Our Crew

We have the best boats and equipment but the most important part of what we do is the crew who represent us everyday. We are extremely lucky to have a team of passionate, kind and friendly crew. When diving with us, you will receive the safest, most comfortable dive trips available on Grand Cayman. Join us onboard and enjoy the local knowledge and dive skills of this incredible team.

Our crew love what they do and are unmatched in their patience, understanding, professionalism, friendly banter and above all, their dedication to safety. By choosing a team of highly qualified PADI professionals that share these qualities together with their love of diving, we are able to provide our customers with a world class product.

Christian
Christian
Originally from the south west coast of England, Christian has been in the service industry his entire life. Christian started out in the night club industry of a British seaside town. In his early 20’s he got the travel bug.

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So he quit his job, bought a round the world ticket and began his adventure. Christian’s Cayman time started in 2004 on Cayman Brac. This was his school for the dive industry completing his dive master and instructor certifications. After this he went on to work in the BVI’s and Turks and Caicos returning to Grand Cayman in 2008 where he has made his home. Christian spent 8 years in dive ops management on island before joining us as our team leader in 2016. His credentials are as long as they are impressive. There is not a single area of recreational and technical diving that Christian hasn’t dipped his toe in. This gives Living The Dream Divers and incredible depth of experience and knowledge. Onboard he’ll keep you smiling with a laid back, kind and funny persona.

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Ty Neiser
Ty Neiser
Our West Coast Canadian has many years experience working in the Cayman Islands dive industry. From Ty’s first breath under Cayman’s warm waters in 2010 he knew this was home.

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Having worked for one of the original dive centers for many years Ty moved to the Cayman Aggressor liveaboard. A year of sea time was the perfect training ground for his boat driving. At Living The Dream Divers you will see Ty driving all of our boats but his favorite lady is Our Boat Too. Ty is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with many specialties under his weight belt. Ask Ty for his favorite dive in Cayman and he will say the one I am doing next. In the water he gives calm and interesting tours of Cayman’s stunning reefs. With as much bubble time as he has you will feel in safe and competent hands.

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Warren Preston
Warren Preston

Born and breed in South Africa Warren is full of life and passion. He started his diving career at 16 and has spent the last 14 years working and breathing scuba diving.

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Starting as a dedicated dive instructor Warren taught over 1000 students to dive and became a PADI IDC Staff instructor. That is an incredible amount of certifications in such a short time and a highly regarding rating.

When you dive with Warren you know that safety is on the top of his list. The skills he has developed with over a decade of diving and nearly 10 thousand dives are clearly evident every time he puts his fins on. Nothing is easy about diving in South Africa. The surf entry, cold water, strong currents and low viz make this harsh environment a challenge for any diver. These skills have stayed with Warren as he went on his dive travels around the globe. he went to Thailand, Australia all over Africa and the BVI’s.

They say that every cloud has a sliver lining. The extremely dark cloud of hurricane.

Irma that devastated the BVI’s in 2017 put Warren out of work. The sliver lining is he found Grand Cayman and has now made it his home.

Warren is an amazing diver but his natural skills at boat handling make him our key Captain. Its like the boat is an extension of his body as he drives to sites that are special to him and a little off the beaten path. In the water you will be guided by a pro and on board you will be entertained by his briefings and stories. Just remember to bring your South African translation book!!!

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Matt Clarke
Matt Clarke
Matt was born in a town in the north of England just about as far away from his life in Grand Cayman as it is possible to be. When Matt finished high school he new he wanted to teach our door activities.

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He went to collage in the UK and studied that very subject. During his training he become a certified diver. This first course ignited a passion in Matt that lead him to a number of awesome dive destinations around the world. Every dive made his passion grow and he knew that teaching diving, guiding dives and working in the sunshine were how he wanted to live. He has become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with a host of PADI Specialities. He has gained the coveted PADI Elite Instructor rating and continues to grow his skills and he learns to drive our boats. Diving with Matt is an an absolute pleasure. Every dive he is sure to show you some amazing creature. He has a keen eye for underwater life and makes sure he researches every fish or creature he finds. If you want to see the reef like never before come dive with Matt.

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George Ball
George Ball

When George smiles the world smiles with him. His youthful passion for Scuba diving and the underwater world is infectious. Any dive with George is fun, fun, fun, He will guide you around the reef and show you all the cool stuff.

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Born in London, England he found his passion for diving in Europe while on vacation. He loved it so much he had to make it his career.

In his time with us he has taught hundreds of divers and has gained the converted PADI Elite instructor rating.

George loves diving so much that on his days off he can often be found at the locale shore diving facilities getting some extra bottom time.

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Hamish Watson
Hamish Watson

Our first Scottish crew member! Hamish simply loves the ocean. Diving is more than a career it’s part of who he is. His calm and easy going nature make him a perfect dive instructor.

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He has taught 100’s of certifications with us and guide many dives. A shallow guided dive or a tour along the wall with Hamish is a dream ocean adventure.

A natural photographer he has developed amazing under water camera skills. His photos are often part of our social media. If you have questions regarding getting that perfect shot make sure to ask.

Hamish’s other water born passion is breath hold diving. He hopes to gain his PADI Free Diving Instructor rating and start to teach as well as work on his personal best depth. This discipline takes a great amount of skill.

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Kyle Stryczek
Kyle Stryczek
Born in the Windy City of Chicago Kyle loved the ocean from the moment he first dived. Since then he has lived and breathed the flip flop life.

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Kyle had an amazing, inspirational and slightly different journey to become part of the LTDD Team. He first Cayman Dive trip was with his parents when he was 12 years old. His Mum and Dad loved Cayman and made it a regular trip on the vacation schedule. Kyle loved each and every trip as much if not more. Kyle completed his Advanced certification with us during one of those trips. The joke onboard son became, when you turn 18 you should “buy a ticket, get instructor certified and move to Grand Cayman and work with us” …. Well….Kyle did just that. One day he made that call to us after he got certifed as a PADI instructor and got some experience teaching in Roatan. We welcomed Kyle and are so lucky and proud to have him as a member of our team.

Having worked with Kyle for two years I am not sure I have ever seen him not smile. Everyday he brings passion and energy to our crew. He is literally Living His Dream Diving! Plus his Mum and Dad have the best excuse to come visit their favorite island and diving with their son.

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Maui
Maui
Our dive dog joined the family in December 2010! Born on a working farm in the north of England, Maui is a pure breed British Chocolate Lab who comes from a long line of winning dogs. He stole our hearts and some shoes!!! and totally loves the water.

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He doesn’t join us on our dive trips but he is our loyal shore support and is often in the bus when we are picking people up, or waiting on the dock or in the dive shop with his tail wagging as he sees Our Boats and divers coming back in from an awesome Cayman Diving trip.

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