Browsing: Diver Profiles

Meet today’s featured diver, Wendy Saes, 33 year old Master Scuba Diver Trainer from the Netherlands who certainly has a passion for the underwater world of scuba diving! When and where did you start diving? I finished my first diving course in July 2011 in the Netherlands Why did you start diving? Since I was a 12 year old girl I wanted to dive. I adored everything that had anything to do with water. Unfortunately I only started diving when I was 28. Diving opened a lot of knew opportunities for me. I met a lot off nice people with the…

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Kelvin Murray is a professional diver, expedition leader and explorer specialising in remote and polar locations. Kelvin was Field Diving Officer for the British Antarctic Survey where he managed a world-class scientific diving programme throughout the harsh polar winter.  Later joining the expedition industry, he combined natural history filmmaking with leading adventurous divers in the world’s remotest locations including exploratory diving expeditions to South Georgia, Svalbard and East Greenland.  Kelvin has explored every continent and every ocean, culminating in thousands of expedition dives worldwide. Through his consultancy business Silvertip, Kelvin’s clients include expedition companies, wildlife charities, National Geographic photographers and…

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Say hello to today’s featured diver, Michael Bear from Ocean Sanctuaries,  a citizen science directed ocean non profit organisation. Full Name: Michael Bear Age: 58 Live In: San Diego, California Working For: Ocean Sanctuaries (a citizen science directed ocean nonprofit organization) Diver Qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver/over 1000 dives. When and where did you start diving? My first experience with scuba diving was at the age of 11, in Thailand. I later became a certified scuba diver while in college. Why did you start diving? There was something ineffable that simply seemed to draw me to the ocean–I’m not sure…

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As a diver, when it comes to having something good on your resume, it is hard to know what makes you stand out from the crowd. This is not a problem for today’s featured diver Richard Hyman, who is not only a highly experienced diver but also a former Cousteau diver, who completed his first dive in the swimming pool of Philippe Cousteau, before going on to dive with Jacques Cousteau on board the Calypso. Full Name: Richard E. Hyman Age: 59 Live In: Weston, CT Working For: Xerox Corp. Diver Qualifications: Former Cousteau Diver. Served aboard R/V Calypso. When…

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Say hello to today’s featured diver, 13 year old Indigo Bolandrini from El Gouna in the glorious Red Sea. We have featured Indigo before but a lot has changed since our last interview. Not only has she relocated to Egypt from London but she has also now met me while we were on the same  dive boat! Indigo has a real passion for the sport and when she is not at school she can be seen heading out in to the blue with our friends from Orca Dive Club El Gouna. Full Name: Indigo Bolandrini Age: 13 Live In: El…

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Say hello to today’s featured diver, Nicholas Curzon. Nicholas is the c0-founder of Friends For Sharks, an initiative which aims to raise the plight of sharks and rays around the world and one which The Scuba News is a proud sponsor of. Full Name: Nicholas Curzon Age: 31 Live In: Currently traveling around the World though ‘home’ would be Southern England Working For: Friends for Sharks Diver Qualifications: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor When and where did you start diving? 1995, I completed the theory and confined water dives in a small pool in a back garden somewhere in South…

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