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Ellie Richards

PADI Divemaster

FROM THE BEGINNING

Hi there, I'm Ellie! I'm part of the team at Coast2Coast Scuba as a Divemaster. Ever since I was little, I have had a strange obsession with fish and I was very lucky that I got to pursue that passion by going to university to obtain my BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography and MSc in Oceanography. Whilst studying I picked up the diving bug and got myself qualified as a BSAC Ocean diver.


Since qualifying I became a bit of a holiday diver travelling all around the globe animal chasing! So, I have been lucky enough to dive in places such as Malta, Gozo, Egypt (Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam), Lanzarote, Tenerife and Malapascua Island in the Phillippines. 


Only recently have I got back into UK diving and began progressing my training.

the future

So far, 2019 has seen me completing my PADI Divemaster course. The course has inspired me on to the instructor pathway so I'll be starting my PADI Instructor Development Course this winter. I hope to develop my newly learned skills and build confidence in my new teaching role. 


I'm most looking forward to taking some of my knowledge and experience from my conservation roles and help to pass it on through PADI's Project AWARE programs. 


Also, the animal chasing will continue as the bucket list continues to grow. 

Diving Qualifications

  • BSAC Ocean Diver
  • BSAC Sports Diver
  • HSE Professional Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • BSAC Nitrox
  • PADI Delayed SMB
  • PADI Project Aware
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist
  • PADI Deep Diver


Teaching Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • Emergency First Responder 
  • PADI Rescue Diver 
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver 
  • PADI Divemaster 
  • PADI Assistant Instructor 
  • PADI Project AWARE 
  • PADI Boat Diver 
  • PADI Deep Diver 
  • PADI DSMB Diver 
  • PADI Drift Diver 
  • PADI Drysuit Diver 
  • PADI Emergency O2 Provider 
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver 
  • PADI Night Diver 
  • PADI PPB Diver 
  • RNLI Sea Survival Diver 
  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver 
  • PADI Self Reliant Diver 
  • PADI Twin Set Diver 
  • PADI Underwater Navigator 
  • PADI Wreck Diver