Operational Director/Skipper/Dive Instructor
Simon first joined the AQ team in 2013 as a dive instructor and is now a skipper and diving director, returning this year for his fourth summer. He has been introducing divers to the amazing underwater world for over a decade now and has dived in 30+ countries around the world, from South Africa to Galapagos, Egypt to Australia and Honduras to Palau (though not in his home country of Scotland surprisingly!). When not on or under the water, Simon enjoys long distance running as a way to explore new villages, towns, and cities around the world and recently completed his first full marathon in New York. When teaching, he especially enjoys seeing a new diver’s face light up after their first experience in the water, as well as helping more experienced divers fulfill their own potential as dive professionals. Simon has his MCA Yachtmaster Ocean 200t rating with 40,000 nautical miles of sailing experience, plus is a PADI Master Instructor, CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer, Cave and Technical Diver.