw upon.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer & EFR Instructor. #308491
Mark has it bad! A true zero to hero in just over two years! Mark has applied himself to such a degree that he had PADI Instructor in his sights from the beginning, and all with Diveworld. Update, update, Mark is now fully qualified as a PADI MSDT & EFR Instructor. Where will this end, Course Director becons. We love ambition. Looking forward to seeing more of Mark's progress with Diveworld
PADI IDC Staff Instructor & EFR Instructor. #273166
Gareth is a long standing & popular member of the dive team having come through from Open Water Diver to IDC Staff Instructor with Diveworld. You will find him underwater at most of our training weekends and trips. Gareth is our resident PADI Sidemount expert and Instructor, because one tank is never enough.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor & EFR Instructor. #646768
Mat is one of our longest serving & most popular PADI Instructors having come through from PADI Open Water Diver right through to current level of IDC Staff Instructor with Diveworld, leaving very little out in between. An avid diver, Mat is our PADI Sidemount expert & Instructor. Ever present, you will usually find him underwater on most of our training weekends and trips.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor & EFR Instructor #415056
"I started diving in September 2016 but due to having other commitments I didn't really get going until June 2017 when I signed up for the Underwater Navigation course with Diveworld. Since then it has been a whirlwind of courses and trips. 1 year and 9 months on from becoming an Open Water Diver, I became an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Becoming a diver has given me the opportunity to travel to places such as Mexico, the Maldives and Egypt and have such amazing experiences. I feel very lucky to have found something that I am so passionate about that I no longer want it to be just a hobby to me, I hope to one day make it my full time career."
I can honestly say, without an ounce of exaggeration, that scuba diving has changed my life. I'm very thankful to Diveworld for introducing me to the underwater world and as an instructor I look forward to doing the same for others. "
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor & EFR Instructor. #323882
"I got my first taste of the underwater world in Cyprus in 2009. When I came back, I searched for dive clubs in Sheffield, rang what I thought was ScubaDuba and got Steve!! Best mistake I ever made. Since 2010 I have never looked back (and will probably never get my weekends back either!) Diving is my love, my life and Diveworld are my family."
Sarah is one of our latest PADI Instructor success stories and one of our busiest instructors..
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor & EFR Instructor. #362924
"I started diving in early 2013 for something to do on holiday. I quickly realised that holiday diving was not going to satisfy me, I walked into Diveworld, one cold January Friday in 2014 and before I knew it I was rising through the ranks from Advanced Open Water to Rescue Diver and Divemaster (my original goal), and now Open Water Scuba Instructor.
I get so much enjoyment from being under water, that I wanted to give something back, so I became an instructor to help others enjoy the underwater world as much as I do."
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor & EFR Instructor. #302198
Pip is a very experienced diver, having dived around the world, now bringing this expertise to Team Diveworld. He can be found on many of our foreign jaunts with the Diveworld club. Recently qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. and working to build his instructor experience and CV.
PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer
"Hi, my name is Steve Millard, I am a PADI Instructor Trainer in the sport of Freediving. I teach, and I am on the Education commission for the main International Freediving agency, AIDA International. I am happy to announce that jointly with Diveworld we are offering Freediving courses and a Freediving club to add to the activities already on offer." Steve also runs and organises the Mermaiding activities on our club nights, so contact him if you fancy your own tail.
"I am David Wood, retired teacher, steam-engine enthusiast and avid diver. My wife, Angela, and I were fortunate enough to be introduced to scuba by Diveworld and have not looked back since. It is now my great pleasure to be a Divemaster on the Diveworld Team and have the privilege of introducing others to the sport I love."
Recently qualified as PADI Divemaster we welcome Tom to PADI Professional ranks. Super cool both in and out of the water we are looking forward to Tom`s progression up the PADI ladder with Diveworld.
Having recently joined the ranks of PADI Professional diver, Kim shows that you can go from nervous first time bubble blower to full on pro with the right will power and motivation. we are immensely proud to add Kim to our Dive Team as a PADI Divemaster.
Having grafted to achieve the PADI Divemaster ranking he now brings his calm, relaxed style to most of our PADI Discover Scuba Diving sessions and club nights. Loves warm water diving and we regularly lose him to foreign destinations, luckily he always comes back to join us.
Always highlighting what a true PADI Pro should look like, it is with great pleasure that we add Teresa to thr Dive Team as a PADI Divemaster. Upwards and onwards for Teresa.
Edward recently qualified as PADI Divemaster. Always calm and collected underwater, Edward is also a climbing and outdoor pursuits Instructor and the crossover of method works very well for him and within the dive team.
Adding PADI Divemaster to her CV as a professional stunt woman. Never flagging, Imogen has perfected the role of victim on our renouned PADI Rescue courses.
Recent welcome addition to our qualified professionals, Shannon is juggling Divemaster duties with a university career as a marine biologist. We are looking forward to Shannon bringing her expertise into Diveworld.
Working well into his PADI Divemaster internship, Stuart brings a great sense of fun to courses. As one of our more experienced interns on the programme his expertise is valuable role modelling to our newer recruits.
James is one of the latest additions to our Dive Team building up experience and expertise within the Diveworld Instructor Development Team. A keen UK diver James will be one of the rising stars in the Diveworld Team.
Man of many languages, Tomas once boasted of never working more than 3 hours each day. Lets see if that can be maintained now he is part of the Diveworld Team. Another convert from the October Rescue Course, never a dull moment with Tomas on the team.
Yet another October Rescue Diver Course convert, Richard has diverse diving skills to bring along and develop within our awesome DiveTeam. Looking forward to helping Richard expand his diving skills and progress to professional level.
David is one of the latest team signings from the October Rescue course, one of his first with Diveworld. We look forward to mentoring David during his internship and helping his scuba development.
Latest sign up from our PADI Rescue Diver programme, Angus will be looking to transfer his Ski Instructor skills to scuba during his DM internship.
Not only embarking on the exciting Diveworld Divemaster Internship but mastering cold water for the first time. Welcome to UK diving Mahek.
Latest signing to the dive team, Tom is an experienced diver and doctor in real life. Embarking on the Divemaster Internship allows Tom to fit everything into a busy life. We all look forward to watching Tom progress in the coming months.
Making it a family affair, Elizabeth`s ambition is to join big brother Edward as a PADI Professional with Diveworld. A self confessed warm water diver Elizabeth is looking forwardto getting aquanted with the many pleasures of UK diving during her internship.
New to the Divemaster Internship programme, Shaun is working hard to improve all his dive skills to profesional levels. Everyone in the dive team is enjoying his progression and growth.
Steve is working steadily through the Divemaster Internship programme improving all aspects of his diving to professional levels.
Matt is working the PADI Divemaster Internship around a busy working life and young family. An experienced UK diver who is always great fun to have working on the team.
Another experienced young diver with a calm, relaxed manner, he joined Diveworld to do the PADI Rescue Diver course. Joe is another recent, welcome sign up the the PADI Divemaster internship with Diveworld.
Recently signed to the dive team, Anton is a seasoned diver, trained from the off with Diveworld and now a Diveworld Divemaster intern. Never a dull moment when Anton is on the team!
Having started diving in 2015 she is making rapid progress as an intern and is keen to become a PADI Pro. Back in the fold after a short break we are looking forward to Kirstie becoming a pro in 2018.
Showing true enthusiasm, Michael qualified as PADI Rescue Diver on a Sunday and booked his Divemaster Internship on the Monday, like his style. Michael brings a cool and calm demenour to the team and is working steadily and thoroughly through our internship programme towards PADI Pro.