The Team

Dave Elcock

Dave Elcock

PADI Master Instructor, EFR Instructor

Award 50

Dave joined Aquatech in 2002 as a PADI Scuba Diver. He loves diving and teaching diving at all levels, from that first breath underwater in a Discover Scuba session, to teaching Instructors to share their passion and enthusiasm for diving. He is always happy to talk about diving and share pictures from around the world including Egypt, Thailand, Indonesia and Mexico.


Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews

PADI Master Instructor, EFR Instructor

Award 50

My first dive was 50 years ago. Still enjoying it. .


Helen Elcock

Helen Elcock

PADI IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor

A diver for 15 years, Helen has enjoyed lots of family diving holidays and likes working with children. Helen enjoys travelling the world on diving adventures especially Indonesia and Mexico. You’ll find her with lots of pictures of sharks, macro critters and wrecks. She loves teaching diving and is made up when students who initially struggle crack it and go on to be scuba addicts.


Sergio Davies

Sergio Davies

PADI IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor Trainer

Sergio started diving in the '90s in Naples, but got his first certification as Open Water Diver in Egypt in 2007. His favourite dives are on the coral reef, with lots of colours and life. He enjoys teaching courses with Aquatech since 2014, when he became a PADI instructor. Beyond English courses, Sergio can teach also Italian classes.


Paul Callis

Paul Calliss

PADI MSDT, PADI Technical Deep Instructor, PADI Sidemount Instructor

Paul is our lead technical instructor and has a special interest in Wreck Diving.

Around the world he has dived wrecks in Truk Lagoon, Malta, Egypt, Cuba, Mexico and the Mediterranean.

In the UK he has dived wrecks in Scapa Flow and Plymouth, Eymouth, Cornwall ,North Wales, Scotland.


Kerry Place

Kerry Place

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

Kerry initially fell in love with diving during a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) experience In Thailand in 2007. Kerry has visited many of the worlds top diving hot spots and has done plenty of UK diving too. Kerry has been teaching diving since 2014, and has also done some teaching and guiding in Gozo. Kerry is also experienced in technical diving, as well as being actively involved in some marine conservation projects.


David Clayton

David Clayton

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

David started his diving journey in 2009 on holiday in Gran Canaria at the tender age of 48. He joined Aquatech in 2015 and has developed into a dive professional with us - qualifying as an Open Water Scuba Instructor in December 2016. David enjoys a wide range of diving at home and abroad - from chilly Capernwray and Stoney Cove to more exotic destinations like The Maldives, Mauritius, Jamaica, Aruba, Egypt and Malta/Gozo. Patient and understanding, David enjoys helping students overcome their fears and become confident and competent divers.


Mark Sanderson

Mark Sanderson

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

I learnt to dive in 1980 and have dived fairly regularly ever since. I became an instructor in 2017 and a PADI pro in 2019. I'm also a qualified scuba technician. As well as the uk, I've a wealth of diving expierience from the middle east, far east & mediterranean. Diving is amazing fun and I love passing on what I've learned over the years. I also still continue to enjoy learning from others.


Andy Rath

Andy Rath

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

I learnt to scuba dive in 1997, I then stepped back for a few years and got back into diving around 10 years ago. I have been teaching for around 5 years in other agencies. My diving ranges from Recreational to Technical diving to 70m, I really get a kick out of diving and teaching people to dive and become safe and confident in the water. I've dived all over the world and have some great memories and hopefully many more to come. I'm always happy to answer questions whether it be about training, new equipment or you just want to talk about diving over a brew.


Louise Cheetham

Louise Cheetham

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

After surviving a capsized boat I was told it was time I learnt to swim… With the added bonus of my very own cylinder of air, scuba had the winning edge! Addicted to the peaceful and beautiful underwater world, i wanted to share the experience. I started my professional scuba career in UK and completed my instructor training working in the Caribbean. I love solo travel making new friends with adventure and scuba in common. From the glacial waters of Iceland (brrr) to the warm waters across Asia and the Caribbean, a whole new world of travel opened making many many amazing memories!


Nathaele Davies

Nathaele Davies

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, EFR Instructor

Nat started diving in 1999 in Reunion Island, she trained as a PADI Instructor at Aquatech in 2014. She enjoys teaching Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses as well as the Dry Suit Specialty. Nat can also take you on an Italian or French diving experience!


Nikki Tomes

Nikki Tomes

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, EFR Instructor

Nikki started diving after she was lucky enough to win a try dive whilst attending the Ocean Film Festival. She has been diving pretty much every week since. She loves to go on dive trips whenever possible in the UK and abroad and is always looking for more divers to come and join the fun.


Tom Hannam

Tom Hannam

PADI Assistant Instructor, EFR Instructor

I started diving in 2002 with a try dive on holiday and got hooked from there on. I love the peace and relaxation of diving so am happy underwater anywhere. I really like to introduce people to diving plus helping during courses as it’s great to see people get so enthused with it.


Adam Riley

Adam Riley

PADI Assistant Instructor, EFR Instructor

My diving interest started when I was 17 in Australia. I was hooked immediately, and have dived in Australia, the Caribbean, Middle-East, South-East Asia, Vanuatu, & the UK. Making the move from recreational to become a PADI Pro was a no-brainer! Seeing the smile when people take their first breath underwater, is something you always remember. I love talking about diving (to anyone who will listen) and part of being a PADI Pro is the ability to share knowledge and experiences with other divers; and continuing to learn new skills from others I dive with. People often ask me, what is your favourite dive location…every dive is fun and a new experience; you meet amazing and likeminded people, and make new friends from all across the world. For me, the most fantastic spot in the world is being underwater!


Craig Moss

Craig Moss

PADI Divemaster, EFR Instructor Trainer

My passion for diving started snorkelling around the Great Barrier Reef over 20 years ago. I overheard some divers talking about their dive on the boat. I found a local dive shop offering try dives, and that was it. I have dived around the UK (including Scapa Flow), Greece, Canary Islands, Red Sea, Maldives (where I saw my first Whale Shark and Mantas). I love helping out on courses and get a real buzz when students they crack a skill they may have found a challenge. I am an EFR instructor (Including First aid at work), I also teach Emergency Oxygen, Equipment Specialist, and Project Aware Courses.


Dawn Harrott

Dawn Harrott

PADI Divemaster, EFR Instructor

My first dive was 2013 in Thailand where I fell in love with Scuba. Now I love to share my experiences with new Divers who are starting on their journey while supporting the club. I also love busting celebratory dance moves on the water when students nail the skills lol


Mike Fildes

Mike Fildes

PADI Divemaster

Started diving in 2004 as a try dive in Lanzarote, loved it from the first underwater breath, eventually bit the bullet and decided to get my PADI licence, until we have gills I'm keeping my gear at the ready.


Felicity Parsons

Felicity Parsons

PADI Divemaster

Felicity started diving in 2015 in Australia and completed her Divemaster training with Aquatech in 2020. Her favourite dives are in warm water and involve meeting lots of new sea creatures but you may find her in the tropics of Capenwray too!