Matthew Hurley – PADI Dive Instructor, EFR Instructor
Matthew qualified as Dive Instructor after completing his IDC / IE Australia, even managing to see a Great White Shark on the open water assessment of his Dive Instructor Course. Matthew has worked as a guide and as a PADI Dive Instructor on the Great Barrier Reef and spent his days diving, guiding and teaching as well spending time with resident pods of Dolphins. Matthew has also dived in Sipidan, Thailand and Malaysia, he has great knowledge of marine life and now brings all of this experience to Waterfront Scuba.
Matt is a really friendly guy, and will go out of his way to help anyone who needs it. He is very approachable an his enthusiasm for diving and sharing his knowledge is second to none. His calm influence can help even the most nervous of divers, and help them achieve their diving dreams.
A Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Dry suit, Deep, Wreck, S&R, PPB, Project Aware, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Wreck Detective Instructor!
Equipment Manufacturers Brands Used –
Make of Regulators – Apeks
Make of Drysuit – Northern Diver
Make of Wetsuit – Xcel
Make of BCD / Wing – Mares
Make of Mask and Fins – Hollis, Mares
Favourite piece of dive equipment owned and why – My dive computer, it helps me for all the usual safety aspects but is also good for free diving .
Favourite Dive Site UK and why – Brighton, might not be the ‘best’ , might involve some challenging diving but it’s a nice day out and not too far to travel to.
Favourite Inland UK Sites – Stoney Cove, lovely place of training or a good bible. Has something for everyone, the staff are friendly and the place is very well run.
Favourite Dive Site Overseas and why – Too hard to say, but top 2 are SS Dongala wreck in Australia and Sipidan island in Malaysia, two spectacular places to dive.