The Team

  • jess
    I started diving in 1998 whilst on holiday in India. On returning back to the UK I enrolled on to the Open water course at the Oxford Dive Centre. I continued with the courses and eventually became an instructor.4 years later and I joined forces with Kim and we bought the Oxford Dive Centre from the previous owner. It has to be the best move that I have ever made. We have got a great bunch working here, all of whom we are indebted to. I can actually say that I enjoy coming to work. Not sure how many other people can say that.
  • keith
    I’ve dived in the UK, the Maldives, Red Sea and the Mediterranean.  I particularly enjoy wreck diving and also diving with pelagics.  This year I progressed into Tec diving, completing 40, 45 and 50, which made diving Scapa Flow in August a fantastic experience.  Even after all this time I still love diving. I love the feeling of being weightless in the water, and as an Instructor I get great satisfaction in developing novice divers into competent and confident qualified divers.
  • emily
    I first got the diving bug when I was travelling around Central America in 2002, it was in fact Belize where I became an Open Water Diver. When I returned I found myself at the Oxford Dive Centre, where I made friends with everyone. That was about 10 years ago, and I have never looked back. I am now a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and I am enjoying the variety of teaching everything from Open Water to Deep Diver Specialities.I am also a Technical diver and can dive to 50 metres using deco procedures. I have travelled to many different locations such as, the Red Sea, Thailand, the Maldives and a variety of other warm places. I still think that some of the best diving is off the shores of the UK, where you can find everything from the Seals in the shallows of the Farne Islands, to the wrecks off the South coast.
  • geoff
    Hi I’m Geoff and I have worked for the Oxford Dive Centre since 2008, progressing from a DMT (Dive Master trainee) to my present position as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (Instructor) & EFR (Emergency First Response) Instructor. I am passionate about diving, be it in warmer climes like the Red Sea, Thailand, various places in the Mediterranean, or here in the UK where offshore diving has so much to offer. We had immense fun diving with some very inquisitive seals off the Farne Islands, and in 2016 I am looking forward to doing some dives on the German warships that were scuppered in Scapa Flow at the end of WW1. I also love seeing our students progress from the tentative Open Water Divers on day 1 in the “Confined Water” section in the pool to the much more proficient, excited divers when they pass the final dive in Vobster Quay where we complete their “Open Water” section. I get to see them again as lots return to continue their dive education and experiences with us, let’s hope you will join their ranks in the near future.See you later.
  • dazza
    I first did a Try dive in Malta whilst on holiday in 2003. I was hooked, the next year I came to the Oxford Dive Centre and signed up for my Open Water course. I am now an Assistant Instructor.I have done all my diving courses with the Oxford Dive Centre, I’ve got Speciality certifications in: Wreck diving, Deep diver, Dry suit, Nitrox, Equipment and also Sidemount. I am also Tec diving now, and I will continue to do my courses with the Oxford Dive Centre.I love assisting with courses, interacting with students and all other divers. I enjoy diving at Vobster Quay, Stoney Cove and at the South Coast.I’ve also dived in the Red Sea, Lanzarote, Maldives and Thailand.
  • dave
    My first experience of diving was in 2008, when I did a Discover Scuba Diver course on holiday. From that point on I was hooked! I completed my Open Water Diver course with Oxford Dive Centre in 2010, and since then I have participated in many other courses with them, including Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Sidemount Diver. I dive wherever I can, both in the UK and abroad. In 2016 I qualified as a PADI Instructor having worked as a Dive Master and Assistant instructor with Oxford Dive Centre. I have a passion for underwater photography, and I’m always keen to learn about new equipment and setups that will help me to get great photos and video. I also love Night dives because it’s such a serene environment underwater at night. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to meet your diving goals!
  • lisa
    Hi my name is Lisa I’ve been working for Oxford Dive Centre since 2009 as a DiveMaster. I enjoy diving in the UK as well as the Red Sea and the Med.I also enjoy doing Tae Kwon Do and I’m looking forward to doing some tournaments this year.
  • chris
    Whilst on holiday in Corfu in 1999 I decided to try scuba diving.  As soon as I got back to the UK I enrolled on the open water course.  Since then I have dived various places such as New Zealand, Maldives, Djerba, Egypt, Corfu and this year Scapa Flow.  As well as diving overseas, UK diving has a lot to offer, including the Farne Islands which I especially enjoy.  In 2005 I combined my other passion, photography, with the underwater photography speciality.  After completing my Dive Master qualification in 2014 I went on to qualify as an Instructor in Digital Underwater Photography and am also now an Assistant Instructor.  I also enjoy a challenge, furthering my diving education and have completed my Tec 40 and 45.  I enjoy diving so much by helping new and existing divers through various courses.  I’ll see you blowing bubbles through my viewfinder soon.
  • colin
    I started diving in 2009 on holiday in Majorca, where did a Try Dive (with some Welsh friends). I enjoyed it so much, on my return home I booked on an Open Water course in Weymouth (free digs at Dad’s) passed that, then spotted the Oxford Dive Centre van in Oxford. Next opportunity I had, I went to the dive centre and liked what I saw, and was made very welcome. I’ve now made over 200 dives, including in Malta and Cyprus. I enjoy warm water and good vis, but UK waters are number one where I’m concerned.I got my Master Scuba Diver in December 2011. I’m now doing my Dive Master training, so I can help other people enjoy diving as much as I do.
  • IMG_0705
    I started my diving adventure in Australia when I did a try dive on the Great Barrier Reef, I preceded to do a number of holiday try dives before discovering Oxford Dive Centre – literally just up the road. From here I completed my Open Water, Advanced and Rescue as well as a number of specialities. I have travelled the world with Oxford Dive Centre, booking onto a number of live-a-board and land based holidays in Egypt, The Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia and I have become an experienced recreational diver. In 2016 I became a Padi Dive Master as part of an internship at Oxford Dive Centre and I look forward to seeing you sometime soon.

