Meet our expert team of PADI qualified team instructors. They are incredibly passionate and enjoy sharing their passions for the underwater world with our visitors!
Donovan – PADI Divemaster
Favourite Animal: Great White Sharks
I’ve been fascinated with the oceans since I was a child and sharks have been an obsession of mine. I remember the first time I saw a Shark and couldn’t believe how incredibly beautiful and amazing it was. I dive so I can get closer to sharks and to help other people get closer to them too!
Mike – PADI Instructor
Favourite Animal: Nurse Sharks
I began diving in 1982 as an Army diver. Having qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver in 2011 I’ve now completed over 500 dives across the world. I progressed to become a qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor and joined the team at Blue Planet Aquarium in 2019. Here I’m lucky having the opportunity to dive with sharks every week, and the privilege of sharing my passion with visitors!
Sophie – PADI Instructor
Favourite Animal: Wobbegong Shark
I first started diving in 2015 in the Maldives and since then I’ve completed most of my dive training in Indonesia. I now study Marine Biology and Oceanography at university whilst working at Blue Planet Aquarium. We have a great team and I especially love to dive with the shark experiences on the weekend were I can share my passion with our customers!
Brian – PADI Instructor
Favourite Animal: I don’t really have a favourite, they are all special, but I do have a bit of a soft spot for the Zebra sharks!
I first dived while on holiday in Malta in 2013. I enjoyed it so much I signed up for my PADI Open Water course straight away! After diving all around the World I became a PADI Instructor in 2016.
I particularly enjoy wreck diving because of the wildlife they support and the history around them.