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A little bit about us here at Ocean View: The dive centre originally opened on this site in 1994. It has seen a lot of changes over the years. Diving has evolved over the years as well, it is a fantastic sport enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Diving opens up the underwater world, a place like no other. There are amazing sights to behold under the waves, be it dolphins, clown fish, sharks, turtles, whale sharks, wrecks or reefs, whatever it is that takes your fancy, there is something for everyone.
Meet the team
The team here at Ocean View are passionate about diving, our number one concern is your safety, whether we are teaching you to dive, or servicing your dive equipment, below is a little bit more about us.
Joint owner of Ocean View Diving and Southern Cylinder Services. PADI M.I.
Graeme learnt to dive in Northamptonshire about 20 years ago. Since then all of his training has been carried out in UK waters. Graeme became a PADI Pro in 2004 and completed his IDC at Stoney Cove in 2005. Over the years he has dived extensively both at home and abroad.
Now Graeme spends most of his time behind the scenes, running both the dive centre and our sister company Southern Cylinder Services. He also does the dirty jobs like checking out various dive locations all around the globe.
PADI Instructor M.S.D.T
Angela learnt to dive in the balmy waters of Stoney Cove in Leicestershire in 2001, and continued to do all of her training in the UK, with her PADI Instructor course back at Stoney Cove in 2008.
Angela is one of our full time PADI instructors, able to teach PADI Seals right up to Divemaster, with lots of Specialty courses in between.
She is also now one of our two PADI Freediving Instructors at the centre, developing our training abilities whenever she can.
Angela has been diving in a few far flung places, such as Australia, Socorro and the Maldives, but is pretty happy playing with the Seals off of our own UK coastline.
You will usually find her developing new wrinkles in the pool or behind her Mac sorting out the website.
PADI Assistant Instructor
Jen is our resident Aussie who has has been diving since the age of 15. Training just outside of Sydney with her Dad, she soon realised being a mermaid was amazing and was completely hooked.
Having been fortunate enough to travel a lot for work, Jen has managed to dive all over the globe in all types of waters including the Galapagos, Easter Island, The Cenotes and of course the Great Barrier Reef.
She first started training with Ocean View to do her Rescue diver in 2009 with Graeme, and has been a part of the team since 2013 when she gave up her career of 20 years and decide splashing about in the water was much more fun.
For most of the time you will see Jen in the pool helping all types of people of all ages to discover how cool it is to breathe underwater, or she will be running about the shop.
Since learning to dive in Egypt in 2009, Niki has dived in various places around the world, ticking off her bucket list in Lembeh, Socorro, Maldives and more recently French Polynesia. Her favourite place has to be Galapagos.
Niki is an amateur photographer, happy to be with the squidgy stuff as well as sharks.
You will find her in the shop serving and filling cylinders.
PADI Instructor M.S.D.T
Andy is a very experienced diver and became a PADI instructor in 2011.
He is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and an EFR instructor as well as being qualified to teach a number of PADI specialties.
He is also a sidemount instructor and enjoys technical diving.
Martin qualified as an open water diver in 2006 in Mexico. He then went on to advanced open water, wreck diver, deep diver and a few other specialities.
In 2013 he decided to take the professional route, and qualified as a Divemaster in 2014. He really enjoys helping people to experience the amazing underwater world, whether here in the UK or in warmer climes around the world.
If you want to get to know more about us, pop by or drop us an email to see what we can do to help on your next diving adventure.