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ROCIO DIOS RIAL - PADI & RAID Instructor

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 as a PADI instructor.

Rocio enjoys looking for marine life and specialises in teaching children.

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DAVE PILGRIM - SSI Instructor

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.

Dave teaches pretty much the entire recreational syllabus, so he's your man for all our SSI Courses.

 
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CARL FARRAR - PADI Instructor

Carl is one of the area's most experienced PADI instructors and has many many years of experience under his belt.


 
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MIKE TANDY - PADI Instructor

Mike has worked in Greece, Malta, Iceland, and Cyprus as a PADI instructor and has a real affinity for Sidemount diving and teaching. Nicknamed 'Mr trim' he likes to spend some extra time and ensure solid dive skills.

He also has a slight Fourth Element obsession, but it's fairly harmless we've been told.

Always up for a friendly chat, and a wealth of information, Mike is your typical friendly neighborhood dive instructor.

 
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DARREN HEDGES - RAID & PADI Instructor

Darren is our Full Face Mask / Ocean Reef and Recreational CCR instructor.

Although operating his own centre, we love working with him so much that we asked him to be part of the team.

If you want to learn how to dive, and you want to forgo the open circuit and go straight onto the Poseidon rebreather, Darren is your man.

 

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTORS & INSTRUCTOR TRAINERS

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OLIVIER VAN OVERBEEK - RAID Instructor Trainer

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

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 and mainly focusses on CCR, Technical, and Instructor Level programmes.

 
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JOHN KENDALL - GUE Instructor Trainer

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.

 
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ASH ROBERTS - TDI Instructor & RAID IT

Ash has been diving since he was 15 and teaches mainly CCR and technical levels for TDI and RAID.