Ian a company director passed his PADI Open Water back in 1998, becoming a PADI Divemaster in 2010 moving up through to PADI Course Director in 2018.
He has dived extensively around the world, but always comes back to the UK!
Ian is also a PADI Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer and Rebreather Diver.
Kev our M.D. started diving back in the 1990's becoming a PADI Professional in 1999.
He has worked extensively in the Industry both in the UK and abroad. He just loves what he does and gave up a real job to do it.
He is a PADI Tec Trimix Instructor and Rebreather Diver.
Qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver back in 2000 Dani is a confirmed UK Wreck Diver. Don't be fooled by the soft exterior.
Dani is a PADI Tec Trimix Instructor and we struggle just to keep her out of the water.
But be aware she is in charge of organising us all.
Victor got the bug back in 2006 and like most of us just can't get it out of his system.
Earning his first PADI qualification back in 2006 he moved through to the pro ranks.
He has been working as part of our team since 2015 and as well as out on our regular dive boats you will see him in charge of the PADI Seal Team most months.
February 2019 Ben has started his PADI Divemaster Internship.
Welcome to the team
Rumoured to be the result of a saucy liaison between Poseidon himself and a extremely flirty mermaid, Rory has always felt very at home underwater since he was young.
Qualifying in the UK as an Open water diver back in 2004.
Several years ago now, Rory walked into the shop to merely enquire about getting his kit serviced and the possibility of a wreck diving course having had a long break from diving. He was served by Kev so, several hundred dives later he is still getting his kit serviced, doing courses and after joining the team, teaching people how to dive as an instructor.
“ Every dive is different even at the same location, love diving wrecks and visiting dive sites all over the world. Get real satisfaction from getting people of any age through their Open water and subsequent courses, seeing the smiles on their faces after introducing them to sights below the waves”.
Sure you will bump into him at the shop, on the boat, at the beach or on a course soon!
Ginge (mike) Harrison
Ginge and Kev have been kicking around together for more years than they care to remember.
Ginge has dived all around the world but just loves the temperate water of the UK.
One of the quiet members of our team who just loves being under the water.
He is a Tec 50 Trimix Diver.
Stewart is another UK Wreck Diver, but if not a Drift will be great.
He has been diving since his University Days and is a PADI Tec Trimix Diver as well as a Rebreather Diver.
Stewart and Kev met when taking their Instructor Courses many years ago.
Carl qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver back in 2007 with POOLE DIVING. He got the bug bad moving up to Assistant Instructor in 2017.
He just creates havoc with our Youth Divers but may also be seen lurking at Depth regularly with Ian as his Buddy.
He is a PADI Tec 50 Trimix Diver and just does not want to get out!
Dave is another home grown diver. Kev will never forget that Advanced Open Water Dive on the Betsey. Wow how much visibility did we get?
Dave started his PADI Career in 2003 qualifing as Open Water. Qualifing at his first professional level as a Divemaster back in 2007 and moving up to Assistant Instructor in 2017.
He has dived all over the world over the years and since qualifing has always been an intergeral part of our teching team.
If you want to learn about Navigation Dave is your man.
Lee Came to us for a PADI Discover Scuba and just look what we made him! Yep a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader in 2018.
Another Staff member that just wants to dive all the time and everywhere.
Lee has dived in various places through Europe and of course you will almost always find him on our UK Boat Diving Trips.
Passing my open water in September 2020 opened the gates into a new adventure and hobby.
Been searching for lost pirate treasure and mermaids ever since.
With no sign of either, I've decided to take on the challenge of becoming a Divemaster.
Hayley qualified as an open water diver in 2018 and since then it’s been hard to get her out of the water.
Hayley fell in with a boatload of technical divers who quickly helped her pursue deep technical dives on trimix and eventually she ended up on a rebreather.
Since helping out at the pool Hayley decided to further her diving skills and take on the Divemaster challenge.
When Hayley isn’t in the water you will find her Hustling people in the pub at the pool table.
Water has been a major passion in my life since I was a young lad. Back then it gave me 10 years of competitive swimming, where I competed across the country alongside some lifelong friends. It was no surprise to anyone that my first dive experience in Malta back in 2007 sparked something deep inside me, and I have been hooked ever since.
Life did get in the way, giving me two wonderful kids - my son who also loves the water - and my daughter who isn't as keen - and a career that lead me to the amazing family at Poole Diving Centre.
For me, Diving is Freedom. It doesn't matter how bad your day has been, how hard life may have become, or how stressed and overwhelmed you feel... you gear up, get in the water, and everything is amazing. It's a feeling that is hard to explain until you're under the waves experiencing pure bliss.
Vicky qualified as Open Water diver back in 2008 while studying her science degree in Spain.
She started her diving journey in the UK with Poole Diving in 2021 and, since then, has not stopped learning new skills with PADI courses and specialities.
If you want to chat about ecology and conservation, find Vicky!