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Christian Llácer Guillén - Company Owner

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

Ellen Lockwood - Administration Manager

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 

Kyle Paterson

Kyle started diving at the age of 12 and has been addicted ever since. He walked into Dive Academy at 15 years old and has never left. 

Just one day after his 18th birthday he took his Instructor exam which he passed with flying colours. He was the youngest IDC staff trainer in the world and in our opinion the best underwater donut ring blower in history.

Certification:  PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Specialities taught: AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Discover Enriched Air Nitrox, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Specialist, Search and Recovery, Sidemount, Skin Diver, Underwater Navigator and Wreck Diver

George Lockwood

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 Diver Master 


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 couldn't take me away from my lovely tree. Wayne fed me every day and when I gained a little more trust I started to use 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.

Certification:  Computer Acquisition Technician (CAT)


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