southampton scuba divers

Meet the team

At Southampton Scuba Diving school you’re assured of a warm welcome with the promise of a safe, fun, professional, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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We enjoy teaching others to dive. So if you wish to learn, want to improve your dive skills or to find out more about what we have to offer, give us a call on 07740 542604.end of testimonial


Garry Donaldson underwater


Garry Donaldson, PADI MSDT

I was always fascinated by the undersea world and growing up in the Channel Islands gave me ample time to explore it as an avid snorkeler. When the opportunity to learn to dive came along I jumped at the chance. Now with 25 years experience behind me, I still love it as much now as I did back then, and as an added bonus I now have the opportunity to teach scuba diving while continuing and challenging myself to learn more about it day by day.

I'm always on hand to discuss all aspects of diving and if there's something I don't know, I usually know someone who can help out. Feel free to drop me a line or give me a call to discuss.

Garry Donaldson Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Garry Donaldson



Ken Brew underwater



Scuba diving is an amazing activity. I started diving in 2009, and have been hooked on this thrilling experience ever since. I learnt to dive in the UK, and continue to dive here all year round - possibly the coolest thing I do! I've also dived at various locations around the world - see the photos in the gallery.

I enjoy teaching diving and sharing the buzz with others, whether it is their first time or they are improving their skills.

Ken brew Instructor

Ken Brew



Steve Audley underwater


Steve Audley, PADI OWSI

Since passing my Open Water in May 2012 I have become hooked on diving as a sport. Each year I've added to my training which in turn has added to my diving adventures.

I dive regularly in the UK, Spain and my passion is the Maldives. Having a very busy life/work style means that at 18m plus there is very little use for iPhone's and iPad's, you don't even have to deal with the issues of traffic, trains or everyday life. You are just cut off from reality in an aquatic world that’s your own. My continued training has allowed me to successfully complete my Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Steve Audley - Dive Master


Steve Audley



Andrei Stanescu underwater


Andrei Stanescu, PADI DM

Since passing my open water course in 2016, I quickly realised that I wanted to share my passion for diving with others. I became a Divemaster in 2018 and have been working with students of varying skill levels ever since. In contrast to the rest of the team, most of my diving is UK cold-water diving and I thoroughly enjoy it! You can't match being able to see WWII wrecks in pristime conditions, marvel at scallops swimming all around you and the thrill of drift diving off the coast of Weymouth. If you are lucky, you might even get very close and personal with a seal - the dogs of the ocean.

While on one of our courses, you might not always have me in your line of sight while we're diving, but I'm usually an arm's length away, keeping a very close eye on your equipment, safety and well-being. On the surface I'll be your go-to for any questions or queries.

Andrei Stanescu Dive Master

Andrei Stanescuwn



Southampton Scuba Diving are fully insured and our insurance details are kept on file with PADI EMEA Head Office. We operate within the guidelines of the Health and Safety Executive in all the diver training we give. The team undertake annual medicals with HSE approved Doctors as legally required and for your peace of mind. First aid kits and oxygen kits are carried at every training session and our team are Emergency First Response trained.