PADI Master 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
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.
PADI Master Scuba Diver trainer. #273166
Gareth is a long standing & popular member of the dive team having come through from Open Water Diver to Master Scuba Diver Trainer with Diveworld. You will find him underwater at most of our training weekends and trips. Gareth is our resident PADI Sidemount expert and Instructor, beacause one tank is never enough.
Assistant Instructor #401582
Mick brings all his skill as a ski instructor and personal trainer to the dive team. Always calm, Mick will soon be moving up to full OWSI within the Diveworld Pro Development programme.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. #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 Master Scuba Diver Trainer 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. #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.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. #362924
Dave has blasted through the ranks showing great aplomb at all levels of training. Recently qualified as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Dave will be building up his instructor credentials within the team, if we can keep him away from Lanzarote for long enough!
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. #302198
Pip is another very experienced diver, having dived around the world, now bringing this expertise to Diveworld. He can be found on many of our foreign jaunts with the Diveworld club. Recently qualifies as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. and working to build his instructor experience and CV.
PADI Open Water Scuba 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 Open Water Instructor. Where will this end, Course Director becons. We love ambition. Looking forward to seeing more of Mark's progress with Diveworld
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."
We are currently trying to twist Paul's arm to move up to 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.
Assistant Instructor #373876
Recently qualified PADI Assistant Instructor, Jen is a warm water advocate braving the cooler climes.
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."
Andy is a recently qualified PADI Divemaster, having grafted to achieve the 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.
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.
Imogen is our most recently qualified PADI Divemaster. Adding this to add to her CV as a professional stunt woman. Never flagging, Imogen has perfected the role of victim on our renouned PADI Rescue courses.
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.
Epitemising the term smitten, once Akila ventured underwater with us she has hardly surfaced since. Experiencing every type of diving going Akila is one of an exciting new group of sign ups that we have confidence will go all the way up the PADI tree, watch this space.
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.
Another of our super keen recruits from the October Rescue Course, Tom has a calm unflustered style which is perfect in the water. We are all looking forward to seeing him devlop into a fine professional.
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.
Keeping the balance right for the fairer sex, Kim is another October Rescue Diver Course sign up. (That must have been one damn fine Rescue Course). Kim has developed into a super diver and we look forward to helping her develop to the next level, PADI Pro!
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.
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.
Works as a great team with husband Stuart, Teresa is not far off full pro certification. Teresa is using her diving skills to role model Divemaster to our newer interns.
Russ is another intern who learned to dive with Diveworld, recognised the quality of training and has stuck around. He has accompanied us regularly on dive trips both in the UK and abroad. Russ' attention to detail and enthusiasm is welcomed to the team and we are all looking forward to his progression to full PADI member status.
Another candidate working towards the latter stages of the internship and also building up Tec diving skills during the course.
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 only started diving in 2015 she is making rapid progress as an intern and is keen to become a PADI Pro.
PADI Divemaster is just one of the activities and ambitions currently on Dagz`s bucket list, fitting it all in takes some organising but we look forward to the blooming od a new PADI Pro.
Showing true enthusiasm, Michael qualified as PADI Rescue Diver on Sunday and booked his Divemaster Internship on Monday, like his style. Michael brings a cool and calm demenour to the team and is another welcome addition to the intern programme.
Shannon is an experienced Rescue Diver, following father Richard into the professional ranks. Training has to be fitted around university and work too so a busy lady.