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Meet the TechWise Team

Our team of technical divers is led by a full time Platinum Course Director/DSAT Instructor Trainer, who is supported by 2 Master Instructors and 4 IDC Staff Instructors and IANTD and TDI Instructors.

Alan Whitehead - Platinum Course Director

Platinum Course Director for last 8 years (from the start!) and the only resident Platinum CD in Malta. Been diving for over 25 years, originally through CMAS but moved to PADI in mid 1990's and never looked back. Previously owned The Diving Academy for 10 years along with Viv which was a great success in the Manchester and Liverpool areas and often organised holidays and IDC's to Malta using Divewise as their base... they loved the centre so much and Maltese way of life they bought it !! Alan will be able to offer Cave Diving Courses and Side Mount Courses when he returns from Mexico at the end of Jan 2011..... so book your flights and come and join him explore the caves of Malta and Gozo...

Vivienne Whitehead - Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor - looks after all the administration and keeps the staff on their toes. If you call or email Divewise, then it will probably be Viv that you deal with and always with a smile. Viv enjoys her diving when she gets the chance but often has to blow the cobwebs off her kit beforehand.... she prefers to run the centre making sure it all runs well, organises boats for trips and any other requests and loves to see the divers coming back later in the day with big smiles and looking at their photos - very good at recommending restaurants too for a special meal for 2 or a group affair At the end of the day you can join her at Huggins with a Vodka and Tonic or a Drambuie on ice which does the trick to end another perfect day!

Sarah Shaw - Master Instructor

Sarah was a previous Instructor with Alan and Viv at The Diving Academy and soon followed them over to Malta along with her husband Howard.... now enjoying what they love to do best, in Nov 2010 Sarah also achieved to become an EFR Instructor Trainer.

Howard Shaw - Master Instructor

A Master Instructor joined us in September 2008 and is a valuable all rounder enjoys teaching photography and DPV. Howard makes the other half of a couple with Sarah Shaw, and they also form a formidable photo and video partnership too! You'll see us linking to their awesome videos all the time on our blogs.

Howard also enjoys helping out with Techwise our sister company for the blending of gases for the divers the following day and has enjoyed doing some courses with Alan to help look after pleasure divers - enjoys the HMS Stubborn and has acted as a safety diver during courses Howard also achieved a goal by becoming an EFR Instructor Trainer in Nov 2010 and can also teach Tec 40 Courses... another string to his bow.

Stephen Scerri - IDC Staff Instructor

Stephen did his Open Water Course with 3 friends back in April 2009 and went on to complete his Advanced and some specialties. He soon became addicted to his new hobby and was soon a Rescue Diver too. There was no surprise when he soon signed up for his Divemaster and then went on to the IDC in April 2010 - he passed with flying colours and had the biggest smile ever!! He now enjoys teaching for Divewise on the weekends or happy to take out the night divers on pleasure dives or the Night Specialty. Stephen teaches with passion and great care and always has the divers coming out of the water with his infectious smile!


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