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Why choose Scuba Murcia?

Proffesional team

  • Scuba Murcia is not just "another dive centre". We are a small team of diving professionals with multi agency training and experience

  • This is not a seasonal job for them - This ensures that they have the experience and knowledge to make your diving  unique and focused on individual needs

  • Our team have a diverse range of teaching and diving experience, from the highest level of recreational teaching to mixed gas and technical diving, ensuring you have the best instructor regardless of the course or dives you are doing

  • Diving is our passion and we constantly look to improve our own skills and invest in instructor training to ensure we are maintaining our individual progression and development

Highest quality training

  • We keep class sizes small and the schedule flexible

  • We take time to focus on fundamental diving skills (Buoyancy control, Breathing techniques and fining), so our courses are not a box ticking exercise

  • You will finish your course or workshop as a well rounded and safer diver

  • We have a strict adherence to our training agency standards and always put your safety as our highest priority

  • We don't just issue certifications we create great divers

  • We want you to leave Scuba Murcia and be proud that our name is on your certification

Personal Service

  • We pride ourselves on creating personalised packages taking time to understand your unique and specific interests

  • There is no "One Size" fits all dive plan

  • We have small groups for guided dives and courses so we can provide you with the attention you need

  • You wont be rushed, we will make sure your experience is relaxed and you feel like part of our diving family

  • All of our bookings are personally answered, we do not have an automated system, making your booking experience tailor made

Environmentally aware

  • Good environmental awareness is core to Scuba Murcia, both in the courses we teach and the dive excursions we guide 

  • We actively participate in local clean up dives and environmental initiatives

  • We do not pay towards any Eco accreditation just for a badge on our website, instead we promote teaching good environmental awareness and encourage progress over perfection

  • We operate a strict no touch and no animal harassment policy. We prefer to encounter our wild environment naturally, not a forced one

The Dive Team

Ed Smith Diving Instrucor

Ed Smith

Ed is a Technical and recreational diving instructor with over 25 years of experience in the water. A PADI IDC Staff and a TDI Technical diving instructor with over 6,000 dives with diving and teaching experience all over the world. Eds diving and work has taken him as far as the Galapogos Islands, the Maldives and the Philippines, cave diving in Mexico, wreck diving in Scapa flow, Malta, Egypt and the UK and many other diving hot spots across the globe including Spain!. Ed specializes in backmounted twin set diving and loves diving with Sharks. He has a very relaxed and fun nature although his courses can be tough you will always learn something new and come away with a smile on your face.  

  • PADI Staff Instructor

  • TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Instructor

  • Intro to Cave & Cavern Instructor

  • Mixed Gas (trimix) and decompression diver

  • Cave diver

Jo Golder sidemount Diving Instructor

Jo Golder

Jo is a Technical diver and Recreational diving instructor with over 10 years of experience in the diving industry. Jo is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a TDI Technical diver with over 2,000 dives. She has dived in many places around the world including the Maldives, Indonesia, Galapagos and Mexico. Jo Specializes in Sidemount diving and can often be found teaching this style of diving at both entry level and technical diver level. She loves the smaller critters and will happily chat about "Nudis"to anyone thats interested! Jo is also most peoples first point of contact with Scuba Murcia as she is responsible for managing your bookings, emails and messages. please be nice to her! ​​


  • Sidemount Instructor

  • Cave diver

  • TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Diver

Colourful diver in wet suit

Louise Bradley

Louise is our newly qualified PADI Instructor with over 5 years of diving experience, having dived in the Caribbean, USA, Egypt and Spain.  She has been a familiar face at Scuba Murcia for nearly 3 years having completed her Dive Master and Assistant Instructor courses here as an Intern. Now as an instructor Louise is happy to pass on her knowledge in her enthusiastic (and very organised,) way. You can always tell when Louise is working because of the very tidy and orderly arrangement of the kit area! Diving has enabled Louise to conquer her lifelong fear of Sharks, by diving with them as much as possible! She now teaches the PADI Shark Aware specialty to raise awareness of their importance.​​

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Buoyancy and Shark aware Specialty Instructor

  • Emergency First Responder Instructor

Cave diver with reel

Remco Van Hal 

Remco is a PADI Instructor with more than 10 years of diving experience, having dived in Egypt, Kenya, Thailand and Spain. He is passionate about cave and technical diving . You can mostly find  him diving in his Sidemount configuration with his camera taking pictures of the small things including Nudibranchs and his favorite the Cuttlefish.​​

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Sidemount, Drysuit, Nitrox, Deep, Wreck and night dive Instructor

  • Technical Diver

  • Cave diver

safety stop diver

Kate Buley 

Kate is a PADI Assistant Instructor with 4 years diving experience, having dived in Egypt and Spain. Kate loves being in the water whether its a Discover Scuba or a deep wreck dive, she enjoys sharing her diving passion with everyone.  She is passionate about personal fitness and Yoga and is a huge promoter of diving for well-being and personal development.


  • PADI Assistant Instructor

  • Deep, Drysuit, Nitrox, Wreck and night diver

  • EFR 1st responder

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