Meet The Team

Canary Divers have many years experience of providing excellent services to new and existing divers. We are a PADI affiliated (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) 5 Star Dive Centre - and our friendly staff have the customers interests at the heart of everything we do.

 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:15pm

Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED (Gone Diving!)

 

Store Address:

11 High Street

Rishton

Blackburn

Lancs

BB1 4JZ

Tel: 01254 659145

Meet Our Training Team!

Team Bio:

Alan Holden:
Alan is joint owner of Canary Divers and is a PADI Staff Instructor and First Aid Instructor Trainer. Alan also looks after this Canary Divers Website, and all marketing activities. Alan has experience of diving all over the UK, Spain, Cyprus, Mexico, Gozo, Truk Lagoon, Red Sea.
Alan specialises in putting a good deal together on your scuba kit - come and discuss!
Always happy to help........a real workaholic! ..
Stewart Cross:

Stewart is joint owner of Canary Divers and is a Divemaster.

Stewart is also our resident technician, and is IDEST and ASSET accredited so that all your kit and cylinder servicing requirements can be met

Stewart has dived all over the UK, Mexico, Caribbean, Truk, Red Sea, Gozo and the Mediterranean

Darren Clawson:

Darren is one of Canary Divers' PADI Staff Instructors. Darren Is also our Tech Diving Instructor under his own 'Ocean Tek' Banner. He has dived in Mexico Inc cavern diving, Red Sea, Bahamas, Cuba, Malta , Florida, Dominican, Ireland, Isle Of Man & the good old Irish Sea a lot ! Such a lot to cram into 10 years! Darren is always keen to help new and experienced divers........

Eddie Thorne:

Eddie is another Canary Divers PADI Instructors, and our resident electrician!. Eddie has been diving for 7 years and in that time has dived Malta, Mexico, Greece, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Isle of Man and also all over the UK. Eddie is also a qualified Tech Diver

Dan Nott:

Dan is one of Canary Divers PADI Instructors. He started diving after completing his degree in marine vertebrate zoology and has dived much of the UK, Gozo and Malta and the coasts of Gran Canaria. With interests in all aspects of diving including Tec/Sidemount

Martin Williams:

Martin is one of Canary Divers' PADI  Instructors, and a full TEC Trimix diver. He has dived in many many places all over the world, and is often ''on loan'' for the summer season to Gozo Aquasports in the Maltese Islands.

Martin is always keen to help both new and experienced divers.

Trevor Wignall:

Trevor is one of Canary Divers' newest Instructors, having qualified in November 2016, and is currently studying for his PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating
Trevor has dived in numerous places worldwide including the Red Sea, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Indian Ocean as well as in and around the UK.
Richard Spicer:

Richard is one of Canary Divers' newest Instructors, having qualified in November 2016, and is currently studying for his PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.

Richard has been diving since 2010 and has dived  Scapa Flows German fleet and Scotland’s West coast wrecks, with Mantas in Bali, Barracuda in Oman, Dubai, Musandam, with Hammerheads in the Red Sea, Malta and cave diving in the lava tubes of Santorini. Qualified Tech Diver, always happy to help, lend a hand to new and experienced divers.

Jack France:
Jack is one of Canary Divers' newest Instructors, having qualified in November 2016, and is currently studying for his PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating and looks forward to passing his knowledge on
Diving for 12 years, he has experience diving all over the world, including the Red Sea, Cozumel, Mexico, Jamaica, Malta, and Barbados

   
Paul Cockram:

Paul is one of Canary Divers Divemasters
Ex-Army Sergeant Major, and regimented through and through....you wont find anyone more organised than Paul!
Regan Atkinson:

Regan is one of Canary Divers most recent Divemasters, having qualified in February 2015.
Karen Neild:

Karen is one of Canary Divers' latest Divemasters, and is very keen to help students achieve their goals in both diving and as part of her day job as a college tutor
Karen has been diving for only 3 years, and has dived in the UK and Red Sea
Steve Roberts:

Steve is a Divemaster in Training, and has dived in many many remote places in the world
Dan Crook:

Dan is one of Canary Divers' latest Divemaster candidates, having started his DM journey only in September 2015.

Keith Beckley:

Keith is one of Canary Divers' latest Divemaster candidates, having started his DM journey only in December 2015.

Celia Pearson:

Celia is one of Canary Divers' latest DM candidates. Celia can also be found working in our shop as she is our Canary Divers 'Apprentice'
Celia has been diving from a very young age and is very experienced for someone so young!
Tamsin Williams:

Tamsin is one of Canary Divers' latest Divemaster candidates, and keen to progress. She has dived around the UK, Egypt, Gozo, and the south of France.
In her 'real job' she is a primary school teacher and really enjoys working with our younger dive students

Chrissie Malcolm:

Chrissie is one of Canary Divers' latest DM candidates, having joined our training team in January 2017




 

 

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East Lancashire's Premier Dive School

We conduct Scuba Diving Training For ALL levels - from 'Try Dive' to 'Instructor'

Active Club - Regular Diving Trips

Very active club, with members of various abilities and experiences. We don't just train students, we conduct regular dive trips for our members

Club Holidays

Regular club holidays to various venues around the world - Experiencing some of the worlds finest dive sites!

Retail Store For All Major Suppliers Of Diving Equipment

Our Store is packed with all your diving equipment requirements - either stocked in store or available for quick delivery

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