Meet The Dive-In Larnaca Team

Hannah – Managing Director

Splitting her time between Cyprus and the UK, Hannah runs the show for the behind-the-scenes aspects of the Dive Centre and also runs the Apeks/Aqualung Distribution alongside being the SDI/TDI Cyprus and Greece Regional Manager. Unfortunately she does not get into the water as often as she would like,  but when she does, she focuses on the IDC’s and instructor development aspects of the centre.

She can often be found bribing guests with sweets at the front desk!

Certification: SDI Instructor Trainer, TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor Trainer, TDI Nitrox Gas Blender + FRTI Instructor

Favourite Zenobia Route: Mid Cargo Forklift

Dream Dive: Orcas – Scandinavia

Philip – Operations Manager

Now with Dive In for many years, Phil makes up half of our Operational Management team. Involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the centre from Boat Captain, Instructor, Compressor Man and general handyman. With years of experience guiding on the Zenobia he has recently taken the step into CCR, completing his TDI Air Diluent Deco Certification last year, and is looking to build his hours during 2024. Armed with a subtle and dry sense of humour Phil’s calm approach makes all students feel at ease during training and dives through the wreck – even more impressive considering he does this without drinking any form of caffeine!

Certification: SDI Instructor, TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor, TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor, TDI Advanced Gas Blending Instructor, FRTI Instructor + DAN Instructor

Favourite Zenobia Route: Auxiliary Engine Room

Dream Dive: Truk Lagoon

Marina – Operations Manager

Marina makes up the other half of our Operational Management team entering into her 7th year with the Dive In family. Our on site technical expert and queen of the workshop as our primary Service Technician whilst also teaching technical diving and as a boat captain. 2023 saw her achieve the coveted and well earned qualification of TDI Trimix instructor, in 2024 she hopes to work towards her CCR qualifications and begin diving silent! Her meticulous nature and attention to detail means students are truly put through their paces and all equipment receives first class attention. Alongside all of this she is a dab hand with a paintbrush and has recently redesigned all of our merchandise and team uniform!

Certification: SDI Instructor, TDI Trimix Instructor, ITI Visual Inspection Procedures Instructor + FRTI Instructor

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Nikk – SDI Instructor + TDI Divemaster

After a season of joining us as a customer in 2022, Nikk decided to take the leap from the military and join us full time as a Technical Divemaster last year. We are delighted to have him back for the 2024 season having kicked it off by completing his IDC and IEC and now with us as a fully fledged instructor and eager to get stuck into teaching. A background in mechanics, he is a a true handy man when it comes to keeping our various vehicles going alongside building more technical dive experience on the Zenobia in a year than any other member of Staff has achieved in one season. His military background gives him a unique eye for detail and keen focus on safety and has become another integral cog in the Dive-In machine – we are looking forward to being part of his ongoing development.

Certification: SDI Divemaster, TDI Technical Divemaster, TDI Decompression Procedures Diver + TDI Nitrox Gas Blender.

Favourite Zenobia Route: Auxiliary Engine Room

Dream Dive: Andrea Doria

Stew – SDI + TDI Instructor / Social Media + Photo Guru

After freelancing on and off for a few years we decided to take him permanently, so mid 2023 season Stew joined us a full time member of our team. Working towards some long awaited goals of CCR Diver and TDI Decompression Procedures instructor in the 2023 season, he is now looking to build his technical experience through the 2024 season. With the gift of the Scottish Gab he always has a smile on his face and is great at making customers feel at ease, often found with a camera in his hand, he is also our Social Media and Photo guru both above and under water. He spends his winter off seasons in Cabo, Mexico chasing Whales and rejoins us in March and we look forward to welcoming him back!

Certification: SDI Instructor, SDI Sidemount Instructor, TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor, FRTI Instructor + TDI Nitrox Gas Blender

Favourite Zenobia Route: Lower Davits / Eggs

Dream Dive: Protea Banks – Sharks!

Annie – SDI Instructor

After finishing her degree in Biomedical science she decided to take a break and complete her Divemaster training before entering the ‘real world’ after discovering she absolutely loved it and has not looked back since. After working as DM for a couple of years she went on to complete her IDC and crossed over to SDI when she joined us in March of this year. A thirst for knowledge and diving development, she is looking forward to expanding her dive skills and start exploring technical diving. Over the off season she loves to travel and spend time abroad. We are psyched to have her with us this season and already excited at how she has integrated with the team and settled into the diving.

Certification: SDI Instructor + FRTI Instructor

Favourite Zenobia Route: Upper Cargo

Dream Dive: Ningaloo Reef

Chris – Instructor Trainer

Chris is part of the furniture and is now working his way towards retirement – still on hand for various TDI and IT courses and all sorts of technical advice, he is a long term member of the Dive-In Team of 20+ years. Chris now spends his time on various carpentry projects and advises various centres and dive professionals on all things diving and training.

Certification: SDI Instructor Trainer, TDI OC + CCR Instructor Trainer, TDI Service IT, DAN IT + FRTI IT

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