At Living The Dream Divers, we are extremely proud of our service and equipment but most of all, we are proud of our crew. When diving with us, you will receive the safest, most comfortable dive trips available on Grand Cayman.

Our crew are unmatched in their patience, people skills, 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

ChristianOriginally 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.

 

Scott "Happy" Hartwell

Scott "Happy" Hartwell Scott started life in the UK as an accountant! On one particularly drab British day he decided to toss the suit and tie away, pack his bag and head for warmth. His love of diving and easy going gentle manor make him an awesome dive instructor. Scott completed his instructor in 2004 in South Africa where he crashed through heavy surf and avoided great white sharks. Scott’s first taste of the Caribbean was working in the BVI’s and Barbados. He came to Grand Cayman in early 2010 and has been a teaching machine since joining LTD in September. As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer he is passionate about showing people the underwater world and helping them to become awesome divers. Scott has a great personal story about how he came to live in the islands which will entertain you during your surface interval. oh yeah and ask to see his passport photo!!!

 

Scott's Professional Qualifications

Scott's Professional Qualifications:

  • 2007 PADI Dive Master
  • 2007 PADI Assistant Instructor
  • 2008 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • 2008 Emergency First Response Instructor
  • 2011 PADI Specialty Instructor
    • Wreck, Deep, Navigation, Night, Drift
    • Fish ID, PPB
  • 2011 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • 2012 DAN Dive Emergency Management Provider
  • 2012 Red Cross First Aid CPR

Trish Hildred

Trish HildredTrish grew up in England on her parents working farm. Growing up on a family farm meant Trish got to experience the amazing and sometimes unusual things that make up a standard hard days work on a farm including knowing how to shear a sheep! With a degree in Biology from Bristol University she decided to take a year out and spend some time with her family who lived on Grand Cayman. Trish absolutely loves the water and wanted to become a dive instructor. On Grand Cayman that dream became a reality as she upgraded from open water diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

Spending any amount of time with Trish and you know that she loves scuba diving and being a mermaid. She has been awarded the coveted elite instructor award. She has taught 1000’s of people and can adapt to anyone, making learning to dive easy and fun.

On board the boat, Trish will make sure you are safe and having tons of fun. Her informative briefings and talent for finding sharks is becoming legendary.First time in the water or have been diving 1000’s of times, its impossible not to have a an outstanding time. You can also ask her how to complete Bop It!!!

 

Ty Neiser

Ty NeiserOur 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 specialities 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.

Tim Andersen

Tim AndersenBorn and raised the American way, Tim is as passionate for diving and Living his dream as a man can be. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fishing for crab as soon as he could walk and has a natural talent for the boats. After a few years working in a steal plant Tim decided he needed a little fresh air in his work. He looked at becoming an ocean tug boat driver. There was one problem…he wanted to be under the water as well as on top. That lead him to quitting his job, buying a ticket, learning to dive and falling in love. Tim is now a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a licensed US Coast Guard Captain. This combination is perfect for what has become his daily life of diving and driving boats.

To see Tim at his best, book a private charter and let him spin you around his favorite reefs then chill out at stingray city followed by a beach BBQ!

Ben Chiles

Ben ChilesBen is currently ranked as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and holds the coveted PADI - Elite Instructor Status. He grew up in Great Britian on his parents working farm. The farm machinery used by his Dad was all powered by John Deere engines. Now in the Cayman Islands, he feels very at home with our dive boats which are all powered by John Deere’s! 'Nothing Runs Like Deere'.

His dive career started on a vacation dive trip and from that point he knew one thing for sure, "its a divers life for me" His first stop was on the Spanish island of Tenerife, next to Africa. He heard about Cayman from a friend who was working over here. Now this is his home Ben could not be happier. He has a dog named ’Nick' and a never ending appetite for frozen yogurt. If he is not diving he is on the beach enjoying time with Nick.

Ben loves to be under the water and has taught hundreds of people to dive. His calm and mellow attitude is a perfect compliment to your dive training.

Maui

MauiOur 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.

 
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