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Meet the Dive Academy Team!
Christian has always had a passion for the sea and he graduated as a marine biologist from the University of Alicante in 2010.
While exploring the Caribbean he discovered the amazing underwater world and he was hooked on scuba diving! After becoming a PADI Instructor he decided to move back to Spain in search of his next big adventure. That’s when fate took over and he met the love of his life, Ellen.
After 10 years of gathering knowledge and experience Christian took the next step of becoming the proud owner of Dive Academy. The dynamic duo have been successfully running the business together ever since.
Certification: PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor and Boat Captain
Specialities taught: AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Discover Enriched Air Nitrox, Enriched Air Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Specialist, Skin Diver and Wreck Diver
George is Ellen’s little brother (well not so little!) he stands at nearly 2 meters tall.
Christian took George under his wing at the tender age of 16 and has taught him everything he knows about scuba diving. He began diving 3 years ago and is still amazed with the variety of marine life in the Mediterranean.
As the youngest member of our team he demonstrates a great enthusiasm and love for all water activities.
Certification: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
David came to the world of diving by accident (but a good one), his best friend had signed up for the Open Water and since he was in a hurry to go alone, he asked him to accompany him.
As soon as the course was over, David, on the recommendation of his instructor, bought all the diving equipment and a pack that included from Advanced to Divemaster.
He was diving in different parts of the world, until after a diving trip to Bali (Indonesia) in 2016, he decided to return to Spain to leave his job of 11 years as an administrator and become a PADI Instructor to be able to teach others the wonderful world of diving. diving.
From 2018 to 2022 David has been working in Indonesia, where he has become a Staff Instructor, and has returned to work with the Dive Academy family and his friend Christian whom he met a long time ago, in order to continue growing as his goal is to become in Course Director.
Certification: PADI Staff Instructor, First Aid, CPR and DEA Instructor; and Yacht Captain
Specialities taught: AWARE – Coral Conservation, AWARE – Shark Conservation, AWARE Project Specialist, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diving, NITROX – Enriched Air, Emergency Oxygen Supply, Tec Rec Trimix Gas Mixer, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Navigation, Equipment Specialist, Drift Diver, Dive Against Debris and Skin Diver.
Ellen’s family decided to exchange the rainy weather of Manchester (UK) for the sunny Spanish lifestyle when she was only 9 years old. Growing up in Spain she got a real taste for a more adventurous lifestyle.
Ellen and Christian met, fell in love and he became her very own dive instructor. Their adventures took them to Thailand for 6 months then on to Mexico.
The wanderers returned home to Spain for Ellen to begin her Administration and Finance diploma. With this under her belt she is now the driving force behind Dive Academy alongside her best mate Christian.
Certification: Rescue Diver and Graduate in Administration and Finance.
Hello I am Snorkel. I was born here in the Marina with my sister Scuba. My sister went to live with some nice people, but I always ran away so they could not take me away from my lovely tree.
They feed me every day and as I trust them, I the Dive Centre as my home. I spend all day lazing in the Spanish sun and sometimes, if I am too lazy and I don´t run away, you can tickle me under my neck. I like that.
I love you ❤️