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Our Team

Gilly Fideria

Director of Operations

Gilly is Seychellois and has lived most of his life in Beau Vallon. Since 1984 he dives in Seychelles - since 1992 he is a diving professional. He has extensive experience in diving around the island of Mahe and the rest of the Inner Islands. Gilly loves boats, sports, and of course diving. He is an equipment service technician, and speaks English, French and of course Creole. Gilly is married to Elizabeth and they have a daughter.

Director of Operations
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor
Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor
Night Diver Specialty Instructor
Project AWARE Specialty Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor

Elizabeth is a Dutch citizen and came to the Seychelles in 1993. She is a diving professional since 1992 and has been diving since 1989. Currently she has more than 7000 dives logged, the vast majority of her dives have been made in Seychelles. She has extensive knowledge of the dive sites in Seychelles and discovered a number of top dive sites. She has an interest in all underwater creatures small and big and she is an avid UW Photo- and Videographer and won awards with both still and video images. She is mother of a daughter and married to Gilly.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor
Underwater Naturalist Specialty Instructor
Photography Specialty Instructor
Night Diver Specialty Instructor
Project AWARE Specialty Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor
Enriched Air Specialty Instructor

Elizabeth Fideria

Director of Sales & Marketing

Oliver Boniface

Dive Instructor

Oliver joined us in 2014, and started diving in 2002. Olivier is married to a Japanese lady and father of a teenage daughter, he is an experienced and very patient and fun PADI Divemaster & Instructor. Olivier speaks English, ... French and of course Creole, he is an equipment service technician, and has excellent knowledge of the sea and its marine life. Besides he is an excellent host and chef on our Creole BBQ. Your ultimate guide in paradise.

Wills Collie

Dive Instructor

Wills is 27 years old, and joined us in July 2019 as a PADI Instructor. Wills has a pleasant personality and was introduced to sindsurfing and sailing from a young age, and loves the sea. He joined the Seychelles Maritieme Academy ... to become a skipper, and ventured the Indian Ocean for about 10 years. Wills is a PADI Divemaster and Instructor and speaks english, french and naturally Creole, and enjoys the diver’s life style and being part of this amazing industry. So take a giant stride, and join Wills for a dive.

Eric Morel

Dive Instructor

Eric is a Seychellois and joined us freelance in 2015, he is a professional Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Eric speaks English, French and of course also Creole. Eric grew up close by the sea, loves boats ... and diving, and has extensive knowledge of diving around Mahe, and the Amirantes.

Kelly Laporte

Receptionist – Divemaster in training

Kelly is 20 years old and joined us in 2017 after she completed her PADI OWD and AOWD course with us as part of her studies at the Seychelles Maritime Academy. Kelly’s loves working in the diving industry ... she says, as you get the chance to meet people from all over the world. Kelly is provides you will all information regarding your dives with us, and will assist you with your bookings. And of course you might see her guide you on your dives with us.

Mervin Hoareau

Skipper

Mervin is 23 years old and joined us in May 2018, he is a graduate of the Seychelles Maritime Academy, and a qualified Skipper with good knowledge of the sea around Mahé, and our dive sites. Mervin is also a certified PADI Rescue ... Diver, of course he loves boats, reggae music, and is an excellent Cook on our Creole BBQ.

Aeron

Skipper

Aeron is 18 years old and joined us in August 2018 after he finished school, and joined us through a training scheme as a Deckhand and followed his training to become a Skipper. Aeron loves boats, music, the sea, and ... completed his PADI Open Water Diver course, so you might see him now and then in the water too. And with this experience and skills he is well skilled to assist you on the boat, but also a very good cook on our Creole BBQ.

Emline

Office assistant

Emline is 30 years old, and joined us in April 2019. Emline graduated from the National Institute of Education with a Diploma In Primary Teaching. She hold an IGCSE in English as a second language, Mathematics,... Geography and Diplome Francais grade Delf A2. Emline is an experienced office assistant and customer service officer. You will meet her responding to daily emails, keeping up the sales stock, keeping records, and other administrative duties. Emline has a pleasant personality, she is very open, friendly, and likes meeting different kind of people. Emline is married and a mother of two young daughters.

Sebastian

Trainee

Sebastien is 17 years old and joined us in May 2019 after he had completed his Post Secondary studies. Sebastian joined us through a training scheme in May 2019 to gain experience and knowledge as a Deckhand, and his goal is to become ... a licensed skipper.

Darius Henriette

Trainee

Darius is 15 years of age and joined us in April 2018 through an education scheme to finish his school.

Charlise Fideria

Trainee

Charlise is the daughter of Gilly and Elizabeth, she is often helping at the dive center after school, in the weekends and in the school holidays. At the moment she is completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Dive With Us

Dive with us on the best dive sites and visit the most beautiful beaches to relax while we prepare our specialty - a real Creole BBQ - for you on the beach.

Postal Address:

Big Blue Divers Pty. Ltd, P.O. Box 844, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

Physical Address:

North Coast Road, next to the Divers Lodge in Mare Anglaise,
Beau Vallon, Mahe

Dive Center Tel No:

+248 426 1106

Fax:

+248 424 7854

Email:

bigblue@seychelles.net

Gilly Fideria: 00248 2514304 / Elizabeth Fideria: 00248 2511103