  • Stuart
    My Master Scuba Diver qualification was awarded in 2014, I started the Dive Master Trainee program in 2015 and completed it in November 2016.  Recent diving has included completing the Tec 40 course in the Red Sea, Maldives, Galapagos and Scapa Flow.  Looking forward to South Africa, Sangat and Socorro.   I love diving and particularly enjoy the big stuff and wrecks. Diving gives you the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective, in fact it opens a whole new world which is amazing.

  • Sarah
    I gained my Master Scuba Diver qualification in 2014, enrolled as a Dive Master Trainee in 2015 and completed in November 2016 and have just completed my Assistant Instructor course. I am also a technical diver and have qualified as a Tec 45 diver which I have put to use in Egypt and Scapa Flow.  Fantastic diving experiences  The Oxford Dive Centre team are a fantastic group to work with – come and pay us a visit.
  • mattjpg
    In April 2014 I was on holiday in sharm el sheikh when I decided to have a go at a discovery dive. I thoroughly enjoyed it and got the diving bug. On my return I went to Oxford dive centre and booked my padi open water course. I completed this in June 2014. Since then I have dived in Greece , Egypt, South Africa and the Maldives and will be going to Galapagos next year. I have completed multiple speciality courses-sidemount, wreck, digital under water photography to name but a few. My favourite type of diving is on a reef or somewhere with plenty of marine life that I can explore in their own environment. I have recently finished Assistant Instructor course which I really enjoyed due to having such a great team around me at Oxford Dive Centre. I am also a Technical diver and am qualified as a Tec 50.
  • Charlie
  • I first started diving in 2012, with Thames Valley Police up to Rescue level.
  • I properly caught the bug on my first diving holiday to Egypt, with the Oxford Dive Centre, where I got to dive the wreck of the Thistlegorm. Since then I have dived in all sorts of places, but my favourite so far is diving with the Bull sharks in South Africa. I have recently qualified as an Assistant Instructor, and I am also a technical diver and I can dive to 50 metres using Deco procedures.
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