Dive Services was originally used as a trading name for commercial diver, Alex Niall, based out of Southampton. Having worked together on a couple of projects throughout 2015 and 2016, Mark and Alex became friends and when Alex retired at the beginning of 2017, Mark took over the trading name, converted it into a limited company and is now running the company as a Diver Training Center and Commercial Diving Contractor based out of Swansea. Swansea premier diving centre.
The Team with Dive Services are;
Mark is the lead instructor with the Centre. He is a HSE qualified commercial diver and BSAC Trimix Instructor. Having spent more than 21 years in the military as a training officer, he is a qualified teacher and NVQ assessor. He is also a fellow of institute of leadership and management.
Mark loves nothing more than to help develop divers to become the best they can be, whether that is through developing their diving, H&S training and developing their emergency first aid skills. His diving passion is diving on wrecks, he can’t get enough of them. The majority of his diving is within the UK, so is at his most comfortable in the British seas. Four trips to Scapa flow and he still doesn’t believe he’s touched the surface of the dives there.
My name is Antonia Norton.
My friends call me Toni or T
My role with Dive Services is PADI Instructor, TecRec Tec Deep Instructor, EFR Instructor Trainer, TDI Instructor, SDI Instructor, and BSAC Instructor.
My favourite dive is Any chilled out dive where I can relax with my camera
My favourite sea creature is Turtle!!
Joshua is the youngest member of the team. He is just 10yrs old and is Marks son. He learn’t to Dive on the PADI junior Scuba Diver course and is an active diver, having dived off RHIBS, piers, Shores and taking every opportunity he can get to get in the water. He is a keen wreck diver, having dived several wrecks in the sea around Gower and Swansea, as well as purpose made wrecks in the inland dive centers around the country. However he is most happy chasing fishes and crabs around. He is often found helping out on courses either in or out of the water where appropriate.
He says his best dive in inland water was when he swam with Shoals of fish and a meter long Black Sturgeon in Capernwray Dive Center. His best sea dive was on the City of Bristol paddle steamer wreck in the Gower where he saw a two meter Conga Eel.
Selina is a professional photographer. She has always been intrigued by the mysteries of the deep blue. Combining diving with her profession she has utilized her skills as a photographer to venture into the world of underwater photography.
She is a HSE qualified diver and Padi Divemaster. Within Dive Services she assists as one of our divers for our commercial work.
Diving has taken her to different parts of the world where she has volunteered on several Marine conservations projects.
Her goals are set on becoming a commercial diver in the film and media industry whilst also perfecting her skills in underwater photography and picking up videography.
Stephen is one of our crew here. Stephen is more often than not found as safety/rescue diver on our commercial work or on our recreational courses.
Stephen is ex-forces, still in the reserves as an NCO.
Stephen is passionate about wreck diving, deep and dark. He is a BSAC Dive Leader and accelerated deco diver. He is also a CMAS 3 diver.
Always know your safe when Stephen is on the job.