OUR FANTASTIC DIVE TEAM

Dive Operations Manager

JOHNNY HAYWARD

I am the Dive Operations Manager at Latchi Watersports and this will be my third year with the company. I’m an experienced PADI Course Director/instructor trainer and oversee our experienced dive team. Previous to this I spent 10 years working in Southeast Asia. I’m all about diving, diving and more diving!

chief diving instructor
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PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Anna Warburton

After having spent several years working in Asia and bobbing around the Caribbean, I decided to further my career and stumbled across Latchi Watersports. After becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor last season, I’m looking to gain experience in other aspects of the business, so this year you’ll find me in the main office.

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PADI Divemaster

John Dugan

I served in the British Army for 26 years and have followed my passion for underwater swimming all around the world. After spending years coming to Latchi on holiday to dive with the LWC team, I decided to skip the rat race and make the move permanently to live the dream. I look forward to meeting new people, new experiences and new beginnings.

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Dive Intern

Ashley Hinchcliff

Diving is my number one passion. My goal in life is to dive in as many countries as possible and Cyprus is my top choice to start. I'm already an advanced diver and have dived in the Maldives, Bali, and Komodo. I can’t wait to join the Latchi Watersports team as a Dive Master intern.

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Dive Intern

Karina Visnakova

I’m 20 years old and from Latvia. I’m very adventurous and always on a search for new experiences. I’m passionate about travelling, photography and the sea and have just completed my Open Water course in Vietnam. I’m super excited about the upcoming season and can't wait to meet everyone!

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LATVIAN
PADI DIVING INSTRUCTOR

Hans Roelofs

Since the age of 14, I have thrown myself into every watersports activity possible. I am now 64 and still involved as much as I can be. I have been diving since I was 15, spending most of my time around the North Sea. My diving highlights were diving with white tip reef sharks and gong to the Blue Hole in The Red Sea. In 1978, by accident, I ended up in Cyprus with the intention of just passing through. After scouring the area, I decided to set up shop on the beach with just a small boat and a canoe. This was the beginnings of Latchi Watersports Centre.

Diving
Canoeing
Parasailing
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PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Romany Burns

After working for several years in South America as a dive instructor, I decided to move closer to home. I joined the diving team at Latchi in 2017 and am now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. I also have a passion for underwater photography.

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Dive Guide

Ben Bason

They call me Benny Blue! I completed my Dive Master internship last year with Latchi Watersports and have just finished my instructor course in Thailand this winter. I’m happiest when I’m underwater, I could stay there all day! Looking forward to being back in Latchi this year, the season should be a blast!

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Dive Intern

Christian Able

I’m joining Latchi Watersports as a 2019 Dive Master intern. I come from Worcester and am currently studying Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science at Bristol UWE. I enjoy playing rugby and travelling to new places. I'm looking forward to working in the sun, meeting new people and learning new things!!

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PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR

David Stangroom

I used to work on the cruise ships and was asked if I wanted to complete my Open Water diving course in St. Croix. From my first dive with Eagle rays and Nursing sharks, it was just……wow. So 4 years ago I decided I wanted to become an instructor and have never looked back! I’m now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and a sailing instructor.

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PADI DIVEMASTER

Debbie Lloyd

I am originally from Nottingham, so it goes without saying that I’m a Nottingham Forest fan. I have been married for 20 years to Stuart, but when I am not diving I like to read and socialise. My diving started in Sicily where I completed my Open Water course, and then I progressed on to Egypt to complete my Advanced Open Water. My Dive Master qualification was completed as an internship with Latchi Watersports Centre in 2015.

Travel
Nottingham Forest Fan
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Divemaster

Callum O'Sullivan

I’m experienced in many different areas of the business and have worked in the watersports/outdoor industry for several years. I’m an RYA sailing instructor and assist with all watersports and boat rentals. I also completed my Dive Master internship with Latchi Watersports last year.

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Dive Intern

Joe Watson

After one week of travelling in Georgia in November 2018, I decided to quit my job and started travelling. I came to Cyprus in February and have not looked back. I play the piano, love hiking and adore the sea. 2019 Dive Master internship - I'm ready for you!

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Latchi Dive Centre is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre on the Northwest coast of Cyprus.

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centres (Five Star IDC) are dive centres that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Centre standards, plus offer PADI Instructor-level training. Five Star IDC have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. These businesses excel in using the PADI System of diver education to introduce people to scuba diving and then provide the continuing education that allows individuals to progress on to the dive professional level. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor, find a PADI Five Star IDC to start earning the world’s most recognized and desired professional scuba rating. If you are looking for 5-star service, come to us.

How many dive centres have three commercial dive boats available for daily use?

Here at Latchi Dive Centre we do. That means we can provide a more attentive service to our customers. We can offer greater flexibility and a more reIaxed feeling to our dive trips. If training with Latchi Dive Centre you can enjoy your classroom sessions in air-conditioned comfort with the latest PADI materials available for your viewing. Our equipment is modern, well-maintained and available in all sizes, plus you have the option to buy your own diving gear in our well stocked dive shop.


Latchi Dive Centre is located on the Akamas Peninsular, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north-west coast of Cyprus.

The Akamas is the only large unspoiled coastal area remaining in Cyprus and one of the very few important sea turtle nesting areas in the Mediterranean. Both the Loggerhead Turtle and the rarer Green Turtle nest here; the latter relies on the Akamas beaches for its survival in this region. The Akamas National Park is only a few minutes away from the dive centre. The areas’ natural beauty continues below the surface of the crystal clear waters. Stunning walls, caves, swim-throughs and abundant marine life makes for some great diving. So after diving, explore the Akamas, a truly memorable experience for those visiting the area, both above and below the surface.


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