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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born and bred 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.
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 regarded 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 Boat 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!!!
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.
Kyle had an amazing, inspirational and slightly different journey to become part of the LTDD Team. His 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 family vacation schedule. Kyle loved each and every trip! Kyle completed his Advanced certification with us during one of those trips. The joke onboard soon 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 four years we are not sure we 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 dive with their son.
Pronounced “Aye-mon”, Born in Ontario, Canada. He learned to dive in the freezing lakes and water on the middle of Canada. Despite the conditions Eamonn fell in love with diving. His first scuba job was working for his local dive shop, leading snorkel and intro dive tours over the wrecks of the Great Lakes. He then went on to complete his instructor certification. It wasn’t long before he wanted to ditch the dry suit for something less. He found Cayman and like all of us, decided this was going to be home.
Having worked at a number of places on island Eamonn joined our team in 2022 after the Covid lock down was dropped. During his time with us he has become a popular Boat Captain leading some of the best dives. His four tank private charter are Epic and a must for any serious diver.
Eamonn’s pleasant Canadian charm, kind manor, and easy guiding techniques will ensure you have the best time onboard. Oh and he has two rules when you join him onboard, 1. No politics and 2. No one carries their gear!!
Our second South African on the team which means Warren has someone to understand his accent! Steven started his dive career after leaving collage in South Africa. He worked at a dive resort which was a huge training center. Nothing is easy about diving in SA. This gave him the calm, on point skills to deliver outstanding PADI certifications. Steven has taught over 300 people since joining the team. Not bad for 18 months work!
Before joining us at LTDD he was able to secure a place guiding on the world famous, sardine run. This yearly event follows huge shoals of sardines as they migrate south. They are an abundant food source for large pelagic animals. Steven was diving with these immense shoals as he guided divers.
His other passions in life are underwater photography, and being South African- Rugby is life!
Steven is an PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with multiple PADI instructor specialities, a sweet nature and a kind demeanor.
In her heart, she is an island lady. Born in the north of England, her family moved to the Isle Of Wight. A super small island known for the famous music festival in the 70’s, the UK’s Woodstock, which is still happening yearly. Water and islands are in her blood. Her first visit to Cayman was with her father to get certified. She loved the island and its amazing fish critters. Having finished school she decided to take a gap year and come work in Grand Cayman, that was eight and half years ago! She says she is now going for the gap decade!
A super skilled instructor still actively teaching beginner to advanced, she is now following her family’s boating passion. She is a dedicated Boat Captain leading trips for us daily. Lauren’s local knowledge having been diving here for so long is a bonus to any trip she leads.
Outside of scuba she is in love with her pet parrot, ask her about it!
Our favourite son that we never had! Coming from the north west state of Washington with all the fish, rain and hippies. Alex certified as an instructor on the island of Utila. Alex, lives the t-shirt slogan, “buy a ticket, fall in love, stay forever!” He is always smiling and joyful in every task.
It could be raining or sunny it never affects his happy thoughts. Maintaining the highest teaching standards for every course, and every person. Alex not only keeps it professional, but finds a way to make everything just a little more fun.
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.
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.