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OLIVIER VAN OVERBEEK

Oli started diving in 1998 on holiday in the south of France, where he instantly fell in love with the underwater world.

He started his training in Holland with the NOB, then transitioned to BSAC after moving to the UK South coast in 2000, and eventually joined PADI in 2009. After joining RAID in 2014 he started working with, and learning from Paul Toomer directly, and in 2015 joined the first RAID IT program.

He’s a RAID Recreational and Technical IT, as well as a Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor and a test diver for various manufacturers, as well as a technical consultant and course author for dive RAID International.

Oli currently co-runs Diving Matrix and DiveLife Manchester and provides dive training in the UK, Malta and mainland Europe.

 
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DAVE PILGRIM

Dave has been teaching diving for many years now, originally at Orca dive with Nick & Caroline Brown, in recent years Dave has been teaching as an independent instructor and now teaches under the DiveLife banner.

In 2017 Dave crossed over from
PADI to SSI, the latter now being his primary agency.

 
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ROCIO DIOS RIAL

Rocio started diving in her native Spain back in 2013 and initially learned with SSI, she then continued her training in Malta all the way up to instructor, where she worked for 2 seasons in one of the top Maltese dive centres.

In 2017 Rocio crossed over from PADI to RAID and now hold dual instructor-ship, she enjoys looking for marine life and specialises in teaching children.

 
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CARL FARRAR

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EXTERNAL INSTRUCTORS


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JOHN KENDALL

John is our go-to GUE Instructor and Instructor Trainer, as one of the most prolific GUE-UK instructors and explorers we are please to work with him strengthening the DiveLife course offering.

For more information about GUE please contact the shop, or attend one of the scheduled info evenings.