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The Dive Centre Team

NHDC prides itself on its highly professional, motivated and above all friendly full-time and part-time members of the team. Each member of the team is bursting with enthusiasm to show you what awaits you on your next underwater adventure.

With many years of diving experience in numerous destinations around the world, you will find our knowledge and advice are second to none. This, combined with a relaxed style of teaching, a wide collection of salty sea tales and a few jokes thrown in, ensures your course is as informative, beneficial and enjoyable as possible.

Clare Hammond – PADI Instructor & NHDC Director

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Team - Clare

Sammi Mills – PADI Master Instructor & EFR Instructor Trainer

Sammi is our Dive Centre Manager and Lead Instructor. She is one of the voices you will find at the end of the phone or replying to your emails.

I started diving in 2006, I completed an SNSI Open Water Course whilst in Cuba. Once I was qualified I was addicted to being underwater. I went to complete my Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster whilst working at a Dive Centre in Cyprus. Once I completed my Divemaster course I knew I wanted to Instructor, I packed my bags and headed for Vietnam, where I completed my Open Water Scuba Instructor Course. After qualifying, I headed back to Cyprus for a year and then to South East Asia for 6 years. I worked in Malaysia and Cambodia and went on holiday to pleasure dive Indonesia and the Philippines. After returning to Europe I spent 3 months dive guiding in Menorca and two years in Southampton before heading back ‘oop norf’.

 

Team - Sammi

Andy Frith – PADI Master Instructor, Deptherapy Education Instructor, EFR Instructor Trainer & BSAC Instructor

I started diving in 2004, I completed my Open Water in Jamaica. Since that first course I was hooked and qualified as an instructor with New Horizons Dive Centre in 2007. I have dived all over the UK, Europe, Red Sea and the Caribbean. When not getting wet I am involved in training the Emergency First Response and Care for children courses.

Team - Andy

Phil Wood – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

I started diving in 2001 and did a lot of my training with New Horizons.  I have been instructing with them on a part time basis since 2004. I’ve dived in the UK, Turkey, Malta, Tunisia, Mexico, Maldives, New Zealand, The Azores and numerous trips to Egypt. Best dive – whenever I see something new for the first time.

Team - Phil

Louise Cheetham – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Team - Louise

Matthew Hanson – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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John Adames – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

I’ve always wanted to dive and experience the underwater world and when in Egypt during 2013 I had the opportunity to do my Open water Certification. One word…AMAZING!! .

I love the under-water world and seeing all the wrecks and wildlife that live there. Following my Open water, I got in touch with New Horizons Dive Centre and completed my advanced open water, Rescue diver and many other speciality courses with them. From this point I just wanted more; more skills, more Scuba and more fun.

Now that I am an instructor I want others to experience the underwater world and share their first Bubbles, making it an enjoyable experience for them. Diving is so much fun and there is no other place I would rather be.

Team - John

Allan Davies – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Team - Allan

Keith Chapman – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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John Rimmer – PADI Instructor

My first underwater excursion in Cyprus in 2006 was a wonderful life changing event for me. Subsequently, my wife Linda and I made numerous visits to Egypt to go through our courses and enjoy together what has become one of our greatest passions. We have dived with dolphins in the Red Sea, made friends with a giant grouper in Lanzarote, explored the underwater caves in Malta, Gozo and Camino, photographed blue ring octopus and other critters in the Lembeh Straits in Indonesia, and played with seals in the Farne islands. We have explored many wrecks and reefs along the way and had some fantastic experiences that would not have been possible any other way. I have been a PADI instructor since 2012 and joined the New Horizons team in 2013. It always gives me pleasure to help others take up the sport and get as much pleasure out of it as I do.

Team - John R

Rob Hassall – PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor and BSAC Dive Leader

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Team - Rob

Pete Booth – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Team - Pete

Louis Counsell – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Team - Louis

Julie Morrissey – PADI Staff Instructor & IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor

Queen of all things technical… my main diving interest is nautical archaeology. I also teach windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, dinghy sailing and mountain walking. In my spare time I am an air traffic controller.

Team - Julie

Helen Russell – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Team - Helen

Mark Russell – PADI Instructor & EFR Instructor

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Colin Matthews – PADI IDC Staff Instructor & EFR Instructor

I restarted diving about 5 years ago after a long break. My daughter had met a chap who was a diver and she wanted to do the Open Water course so that she could go on holiday with him. I was volunteered (by her) to do the course with her. I have been enjoying diving with New Horizons ever since!

Team - Colin

Kevin Mycock – PADI Assistant Instructor

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Team - Kevin

Jane Sheldon – Dive Master & DSD Leader

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Team - Jane

Nicholas Clifford – Divemaster

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Team - Nick

Adriano Henney – Divemaster, DSD Leader & EFR Instructor

I started my diving adventure quite late in life, whilst on holiday in Egypt in 2008. I was immediately captivated by the beauty of the underwater world in the Red Sea, but it wasn’t until I tried my hand at underwater photography under the expert eye and masterful instruction of Martin Edge that I truly became spellbound. Now as a Divemaster, I remain on a journey not just of underwater exploration, but also of learning the art and skills of the underwater photographer.

Team - Adriano

Sam Coulby – Divemaster 

Sam’s first-time scuba diving was at age 9, in Egypt. Once he returned to the UK he completed the PADI Seal team and Master Seal team programs, before coming to New Horizons to complete the Open Water Course at 15.  Sam enjoys diving on wrecks, deep diving, night diving and any excuse to get into the water. In Summer 2018 Sam became a Divemaster whilst on holiday in Spain, returning to the UK as a PADI Professional and joining our instructional team.

Team - Sam

Ray Course – Divemaster

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Grant Shuttleworth – Divemaster & DSD Leader

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Steve Prior – Course Director

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Janet Prior – PADI Master Instructor

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Charlie – Head of Security

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Ocean – Head of PR

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.