I started diving 22 years ago and continue to do so with a passion and love both for the sport and especially the marine environment. Over the years, I enriched my education and dive training to include specialties in deep and technical diving, my highest teaching qualification currently being that of a PADI Staff Instructor.
I work hard to increase awareness and love for our oceans by organizing a variety of courses and activities with groups such as the Nautical Archaeological Society and British Diver’s Marine Life Rescue, as well as having guest speakers at monthly club talks relevant to current issues. I have travelled around the world, lived, worked and dived in places ranging from the frozen ice pack north of the Arctic Circle to the tropics of the Red Sea & Indian oceans as well as both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.
Favourite dives? Far too many to mention, but under the ice, the Scapa Flow wrecks, Red Sea reefs, Whale sharks, seals, all of these and more are my favourites. Diving wish list? Got to be Truk Lagoon and the Galapagos islands.
Matthew Wright: Club Lead
Matt has dived all over the UK as well wider afield. He has nearly completed his Divemaster qualification but has fitted in tec training and running the dive club in between. Favourite dives? Anything in a twinset penetrating a wreck! He quite fancies the idea of the Galapagos and the Truk lagoon!
Coming from Greece Stratis has always enjoyed a special bond with the sea and has been snorkelling & free-
I have been diving for about 12 years but it is only in the last couple of years I have started to explore the beautiful opportunities in UK diving. The draw to UK diving was the rich history associated with wreck diving and I am slowly working my way around the UK! A teacher by profession, instructing was a natural step and I love introducing new divers to the underwater world. I have spent considerable time in the Red Sea but I’ve travelled, diving in New Zealand, Australia, Kenya and the Mediterranean. Favourite dives? Got to be the Great Barrier Reef but also Plymouth, my first UK dive trip with stunning visibility and great wrecks. Wish list? Without a doubt the Galapagos Islands.
What we learn with pleasure we never forget