Scuba Diving
Essex – Herts – Cambs

We are the most experienced PADI Dive School in the region
and concentrate on conducting safe fun courses for all our students
with 1 on 1 supervision on ALL entry level courses as standard!

 

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Why you should choose 2DiVE4 for your Scuba Diving training

2DiVE4 have been teaching people to scuba dive for 16 years, making us the most experienced 5 Star IDC PADI Scuba Diving dive Centre in the South East of England. Our dive centre is situated on the Essex/Herts border which makes us the ideal choice for those who live in Essex, Herts and Cambridge. Our dive centre is equipped with a modern classroom, stocked dive shop and offer a dive kit servicing service and scuba air fills.  2DiVE4 offer the full range of PADI scuba diving courses for children and adults from the entry level PADI Open Water Course, taught over two weekends’ right up to PADI diving instructor courses for those who are interested in working in the diving industry.We also offer the full range of TDI technical diving courses for those who want to dive deeper for longer. We have an experienced dive team that are qualified to the highest PADI standards. The entire dive team are patient and understanding to all our students needs and learning abilities. This sets us apart from all of our competitors.

 

Steve Hills – Owner & Director

Steve Hills learnt to dive 17 years ago and caught the scuba diving bug in such a way he worked his way up to PADI Instructor level within a year. In 2001 Steve formed 2DiVE4 and started to teach others to dive. Over the years 2DiVE4 has grown into be one of the most successful dive centres in UK, teaching thousands of courses over the last 16 years, with lots of help from the 2DiVE4 dive team. “Scuba diving is my life. It’s taken me all over the world and given me the chance to experience diving with many people and make lots of new friends. The reefs and wrecks I’ve dived on have been amazing and I have experienced diving with a variety of sea life”.

 

The 2DiVE4 Team

2DiVE4 is made up of a team highly experienced PADI Instructors, Assistant Instructors and PADI Divemasters. The dive team has grown over the years and most of the team have come through the ranks of 2DiVE4 from Open Water Diver level.  Having all learnt their scuba diving skills in the Essex – Herts – Cambs area, they are the ideal instructors to teach you your PADI Open Water Course and future courses. “We currently have the best dive team we’ve had for many years”….. Safe, professional and knowledgeable!

 

Below is a profile of each team member:

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Steve Hills

Steve Hills

PADI Master Instructor, TDI Trimix Instructor, EFR Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 2,600+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Seal diving in the Farne Islands
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 800+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? The Galapagos Islands

Axenia Petrova

Axenia Petrova

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – None, thus far!
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – I am open to suggestions.
How many dives have you completed overseas? 400+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Komodo National Park

Bobbie Marley

Bobbie Marley

PADI Staff Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 130+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Seal diving in the Farne Islands
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Mexico

John Colbert

John Colbert

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 430+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Farnes Islands & wreck diving in Plymouth
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 65+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Malta!

John English

John English

PADI Master Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 600+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? Any wreck site
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 2000+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Malta, in particular the wreck of ‘Le Polynesien

Ken O’Connor

Ken O’Connor

PADI Staff Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 250+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Scapa Flow
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 40+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea – Straits of Tiran

Laura Pretlove

Laura Pretlove

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 250+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? I like teaching at Stoney Cove
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea

Anthony Mason

Anthony Mason

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 150+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? Capernwray
How many dives have you completed overseas? 50+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Cozumel (Mexico), The Red Sea, Malta & Gozo

Pete Skyme

Pete Skyme

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 1000+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Plymouth for the wrecks
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 250+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Malta for the wrecks

Tim Young

Tim Young

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 100+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Portkerris
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 80+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

PADI Assistant Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 200+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – River mouth – Porthkerris
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 130+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Ghiannis D – Red Sea

Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson

PADI Assistant Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? –200+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Seal Diving in the Farne Islands.
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50 +
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Turks & Caicos Islands

Steve Line

Steve Line

PADI Assistant Instructor & EFR Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 200+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Farne Islands
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson

PADI Assistant Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 150+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Capernwray.
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50 +
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – The Red Sea

Paul James

Paul James

PADI Assistant Instructor

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 60+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – NDAC in Chepstow.
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 40 +
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Malta & The Red Sea

Mat Henderson

Mat Henderson

PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 150+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Scapa Flow
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 50+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Moorea, French Polynesia

Andy Nightingale

Andy Nightingale

PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 100+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Stoney Cove
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 7
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Akumal, Mexico

Callum Nightingale

Callum Nightingale

PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 100+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Gildenburgh Water
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 7
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Rose Hall Reef, Jamaica

Geoff Wood

Geoff Wood

PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 60+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Plymouth for the wreck diving
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 60+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea Liveaboard

Wayne Marper

Wayne Marper

Trainee PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 44
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Stoney Cove
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 16
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Red Sea, Thistlegorm

Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Trainee PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 28
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Swanage
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 72
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Hoga, South-west Sulawesi, Indonesia

Jonelle Gingrich

Jonelle Gingrich

Trainee PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 2
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Stoney Cove
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 40+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Roatan

Gary Fullick

Gary Fullick

Trainee PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 70+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Plymouth. Wreck of the Elk
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 20+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Cozomel. Palancar Reef

Siobhan Tuson

Siobhan Tuson

Trainee PADI Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 40+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Farne Islands
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 0+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – N/A

Scott Rico

Scott Rico

Trainee Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 80+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Plymouth. Wreck of the Elk
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 30+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Silfa, Iceland & Sharks in Koh Phi Phi

Andy Evans

Andy Evans

Trainee Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 50+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Swanage – First Sea Dive
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 0+ – Mexico soon!
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – N/A

Shane France

Shane France

Trainee Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 90+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Diving with seals in the Farne Islands
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 0+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – N/A

Claudia Caiafa

Claudia Caiafa

Trainee Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 60+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Swanage Wreck Diving
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 20+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Cozumel

Jane Pearce

Jane Pearce

Trainee Divemaster

How many dives have you completed in the UK? – 90+
Where is your favourite UK dive destination? – Capernwray
How many dives have you completed overseas? – 20+
Where is your favourite overseas dive destination? – Sudan, soon to be Maldives!

Scuba

Scuba

Ball catcher & living waste disposal unit

‘Scuba’ is our black labrador team dog and is the cutest member of the 2DiVE4 team (except Steve of course). He has already become the centre of attention with our team and has all our team members and customers alike drooling over him (he also returns the compliment by dribbling over them!).

Scuba is Mr Accident Prone! Since he has been with us he has constantly been in the vets with a variety of problems mainly caused by him eating things he shouldn’t.

If you are are at Stoney Cove or Gildenburgh Water and see Scuba there, be careful! He has been known to pick up the odd mask and computer that’s been laying about!

If you’re passing then pop in to say hi to him but be prepared to stay a while as he is so infectious. Where did we get the name from???… Beats me!

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