PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer & RAID Divemaster Instructor
I'm Ellie! I'm part of the team at Dorset Diving as a professional dive Instructor. Ever since I was little, I have had a strange obsession with fish and I was very lucky that I got to pursue that passion by going to university to obtain my BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography and MSc in Oceanography. Whilst studying I picked up the diving bug and got myself qualified as a BSAC Ocean diver.
Since qualifying I became a bit of a holiday diver travelling all around the globe animal chasing! So, I have been lucky enough to dive in places such as Malta, Gozo, Egypt (Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam), Lanzarote, Tenerife and Malapascua Island in the Phillippines.
I completed my PADI Divemaster course in 2019. The course has inspired me on to the instructor pathway so I started my PADI Instructor Development Course in the Autumn of 2019 and achieved my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating in December. Since then I've progressed onto a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and I crossed over to a RAID Divemaster Instructor at the start of 2022.
Ilove teaching and passing on my knowledge and experience from my conservation roles and help to pass it on through PADI's Project AWARE programs.
Also, the animal chasing will continue as the bucket list continues to grow.