Lynette Dixon  Dive Master PADI #332548 (Owner)

Lynette discovered the magic of Boracay in 2010 at the tail end of some social work at an orphanage in Tacloban City and quickly fell in love with the island and its people.  Inspired to become more involved in the community, she bought New Wave Divers and is working on making it the best dive shop possible.  She has refitted the shop with new equipment and upgraded vessels and is constantly pushing to further improve every customer's experience in and around the water.  Lynette also continues to work with local orphanages and the local tribes in Boracay to better their living environment.

In terms of her life before and outside of New Wave: Lynette was born in Arkansas, USA, and raised a family there while working in the medical field.  She has pursued modeling at various times in her life and was crowned Mrs. Akansas United States in 1999.  She  now works as a consultant in the medical field in Georgia and is pursuing her doctorate in Psychology.  She recently co-produced a horror film, Germ, which just obtained US and international distribution and which is expected to be available globally in 2013.  (Check out the trailers atwww.germthemovie.com and http://tomcatfilmsllc.com/germ.  :-) )  Lynette makes regular trips to Boracay to recharge her batteries and continue the mission of growing New Wave Divers to be the best! Lynette also finished her Dive Master training with Tony being her instructor this past Sept

 
Guanyi Chen PADI Dive Master ( On leave )


After hearing Guany’s story I was so impressed with how hard she has worked to achieve thus far only her Dive Master !! With her passion she can only be a success in diving. “The thing that I love most about diving is experiencing a completely different and exciting world underwater. I'd never experienced anything quite like it before. That’s the reason why I took my Dive Master course only 4 months after my Open Water course and now plan to make a career in the diving industry” (Guany)  Guany’s personal experience of fearing water and being a non swimmer for most of her life makes it so easy to empathize with beginner divers - who may be nervous. She only learned to swim recently and It took a lot of time and practice for her to accomplish the 400 meters swimming test on her Dive Master course. Now she is no longer scared of the water!  Her story is a testament of how magic and attractive diving is and how it can even change someone's life
An important aspect Guany believes in, is having the ability to build a firm friendship with each client, hopefully leading to them doing more diving! She also very much enjoys spending time with and communicating with people from different cultures.

Mick Chapman Course Director 53358

Mick was born in England, and he has been diving for 38 years since 1976. He has over 15,000 dives under his weight belt taking in almost all four corners of the world from the tropics to the frozen iced over fjords of Norway.
Mick has been a PADI Professional Instructor since 1991 making him a PADI member now for 23 years. He is one of the worlds' most experienced Instructors, and definitely the most experienced on the island of Boracay, and possibly the whole of South East Asia.
Mick has been a PADI Course Director since 1998, and has so far a 100% success rate on IDC's in many countries around the world.

Having owned two Dive Centres of his own in very diverse locations such as Oslo, Norway and Baja California Sur in Mexico, Mick has the experience and organisational ability to make you feel relaxed while either learning to dive for the first time and enjoy our environment when taking your PADI Open Water Course or by becoming a PADI Professional (Divemaster or Instructor) and enjoying a life style that Mick believes is second to none.
Mick teaches all the standard PADI courses, and also 15 Specialty courses at recreational as well as at professional levels being an Instructor Trainer for those Specialties. He also teaches Emergency First Response courses at student levels as well as being an Instructor Trainer for EFR and teaching the teachers.
Mick tends to specialise more in Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Instructor Development Courses up to and including Instructor Specialties, Master scuba Diver Trainer and IDC Staff Instructor courses, but simply loves to blow bubbles on any course with any diver.
Mick is renowned for his sense of humour and his patience while teaching, and states firmly that he "does not work for a living, but has fun instead!!

Alex Kosenkov - Open Water Scuba & EFR Instructor #289453

Nitrox, Deep, Wrack, DriAlex can speak many languages Russian(mother tongue)and since since 2004 has looged over 260 dives, diving in Egypt, Australia, Tunis, Thailand and Switzerland. Alex has been teaching OWD, AOWD, Rescue in English, German and Russian for all this time.
Calm and unassuming man of few words, rather than an ebullient entertainer. Responsible, reliable and polite. Appreciate sincere friendly communication.
To be rather than to appear. Alex is in great physical health and his goal of 40 push-ups has been passed he is now up to 50. If you get to dive with Alex you will truly get to see a great diver in action and will be greatful you got to meet him. He is a wonderful addition to the New Wave family. padi.289453@gmail.com

Marina Chuklaykina Divemaster #321339

Marnia did her internship in 2012 in Kah Tao, Thailand. She is the wife of Alex and she can speak Russian her mother language, along with German and English. Marnia has completed over 210 dives since 2004 and has been to Egypt, Australia, Tunis, Thailnd and now with us in the Philippines. Marnia has a lot of experience as a cerfied assistant, boat master, shop staff and is an excellent diver. We feel very blessed to have Marina and Alex with us in Boracay at New wave. Welcome to the family !! padi.321339@gmail.com

Chris Hamaoui PADI MSDT #283423

Born and raised in Montreal, I left Canada behind in search of a new life and exciting career in scuba diving. I was always fascinated with the Philippines to the point it became an obsession. Finally, after three long years of study, destiny called for a leap of faith and I relocated to this beautiful country.I now reside in Boracay, Island Paradise. A new chapter in my life has just begun, and I'm now living the dream and no longer dreaming the life. Chris has a moto "I may have been born in the water but I was raised up in the sky! As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, Chris is continuously thriving to better himself. With nine specialty instructor certifications including deep,drift, enriched air, wreck and underwater digital photography with video.Chris is certified to teach the entire range of PADI courses in recreational diving from Bubblemaker to Master Scuba Diver, including Emergency First Responder and Rescue Diver. For those wishing to go Pro, he can also teach the entire Dive Master course. Chis is already setting sights on continuing his  education in order to obtain his next certification level, IDC Staff Instructor. He is fluent in both and can therefore attend to a wide range of clients

Arron Lever - IDC /DiveMaster

Arron comes to New Wave via upstate New York USA. He is a retired officer of the United States Coast Guard.
Arron was born in a small village just outside of Coran Philippines.  Being Filipino/American his family moved shortly after to the US where his parents raised his siblings and himself. Comming back to the Philipines now with his daughter to see his mothers side and heritage of the Philippines has been a huge positive in their lives.

After retiring from the US Coast Guard and while visiting his parents, who now live in the Philippines, Arron went to Malapascua Island for his PADI open water in April 2012. Having achieved his NAUI open water with the coast guard in 1989, Arron knew he loved the underwater world. Moving forward with PADI training just made sense for him.  Having Arron join us at New Wave Divers is exciting! Welcome to the family Arron !! 


 

Keep checking back for more informaiton to come ...now back to my comics

Sheila -- Secretary

Sheila joined New Wave in September and haas just been a huge asset to the family, She has been in Boracay for some years now and can tell you just about anything on the island. She is a great resouce who actually carries her own phone book around with her adding number to it as she gather them ...a woman with a mission to know a lot of information :) .
She is kind hearted and will help you with just about anything you need. You will be greeted with a smile and always feel welcome with her in the room.

Glennie Borita - Reception and Scheduling Manager

Glennie is our Receptionist and Scheduling Manager, she also assit with marketing. Glennie started this role in November taking on the receptionist and scheduling for our guest. She came to the island from Cebu to work along with her sister. Lynette met her shortly after her arrival and have stayed in contact ever since. With her bubbly personality and big smile she is ready to greet you. Welcome aboard Glennie to the New Wave Family!
I manage everyone ....Lexi :)
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