Director, PADI Staff Instructor #396698 (South Africa)
Marcel’s passion for diving started back in 1993, when he did his OW in Sodwana Bay South Africa. Falling in love with the environment and for his love of the ocean, he was hooked from the word go.
Owning a freight logistics company and a freelancing bush safari company for many years, Marcel’s passion for the natural environment was guiding him in a different direction. In 2016, Marcel started with his Divemaster course and finished the next year with his PADI Instructor course in 2017. At the same time, he sold his house and moved with his family to Cyprus, where he bought and is a part owner of The Aquatic Centre (formerly Aloha Divers).
Marcel spends his time running the business, supporting the fantastic dive crew, skippering the boats, teaching and guiding. He loves meeting new people and making customers feel part of the dive centre!
Dive Instructor – PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #365134 (England)
Owen’s passion for the Ocean began in 2004 when he tried Scuba Diving for the first time in the Maldives. Hooked from his first breath, he went all through the motions completing his Open Water course in 2006 in Cyprus, continuing right up until Rescue. In 2014, Owen decided he wanted to make a career out of it and here began his life as a Divemaster which took him to Dubai, England and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. With the intense satisfaction he gains from being able to spread his love for the ocean and share it with others; introducing them to a world beneath the surface, a world which changed his life!
In addition to being a dive instructor, Owen is also a savvy man with a toolkit! As a marine engineer and holding a BTEC in marine biology; be sure to ask Owen all your aquatic related queries!
Dive Instructor – PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #436682 (England)
After leaving England at age 20, it has now been 7 years that Nicole been travelling the world. Previously a professional Circus Artist until falling head over heels with the underwater world during her Divemaster Training in Asia, Nicole decided to swap one lifestyle of bright lights and big cities to paradise islands with crystal clear waters. The silence and sense of calm felt day after day in those magical waters, tainted her circus soul and stole her heart. She knew then that this was it, she could only ever be a salty little sea dog.
After diving in Asia, England and the Mediterranean, Nicole decided it was time to make a base in Cyprus with us. As an MSDT, Nicole’s teachable specialities include: Sidemount, Wreck, Deep, Enriched Air Nitrox, 02 Provider and more!
Dive Instructor – PADI Staff Instructor #636279 (England)
Scott began his diving journey after a backpacking trip to Australia; being so close to the Great Barrier Reef was an opportunity not to be missed and once in the water he was hooked! After returning to England the thought of diving was never too far away and after 2 years, a holiday to Cyprus became the deciding factor.
Leaving the U.K. in 2005, Scott returned to Cyprus with the goal to work the season in a dive centre. After completing his divemaster course, he did exactly that and his passion for the underwater world exploded, making the choice to go on to become an instructor an easy decision.
15 years later and Scott is still loving every minute of his life as a Scuba Diving Instructor in Cyprus. Scott is also our in-house Gas Blender and Skipper with a wealth of knowledge to share on just about every aspect of diving.