Ryby Stonehouse
Ryby StonehouseCourse Director / TEC Instructor Trainer

Our Instructors

Andy Rafferty
Andy RaffertyMaster Instructor
Mike Melville
Mike MelvilleMaster Instructor
Mike Batten
Mike BattenMaster Instructor
Steve Rogers
Steve RogersMaster Instructor
Neil Francis
Neil FrancisMaster Instructor

Blue Ocean Diving and the Scubaholics Dive Team were born in 2002, already having years of experience in the diving industry, both teaching and guiding divers all over the Mediterranean & Red Sea, as well as in Kenya, Tanzania, Florida, Thailand & Indonesia and of course here in the UK.

The Scubaholics Dive Team are a great bunch – all focused on enjoying life to the full, both underwater and on dry land – we are a very sociable bunch…
(It’s true that we are the original drinking club with a diving problem!)

We have over 60 Divemasters & Instructors, so there’s never a shortage of helping hands to ensure you get the attention you need.

As PADI Divemasters & Instructors they all have the training and experience to be good at what they do, infact they’re excellent at it – that’s because they HAVE FUN doing it!!!

PADI Instructors & Divemasters of the highest qualifications supervise all diving activities from Try-Dives & Open Water Courses to Technical Dive Training and Instructor Development, as well as Club Dive Trips and Holidays, having a passion for giving the best service quality and ensuring everyone has fun blowing bubbles underwater whatever your level or ability.

As we grow and evolve there are many changes in the team at Blue Ocean Diving, with some old faces moving on and many new ones joining – but one thing remains: we all have fun together blowing bubbles !!!

For over 10 years the club and team have grown, with more dive training, club trips and holidays than ever before… and the growth of technical diving within the club inspired the launch of Blue Ocean TEC in 2010 : an elite gang of hard core divers going Deeper, Longer, Wetter !!!

We are a friendly club from a wide variety of backgrounds all wanting to make new friends & explore new adventures – so whether you are a first time mad-bubbler or a scuba god : come along and join in the fun… you’ll certainly be made to feel welcome.

 Ryby Stonehouse PADI Course Director
Tec Instructor Trainer
Mike Batten
Andy Rafferty
Mike Melville
Neil Francis
Steve Rogers
PADI Master Instructor 
Andy Rudge
Anthony Pike
Ian Wheatley
Ben Wilson
Emma Needle
Tony Leach
Tom Mannering
Dean Upson
Avril Gilliam-Hill
IDC Staff Instructor
Roger Danks
Hugh Adams
Chris Collins
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Kev Coen
Peter Moore
James Burford
Phoebe Armitage
Open Water Scuba Instructor
Rob Gilford  MSDT
Steve Jones   MI
Will Rush  OWSI
Sarah Legg   OWSI
Helen Love   OWSI
Jon Nicholson   OWSI
Marcus Melville   OWSI
Aaron Ross   MSDT
Mikey Rudd    MSDT
Paul Dearman   MSDT
Anna Georgetti   MSDT
Chris Barnett    MSDT
Anthony Wiffen    MSDT
Darren Evans   IDCS
Justin Webster    MSDT
Karl Amos    MI
John Flood    IDCS
Tracy Stonehouse     IDCS
Daniel Hone   OWSI
Dave Martin   AI
Bob Haigh    AI
Blue Ocean “Old School”
….those that have hung up their slates
or moved on to new waters….
Andy Rudge
Andy RudgeIDC Staff Instructor
Anthony Pike
Anthony PikeIDC Staff Instructor
Ian Wheatley
Ian WheatleyIDC Staff Instructor
Ben Wilson
Ben WilsonIDC Staff Instructor
Emma Needle
Emma NeedleIDC Staff Instructor
Tony Leach
Tony LeachIDC Staff Instructor
Tom Mannering
Tom ManneringIDC Staff Instructor
Dean Upson
Dean UpsonIDC Staff Instructor
Avril Gilliam-Hill
Avril Gilliam-HillIDC Staff Instructor
Akvile Taskunaite
Akvile TaskunaiteIDC Staff Instructor