SCUBA Diver Steve

Steve has been a passionate SCUBA diver since completing his PADI Open Water course with Fins Watersports, Hull in 1996, predominantly diving UK waters for the next 8 years.

In 2004 Steve was posted to Cyprus with the British Army where he completed his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Alpha Divers, Larnaca. Whilst based in Cyprus Steve owned his own boat and extensively explored and dived the coastline of Eastern Cyprus and fell in love with the MS Zenobia Shipwreck.

Steve qualified as a PADI Rescue Diver with Seastyle Divers, Worcester in 2011 and decided at this point that he wanted to become a PADI professional.

Prior to retiring from the Military in January 2017, following an extremely eclectic 22-year career. Steve completed his PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructors course with Coral Bay Divers, Paphos in September 2016. Following retirement from the Military Steve then spent the summer season of 2017 as an Instructor for Coral Bay Divers and qualified as a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer in September 2017.

Steve finally realised his dream in March 2018 by purchasing Pissouri Bay Divers.

Since owning Pissouri Bay Divers Steve has taken the business from strength to strength, we are now consistently ranked No1 on TripAdvisor, Facebook followers have increased from 425 to 3200, Instagram from 220 to 1700 and counting.

We have exponentially grown to dive centre both in real estate and assets, we are the only Dive Centre in Cyprus providing regular trips to the islands No1 Dive site, Jubilee Shoals, in our bespoke dive boat ‘Barbossa’, Pissouri Bay Divers boasts top of the range dive equipment and a large Dive Centre with retail and an on site coffee shop.

Steve is excited and in eager anticipation for the 2024 season, looking forward to meeting new and returning customers to introduce them to the undersea world. Making new friends to share his knowledge and love of diving with and to continue educating people in becoming more aware to the environment and to respect nature and the natural world.

When Paul came to Cyprus after his retirement, he looked forward to embarking upon a sea of tranquillity. It turns out, however, that Paul is not cut out for the quiet life of tanning on the beach all day. So he took up diving again with Steve at Pissouri Bay Divers: What started out as a hobby the time quickly became a daily habit. One course led to another, and soon enough, Paul achieved his Divemaster qualification and immediately afterwards, his DSD leadership.

Something that never crossed his mind when he made his first dive back in 1983, also in Cyprus.

Paul loves the underwater life and is an excellent turtle spotter.

But his absolute favourite dive is the Zenobia wreck. That’s why he knows it like the back of his hand, and we call him our very own Zen-specialist.

When Paul’s not diving, you can find him sitting quietly with a Keo in his hand, watching the people pass by. Not being a man of many words, Paul is the perfect underwater guide and will happily show you all the beautiful underwater sites of Cyprus.

When Evelyn (Evy) started a world travel in 2019, she worked at some p’aces in exchange for free housing to save on her budget, In January of 2020 she ended up in a scuba shop in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Even though she got her Padi Open Water certificatior 2017 in the same region, she considered the option of going pro. This changed quickly when seeing all the opportunities this world has to offer. In the middle of her Divemaster course she had to cut her trip short because of Covid and return home to Belgium. Seeing that this pandemic wasn’t going to be a short-term thing, she finished the rest of her Divemaster’s in the murky and cold waters of Belgium, followed by the Instructor course, which she finished in the summer of 2021.

Gaining some experience in her home country and undertaking plenty of scuba trips, she decided it was time to spread her wings again and leave the cold behind. Because of the very warm welcome of the team at Pissouri Bay Divers, the choice was easily made to come to Cyprus.

Being the new kid in town, Evy is ready to go explore the underwater world together with you!