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Mike Nortje

Mike Nortje

Mike Nortje is a PADI Staff Instructor and Cat B Commercial skipper. He started Pisces Divers in June 2002. Mike has worked in the Middle East and SE Asia and still loves to get in at least two or three dive trips a year. Mike particularly enjoys doing the sardine run each year and the pelagic shark trips.

JAN DE BRUYN

JAN DE BRUYN

Jan de Bruyn is a PADI Openwater Scuba Instructor and Cat B Commercial skipper who started diving with Pisces back in 2006 as an Openwater student and joined the team shortly afterwards in 2007. Jan is our main sales guru and lover of all things technical, specifically underwater camera equipment!

JACQUI MANCE

JACQUI MANCE

Jacqui Mance is our front office and bookings manager and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor since 1999 as well as an underwater videographer and boat skipper. She spent twelve years in the Cayman Islands as a dive professional before returning to SA. She joined Pisces in April 2015.

RIAAN DE VILLIERS

RIAAN DE VILLIERS

Riaan de Villiers was a regular diver with us on the weekends before deciding to Go Pro and do his PADI Career Development with us. He has since joined us full-time and as well as being able to fix almost anything, he is a skipper, compressor operator and gas blender.

VITO TORRENTE

VITO TORRENTE

Vito Torrente is a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor and Freediving Instructor who completed his Career Development Training with Pisces and joined the team on a part-time and then full-time basis. Always keen to get in the water, with or without his SCUBA gear!

ARINA WESSELS

ARINA WESSELS

Arina Wessels has been our accountant for the last thirteen years. She is a PADI Divemaster and her “happy place” is Madagascar where she works as a Divemaster each December to keep her sanity. She loves to travel whever possible!

KEVIN SCHMIDT

KEVIN SCHMIDT

Kevin has been part of the team for the last 3 years, assisting us as an expert guide on our pelagic shark and birding charters as well as guiding on the Sardine Run this year. Kevin is also a marine biologist and commercial diver and is passionate about sharks specifically, but all things ocean related.

YASEEN ANTHONY

YASEEN ANTHONY

Yaseen Anthony is a keen diver who has also become a very good service technician. He can normally be found servicing all manner of gear and camera housings in our workshop. He also takes care of all our school equipment.

ALAN WADDELL

ALAN WADDELL

Alan Waddell is our Service Technician as well as a Divemaster (retired!) Alan has dived for decades and travelled extensively. He did a stint at the Two Oceans Aquarium before joining Pisces part-time in 2006. Alan also maintains our compressor for us.

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