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MEET OUR DIVE TEAM

Carriacou Scuba is the leading dive school in Carriacou, providing excellent service, flexible course schedules and daily dive trips to Carriacou's beautiful reefs.

OUR MISSION OUR BOATS OUR TEAM
Carriacou Scuba Mission Statement

OUR MISSION

As a leading dive school in Carriacou, we have our customers' needs right at the heart of our business. We work hard to ensure that when you work with anyone at Carriacou Scuba it will be remembered only as a good experience. We are passionate about scuba diving, and this shows throughout our dive school. Our management team have many years experience and are all formidable divers. Our customer service is core to the success of Carriacou Scuba and we guarantee that you will go away happy every time. Safety is of paramount importance to us and our customers, and this is carefully considered throughout our day to day activities. We have a friendly fun loving dive team, that is approachable and above all, experts in their respective fields, ensuring that you get the best dive experience on every occasion. Our commitment and dedication to diving shows in the resounding success we have seen over the years.

OUR DIVE BOATS

We offer daily dive trips around Carriacou on two comfortable catamaran dive boats
Dive with Deefer Diving Carriacou: Dive Boat Jacquito

MV JACQUITO

Jaquito is a 26 ft long Glacier Bay Isle Runner, built for fun trips to other islands

Jacquito is equipped to carry up to 6 divers and staff, and features a small cabin, which is used as a dry storage area. Jacquito is available for trips to other islands and exclusive charters. Powered by 2 x Yamaha 150 hp engines, Jacquito makes trips to the Southern cays and Isle de Rhonde a breeze! Jacquito is also available for transfers to/from Union Island for our divers, and occasional trips to the Tobago Cays.

Dive with Deefer Diving Carriacou: Dive Boat Phoenix

MV PHOENIX

A purpose-built dive boat designed by divers for divers!

Designed by divers for divers, much thought and years of diving experience have gone into the Phoenix’s design, creating a perfect platform for diving & snorkeling in the waters around Carriacou. Featuring a 266 ft dive deck and 140 sq ft sun deck, Phoenix can carry up to 16 divers and snorkellers, and because of the layout of the boat, it never feels crowded! When diving from Phoenix each diver can bring a snorkeller along for free!

MEET THE CARRIACOU SCUBA DIVE TEAM

Carriacou Scuba consists of a team of dedicated SSI Instructors, who love what they're doing and have a passion for the underwater world.
Gary Ward PADI Master Instructor

Gary Ward

Master Instructor

Gary Ward is a Master Instructor, who, since turning professional in 2011, has had the privilege of training hundreds of divers in the Caribbean, Central America and Europe. Gary is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Henley Business College. He is an excellent mentor and patient teacher and loves nothing more than seeing the bright happy faces of new students. Gary enjoys challenging diving, particularly on wrecks. He maintains it is all about pushing the envelope, but in a safe and well planned way. Gary is actively involved in the Marine Conservation effort to help to protect the marine environment in Carriacou.

Alex Ward PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Alex Ward

Assistant Instructor Trainer

Alex is a keen underwater naturalist and photographer. She has excellent knowledge of all the marine life found in the waters around Carriacou. Born in Austria and raised in England, Alex speaks both English and German fluently, and enjoys teaching in both languages. Alex is often described a born teacher, and loves helping new divers discover a love for the underwater world. With a background in IT, she is the team's computer wizard. She also administers Deefer Diving's social media. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and taking care of her menagerie of animals. Her favourite way of spending an evening is curled up on the sofa with her dog Padi and a good book.

Matthew Rideout PADI OWSI

Matt Rideout

Divemaster Instructor

Matt joined our dive team in 2014. Having spent 17 years in the British Army, it was during a career break that Matt came across the beautiful island of Carriacou and decided to stay! With a background in Marine Biology, Matt has combined his love of diving with marine conservation and now works closely with government representatives to establish and deliver projects on Carriacou to both sustain and protect the beautiful reefs around the island. When not under water, Matt can be found chasing the wind... wind surfing and kite surfing - it’s a tough life!

Nora Valdes

Nora Valdés

Scuba Instructor

Katlynd is a wildlife biologist and conservation enthusiast, previously specializing in all things reptilian. After arriving in Carriacou for a 6 month stint to monitor nesting sea turtles, she began participating in dive courses with us and never really stopped.
Originally hailing from Niagara Falls, Canada, Katlynd sees a bright future for marine conservation projects on Carriacou. When she’s not hunting invasive lionfish, she spends her time assisting in the maintenance and monitoring of Carriacou’s Elkhorn coral nursery, and raising community awareness regarding the importance of marine conservation.  

Andre Mckie

Scuba Instructor

Andre joined our dive team in March 2016 as a dedicated boat skipper. He is a scuba diving natural and has become an excellent Divemaster and Instructor. Andre is also a keen lionfish hunter, and will accompany lionfish hunting dives whenever possible.

Andre enjoys the technical aspects of diving and has recently completed a rebreather diver training course. He is now training to become a scuba instructor.

Deefer Diving Carriacou Grenada
Main Street, Hillsborough, Cariacou, Grenada W. I.

HOW TO FIND US

Located centrally in Hillsborough
We are located on Main Street, around 50m past Ade’s Dream Supermarket and less than 20m from Wayne's Auto Rental, on your right hand side, opposite the beach.

Just 5 minutes drive from Lauriston airport
Jump into a local taxi and ask them to take you to the dive shop in Hillsborough! The drive will take you about 5 minutes along the sea front.

CONNECT WITH US

SSI Dive Centre
IANTD CCR instructor
Cressi Authorized Dealer
XS Scuba Authorized Dealer
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean Reef Buddy Marine Conservation Programs