Director, Noel Micallef, PADI Staff Instructor, first started diving over 30 years ago. Training first as a BSAC instructor, he then embarked on PADI training, and has been a PADI instructor for over 20 years. He established Paradise Diving Malta in 1991 and continues to manage the dive centre and teach diving on a full time basis.
Alison Micallef Brennan, British expat, living in Malta since 1995, runs the dive centre with her husband Noel. She will answer your enquiries, handle all bookings, advise on accommodation, suggest restaurants and anything else you need help with.
Our head instructor is Mark Dove from the United Kingdom; a Padi MSDT, who graduated in IT but decided to swap an office environment for an outdoor life. He travelled to Thailand and qualified as an Instructor to pursue his love of diving full time. After working in Grenada and St Vincent, he arrived in Malta in 2008. As well as being an instructor, Mark is also qualified as a commercial boatman so you can expect to encounter him in either role. He has won an award from MTA for both best instructor and best boatman.
Rodrigo (Rod) has been an open water instructor for over 10 years and has logged over 4,000 dives. He has worked in Thailand, Mexico, UK, Greece and Argentina as well as Malta. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and French. He can also get by in Portuguese and Italian.
Fabio has been working in the diving industry since 2014 with experience gained in the Philippines, Borneo, Thailand and the Malaysian peninsula. He has worked in Malta since 2017. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, Fabio can teach in all three languages. He knows all the best diving sites in Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Sam is from the United Kingdom and learnt to dive with the Sub Aqua Association in 2013. His love of the underwater world prompted him to study Marine Biology at University. He took his professional diving qualification in Malta and decided to stay in Malta to work as a diving instructor. He particularly likes boat diving.
Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we are proud of our staff team. Instructors, whilst working at Paradise Diving have won the award for best instructor in Malta almost every year since the award began. The scheme is operated by the Malta Tourism Association and is known as the STAR award scheme. - Special Thanks And Recognition. We won for the years 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Many thanks to all our clients for taking the trouble to vote for the instructors since the award scheme began.
Mark Dove, far right, receiving his award
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