Owner | NAUI Course Director – Instructor #15667 | SSI Instructor - #64786 | CMAS 3* Instructor #60
Ken Walmsley has been diving for over 40 years – Left his career as an Electrical Engineer to pursue his passion… SCUBA. Ken's secret to success lies in his commitment to excellence, he trains others with the goal for them to exceed his achievements - over the years, he has trained many Instructors, many of whom have gone on to utilise their training in various fields, a few of them even opening up their own business. Notwithstanding, Ken remains the SCUBA stalwart, with over 40 years teaching diving, blood, sweat and tears shed gratuitously in the furtherance of his goals.
Ken represents three top internationally-recognised SCUBA Diving Agencies - a Course Director for NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) an Instructor for SSI (Scuba Schools International) and a 3-Star Instructor for CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques).
He prides himself in teaching general life skills, instilling discipline and inspiring ambition in the Candidates he trains - be it recreational / sport diving, Dive Professionals, or even Underwater Hockey athletes
NAUI Instructor #60662
My love affair with the ocean truly started when I met my husband of 8 years in 2011 As I approached the milestone of 40, I found myself re-evaluating my priorities and purpose in life, this is when the progression to Divemaster and Instructor felt right for me. We ramped up the training and I qualified as a Divemaster and then a NAUI Instructor in March 2019 - I remember feeling as accomplished as I did the day I was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court.
My goal to "give back" - to introduce those who have not as yet explored the beauty of our oceans, to SCUBA - to educate them as to why it is necessary to preserve our oceans, to do so responsibly and safely.
I'm still practicing law on a part-time basis, as an associate at Diedericks Incorporated, so years of study are not laid to waste ;) Juggling the running of a busy SCUBA business, mentoring Instructor interns and practicing law keeps me very busy and productive every day - meeting challenges head on keeps us moving forward! Carpe diem - every day...
It goes without saying, I aspire to bring smiles to many happy divers and non-divers as I open up the magnificence and magic of the ocean to them. For those that don't yet dive, or hesitate to learn - I start with snorkelling programs - specifically now, developing a mermaiding program for fitness which will serve as a platform to develop water fitness and confidence - this to instil a desire to further education into the realm of SCUBA. When I'm not about the business of diving and mermaiding, Ken and I enjoy playing golf, angling, shooting, dancing and underwater hockey.
NAUI Instructor #58884
Having to introduce myself as a NAUI professional is just the very least I can say. There's much more to me that hard work and loyalty. My career started because of my love for the ocean. Never have I thought the ocean could become my life as it has. During my time here I've climbed out of my shell and became more of a people person. This developed my skill to keep everyone happy and interested. If there was a main point I would emphasize what this company and diving in general has taught me to be a stronger person and value the world given to me.