Derek is a PADI Course Director, Tec Sidemount Instructor Trainer, Self-Reliant Diver Instructor Trainer, Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer, and DAN Instructor Trainer. In addition, Derek can teach more than 30 specialties and has issued more than 600 certifications. Believing that diving has therapeutic potential for those with psychological and physical conditions—and that it should be accessible to as many of us as possible—Derek is also a Handicapped Scuba Association Instructor (HSA). Derek was certified at age 12 while on a family trip to Hawaii. He fell in love with diving then, and has been diving locally and around the world ever since. In addition to diving, Derek has been delivering First Aid and CPR education for more than 14 years, previously instructing EMT classes and working in pre-hospital critical care. Derek teaches similar skills to divers through his work as DAN and EFR Instructor Trainers.
Luc Eeckhaut (luceeckhaut) www.luceeckhaut.com CMAS One Star Instructor
Madelein Wolfaardt (SealifeMadeleinwolf) I am a photographer living in Cape Town, South Africa. We have beautiful colorful reefs here and of course the magnificent kelp forests. I love to travel. I have a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and all the creatures there in. I am a Nudibranch fan and my favorite marine mammal is the dolphin (cliche I know). I love to explore with my dive buddy who is also my husband an ex navy diver. We love to raise awareness with my underwater images, getting more people to fall in love with the ocean. You protect what you love. SSI Navigation
Magnus (MagnusLarsson) Swedish diveinstuctor gone underwater photographer living in Koh Lanta, Thailand. I love studying the behavior of animals, they measuring you, you measuring them, trying to figure out how to earn their trust to get close, letting them continue with their natural behavior. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Mairead Doyle (mairead) I’ve been blogging since I received my very own domain name for my birthday back in 2003, and I've been diving since 2001. I'm a bit of a fair-weather diver, preferring tropical waters above anything else, but I have dived the north Atlantic and a very chilly Port Philip Bay in Melbourne, Australia. I even got dry-suit certified and my goal is to dive in the Shetland Islands. I hope you enjoy my blog posts.
Marcelo Johan Ogata (bugDreamer) Addicted to underwater macro photography! follow me on isntagram at _bugDreamer_ PADI Divemaster
Martin Hess (scubamedia) Addiction to IT, love nature and science, enthusiastic scuba diver - for me this is not contradictorily but my passions which I materialized on my homepage about underwater videography - www.scubamedia.de Maxim - You can not dive at each and every dive site but you can try PADI Open Water Diver
Matias Alexandro (underwater_matias) Shark lover Island Hopper. Based in Ibiza
Matt Draper (mattdraper) Originally from New Zealand, I now reside in the small beach side community of Byron Bay, Australia. With an interest in photojournalism and ocean imagery, photography has allowed me to travel to remote areas of the world-documenting subjects for the purpose of education and positive change for the environment. I started practising underwater photography in 2014 and ever since have tried to use my photographs as a way to spread awareness about environmental issues as well as foster love for the ocean by replacing fear with fascination. I do enjoy to scuba dive, but all my images are taking while free diving under natural light. Matty.
Maus Rashad (Maus) Dive Master, and underwater Photographer, Trying to bring my underwater journey through my camera camera lens.