Meet your Course Directors
Neville McLellan has for 10 years, been a successful Course Director. Having been part owner of one of the largest and most successful Dive Centre on the Maltese Islands. Neville sold his part share in the Dive Centre, and with the proceeds has, after a long search, purchased a medium size Dive Centre, which was in the process of being totally rebuilt and completed in 2019, in a new small beach complex.
Neville has had past successes in operating within the UK, Canary Islands and finally Malta. As a PADI Course Director, has officiated in Instructor Development Courses, that have been configured to provide a “Real World”, Instructor environment, experience. The results of this approach, has provided a 100% pass rate success, to all the participating Candidates.
Neville has received frequent awards, Elite Training and Frequent Trainer being just two of the awards. Also, with the agreement and cooperation of the Sea Horse Trust, has produce a Speciality, The PADI S.A.D Seahorse Active Diver.
Neville has gained a vast experience in his chosen profession, to which he can provide never ending stories of these experience’s. His other profession is as a Comedian. Divers who had the pleasure of his company, will recall the stories and jokes with fond memories, though Neville is continuously reminded that they have all heard them before. This empathy ensure that Neville can conduct the following course, with all participants fully enjoying the experience
PADI Course Director, Marcus Kitching-Howe, proudly holds a 100% IDC success rate and Instructor Evaluation pass rate.
He brings a wealth of IDC experience from the Caribbean and Florida where he worked closely with the USA Veteran Association, training military personnel to become PADI Instructors. He also created an internship program enabling each of his newly trained PADI Instructors to gain invaluable teaching experience upon completion of their IDC.
Marcus specialises in professional level training and development with an eye for detail. Marcus is also a strong believer in positivity, professionalism and creating a comfortable learning environment both in and out of the water. Marcus works with instructor candidates, developing trainees and enabling them to reach their full potential.
He also worked as a professional underwater photographer, videographer and Shark Feeder Trainer in the Bahamas; Marcus has a broad skill set. This has placed him in movies such as Isolation and the more recent L’Odyssey, where he doubled as Jaques Cousteau and also his son Philippe.
At just 27 years of age he already has some great stories to share with you and some stunning underwater images!