Matt Bacon
Matt BaconOpen Water Scuba Instructor
After diving for 20 years all over the world with qualified but more often than not very rusty holiday divers I decided to make a stand! For the diver who made some preparation to have good underwater experiences whilst away I salute you, but to those who get qualified and don’t maintain their skills you need to perhaps take the time to practice what you have learned and be as good as you can possibly be when you get back in the water.

Having spent time serving with the Royal Marine Commandos I learned that you need to maintain a level so it takes you a shorter time to sharpen your skills when required.

At Fin Divers we don’t judge you on what you have learned in the past, we are just passionate about making you the best diver you can be. “Train Hard For An Easy Dive” and “Perfect Practice” are two sayings you will hear banded around the Fin Divers shop and club and I believe you will find our learning environment and teaching style pace refreshing in a market place that is full of cut pricing and hurry up hurry up! We set no time limit on how long it takes you to get qualified as we feel you are the best measure on how quickly you adapt to the underwater world and that will generally set the pace for your course.

Dave Thomas
Dave ThomasIDC Staff Instructor
Travelling the world in 2004 I was looking for a new challenge and discovered diving in South Africa and Australia, however, I did what so many other newly qualified divers do… I stopped diving.

A year later, I drove past a shop with a shark erupting from the wall (Hidden Diving in Shirley, West Midlands) and got hooked back on diving. After six months I had done my advanced open water, rescue diver, 6 specialities, qualified as a Master Scuba Diver and was well into my Dive Master course… next challenge… Instructor.

As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor my goal is to help divers of all levels. From no experience to Assistant Instructors, I help them improve their skills, expand knowledge and maintain their passion for diving.

Richard Anderson
Richard AndersonOpen Water Scuba Instructor
I started diving in 1999 where I discovered a whole new underwater world.

With the help of Fin Divers I’d like to help you find this world for yourselves.

Adrian Colegate
Adrian ColegateOpen Water Scuba Instructor + BS-AC Open Water / Snorkel / Twinset Instructor
I started diving in 2007 and became a BS-AC Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2009 and in 2014, I qualified as a PADI Open Water Instructor.

I’m an experienced overhead-environment and mixed-gas diver. I love freshwater diving and dive lakes, quarries, caves and mines in and around the UK and abroad including Spain, Greece, Portugal and Mexico.

Dennis Scales
Dennis ScalesSenior Technician / Rescue Diver
Josh Williams
Josh WilliamsOWSI Marine Biologist
I have always had a deep fascination and passion for sharks. This blossomed at an early age, mostly from watching documentary’s and reading books. And ever since I can remember I have wanted to become a marine biologist so that I could study and work with sharks for a living. This infatuation ultimately led me to graduate with a degree in Marine Biology and in 2014 I achieved one of my dreams of working at the shark lab in the Bahamas. Learning to dive has opened opportunities and shaped my life, I would love to pass on what I have learned.