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Meet the DiveWise Team


Alan Whitehead - Platinum Course Director

Platinum Course Director for last 8 years (from the start!) and the only resident Platinum CD in Malta. Been diving for over 25 years, originally through CMAS but moved to PADI in mid 1990's and never looked back.

Previously owned The Diving Academy for 10 years along with Viv which was a great success in the Manchester and Liverpool areas and often organised holidays and IDC's to Malta using Divewise as their base. They loved the centre and Maltese way of life so much they bought it !!

Alan will be able to offer Cave Diving Courses as well as Side Mount Courses when he returns from Mexico at the end of Jan 2014, so book your flights and come and join him explore the caves of Malta and Gozo.


Vivienne Whitehead - Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor - looks after all the administration and keeps the staff on their toes. If you call or email Divewise, then it will probably be Viv that you deal with and always with a smile.

Viv enjoys her diving when she gets the chance but often has to blow the cobwebs off her kit beforehand ... She prefers to run the centre making sure it all runs well, organises boats for trips and any other requests and loves to see the divers coming back later in the day with big smiles and looking at their photos - very good at recommending restaurants too for a special meal for 2 or a group affair

At the end of the day you can join her at Huggins with a Vodka and Tonic or a Drambuie on ice which does the trick to end another perfect day!


Sarah Shaw - Master Instructor / Tec Instructor

Sarah is a Master Instructor who joined us in June 2008. She created our Sea Slug Speciality Course, which we now offer at Divewise, and is our resident expert on marine-life. A valuable all-rounder, Sarah particularly enjoys teaching DPV and photography. Her husband, Howard, is also an instructor here and together, they are an impressive duo producing outstanding photographs and videos. They followed Viv and Alan to Malta from the UK and Sarah became an EFR instructor in November 2010.


Howard Shaw - Course Director / Tec Instructor

Howard joined us as a Master Instructor in September 2008 and is a valuable all rounder - enjoys teaching Fight Against Debris, Photography and DPV Specialties.....he also achieved a goal by becoming an EFR Instructor Trainer in Nov 2010 and can also teach Gas Blender & Tec 40 Courses for our Technical Divers; another few strings to his bow.

Now a newly qualified Course Director this opens up many avenues for him looking after all the Divemaster Interns and keeping the staff up to date with the Training Bulletins from PADI and brings any changes into play keeping us top of the game for our divers..... he has so much knowledge he is always ready at hand to make courses and daily routines run efficiently & smoothly


Stephen Scerri - IDC Staff Instructor / Tec Instructor

Stephen did his Open Water Course with 3 friends back in April 2009 and went on to complete his Advanced and some specialties. He soon became addicted to his new hobby and was soon a Rescue Diver too. There was no surprise when he soon signed up for his Divemaster and then went on to the IDC in April 2010 - he passed with flying colours and had the biggest smile ever!! He now enjoys teaching for Divewise on the weekends or happy to take out the night divers on pleasure dives or the Night Specialty. Stephen teaches with passion and great care and always has the divers coming out of the water with his infectious smile!!


Lee Stevens - MSDT Instructor / Tec Instructor

Lee was a regular customer to DiveWise and visited once or twice per year as he enjoyed diving with us and loved the dives sites Malta had to offer. Eventually he decided it was time to make a career move and trained with us to become a PADI Instructor as well as pursing his diving on the technical side. Today Lee has the choice of both worlds being a MSDT Instructor and also a Tec Deep Instructor, he has proved to become a great member to the team always creating a jolly atmosphere

Steve Dixon - Logistics Officer 


Marcos  OW Instructor





Marinus Goosen - Master Scuba Diver Trainer


Amy Sarah Lottering - Staff Instructor 


Jaen-Ray Strydom - Staff Instructor 



Jordan Morley - OWSI Instructor / Boat Captain

Jordan enjoys the best of both worlds by being an OWSI Instructor when he is not driving our boat. He has been our boat captain taking divers out to all the wrecks and giving them briefings for their safety, once finished he would come to the centre in the afternoon to teach any courses helping the team here or guiding dives - always laughing and joking providing lots of entertainment to clients.


Alana Mifsud - Social Media / Marketing Executive 

Originally from Malta's sister island, Gozo. She is our Social Media / Marketing Executive. Alana is the go to person with regards to Social Media, Advertising and any other type of Marketing Material. 


Jasper Mulder - Staff Instructor 

Jasper enjoyed his diving with us one summer then came back to do his Divemaster Internship.... he stayed on and joined the other candidates on the IDC and passed with flying colours

After spending the winter in Thailand he came back to Divewise to join the team again....so he comes in handy with Dutch clients and speaks some German too

With that lovely mop of blonde hair and big smile he has become our "Cool Diving Dude" and is a pleasure to have around


Jacques 'Cousteau' Whitehead - Head of Security

Jacques is now 10 years old and is lovable whether he has your flip flop, your towel, or one of your socks - he is completely irresistible! He loves swimming and cooling off in the wash baths during summer and greets divers in the morning to see if they have sneaked any sausages from breakfast for him ... loves all sorts of treats and is the best behaved dog ever when food is around - part of the family !! Follow him on Facebook


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