It takes someone with very special qualities to be a Reef Divers staff member. We often review more than 100 job applications to find one great match. We look for individuals who are passionate about taking care of our guests and the marine environment, and are focused on ensuring diver safety. They must be able to make it a great day for every diver in their care.
These Reef Divers Pros Will Care for You on Your Next Visit to Little Cayman Beach Resort:
Sharon is from Capetown, South Africa, and has been diving since 2001. She decided to learn to dive to escape the rat race – and she probably couldn’t have found a better place than Little Cayman. Sharon loves the silence and tranquility she experiences while underwater. She is Manager of Reef Divers and was honored with the 2018 Stingray Award as Watersports Manager of the Year by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.
Phil from Bournemouth, England, began diving in 2006. It was a crowdsourced decision – many of his friends were certified, so learning to dive seemed like the right thing to do. He credits this as being the best decision he’s ever made. What does he love most about diving? The fish and quietness of the underwater world.
Louise from Somerset, England, made her first dive in 2003. She completed a Discover Scuba experience with her sister when she was 13 and has never looked back. Louise loves the feeling of weightlessness and recharges her spirit and soul with the peace and the tranquility she experiences while diving.
Rhys from Wales, United Kingdom, started diving in 2012 in search of a new adventure. The best rewards for him are getting to see beautiful places and meeting great people along the path of his career and travels. Rhys especially loves discovering new-to-him aquatic species and experiencing and showing others his favorite swim-throughs.
Julie is from Bellevue, Washington, and began diving in 1992. She fell in love with the underwater world while participating in a Discover Scuba class in Bermuda. What makes her passionate about diving? Julie loves the sensation of breathing underwater and feeling of weightlessness – but especially the wonderment of sharing this world and these experiences with others.
Simon, from Grantham, England, began diving in 2006. He went on holiday (aka vacation for our US visitors) to French Polynesia and thought it looked like something cool to learn to do. Simon loves to dive even when he’s not working. The tranquility he finds in the sea brings peace to his soul, and the intimacy of being part of the underwater world gives him an inspirational intimacy with nature.
Josh is from Alpharetta, Georgia, and knew he wanted to be a diver many years before he was old enough to legally learn. During kindergarten, his dad brought in his scuba gear and a dive video for show-and-tell which amazed his classmates and hooked Josh. What does he love most about diving? It’s being a visitor in an environment that feels mysterious and otherworldly where he can explore and connect with nature in a truly happy place.
Karolina from Sankt Goar, Germany, got hooked on diving in 2003 after landing a summer job in Greece on a dive boat. She just had to get certified and has been traveling the globe and exploring the world’s seas since then. There isn’t anything about the underwater world Karolina doesn’t love – from feeling weightless to interacting with small and large marine creatures. But the best is that no matter how many thousands of dives she does, she always manages to encounter something she hasn’t seen before.
Tiago is from Coimbra, Portugal, and started diving in 2005 to collect samples for his MSc degree in Marine Ecology. Tiago loves the freedom of movement and peace that comes from being suspended in the sea free from the pull of gravity. He finds it very rewarding to help divers increase awareness of and connection to the sea environment. He is our Underwater Photo Pro.
Grace, from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, was first exposed to diving at age 11 on a family snorkeling trip. She saw divers below and knew she had to do that, too – getting certified in 2014. Grace loves not knowing exactly what she’s going to see as she explores the underwater world, escaping from the world’s tech “noises” with just the sounds of her own bubbles and chirps of fish around her. Her goal is to help everyone become more aware of the fragility of the ocean. Grace is our Dive Coordinator.
Steve is from Pembrokeshire on the southwest coast of Wales. He grew up on the shores of the north Atlantic Ocean, falling in love with it and its marine life even before exploring beneath the surface. The area has an active 7-month dive community, but because these local waters rarely got warmer than 63-degrees – Steve didn’t do a Discover Scuba until a visit to Indonesia. He was hooked. Now Steve feels like he’s entering another world every time he sinks below the surface and considers diving his own form of meditation.
Andy comes to us from Staffordshire, England, and just began diving in 2018 as the start of a new career that also involved his passion for travel. He enjoys exploring the wide variety of marine life in our warm, Cayman Caribbean from slugs to sharks and everything in between – all in their natural habitat. Andy’s goal is to inspire guests to fall in love with this beautiful undersea world, too, and to learn to make their discoveries respectful of preserving and protecting the marine life and environment.
Reef Divers’ team member Laurie is a “Buckeye” from Chillicothe, Ohio, known for being the first capital when statehood was granted. She began diving in 2015 on Andros island in the Bahamas while earning her degree in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel and especially enjoys the friendly, family atmosphere around divers and diving. Laurie’s goal is to help create the next great adventure for her guests and provide them with lots of great memorable experiences to take home with them.
Joe is from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England. He’s traded the cold, North Sea back home for our warm Caribbean. Diving had been on Joe’s bucket list – so he gave it a try in 2008 and was hooked. He loves meeting new people every day and sees diving as not only a great way to do this but also as a therapeutic escape from the real world – always leaving him feeling great afterwards. Joe wants to make guests smile -full of the same joy at exploring fabulous dive sites and aquatic life as he’s discovered.
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