Chairperson: John Lee Young
John has been fascinated by underwater life since he was a little boy just floating in a stream wearing goggles to watch the fish. Now a Sports Diver, he’s always keen to dive – whether on a single or twinset – and is always working on capturing that elusive, perfect underwater photo to put up on his living room wall.
Secretary: Andy Botten
Andy started diving as a teenager, and then took it up again while living and working in the South of France in 1998. He is always looking for a buddy to go diving with or messing about with boats; organising trips for members and friends, at both home and aboard. He loves nothing more than bringing on other divers in this wonderful sport. As a diver he has not stood still, moving to rebreathers and trimix in 2009 and slowly increased his depths to qualify as MOD 3. He is an instructor trainer for both open circuit and closed circuit, diver training as well as for numerous skill development courses.
Treasurer: Nic Peters
Nic had a Try Dive with Dacorum Scuba in April 2016 and qualified as an Ocean Diver later that year, proving that you can learn to dive even if you are past 50! She is now a Sports Diver, training to become a Dive Leader. She has taken a number of skill development courses and has dived in the UK, Malta and Kefalonia.
Diving Officer: Kevin King
Kevin joined Dacorum Scuba in 2009 as a PADI crossover diver and continued his training with BSAC. He is now an Advanced Diver. Over the last 16 years, he has dived extensively abroad and in the UK. He enjoys organising club trips so that he and others can experience and appreciate the interesting and varied diving the British Isles has to offer. Currently, Kevin is a keen CCR diver and uses an AP Inspiration XPD, but that said he is more than happy to dive open circuit when the need arises!
Equipment Officer: Stuart Madagan
Stuart started diving in 2007 and has been very keen ever since. He has dived numerous locations both around the UK and abroad. Stuart has undertaken many additional qualifications including Nitrox Blender, Advanced Deco, Twin Set, Boat Handler and many others. He is also an active instructor in the club and enjoys putting student through their paces.
Communications Officer: Kristina Pedder
Kristina has been diving since she discovered scuba at university in the 1980s, where she qualified as an Advanced Instructor. She has led club diving and training from RIBs and other small boats all around the fabulous UK coastline. In 2009, she qualified as a 60m trimix diver, to see some of the deeper wrecks around the UK. Now, she dives an AP Diving Evo+ rebreather.