Polly's Curriculum Vitae

PADI MSDT #651896

British, born 2 March 1980
English-mother tongue, French-fluent,
Spanish-basic but learning!
NACD Full Cave Diver
EFR and CFC Instructor 
PADI Tec Deep Diver
Gas Blender (Nitrox)
Teaching 6 Specialties: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Digital Underwater Photography, Night, Boat
UK driving licence
70+ Certifications
800+ Logged Dives
200+ Registered DSDs

Professional Diving Experience 

Underwater Technical World - Riviera Maya, Mexico November 2011 to present
Open water teaching and guiding

Dive Tulum - Tulum, Mexico May - October 2011
           Managing, cavern and open water guiding, working in diveshop, visual merchandising and promotion

Bahia Divers - Xpu Ha, Mexico May - July 2011
          Freelancing: open water diving

Sinai Divers - Hilton Resort Dahab, Egypt 2010-2011, 6 months
PADI 5 Star CDC center and technical diving facility

          Guiding and teaching in the Hilton Resort - shore and boat diving

Sinai Divers Backpackers - Dahab, Egypt
          Teaching and guiding

Fish and Friends - Dahab, Egypt
          EFR courses in English and French

Octopus World - Dahab, Egypt Freelance over 6 months
          Teaching and guiding 

Black Rock - Coralia Hotel, Dahab, Egypt
          French DSDs

Dolphin Services - Djibouti City, Djibouti 2009-2010, 12 months
PADI Gold Palm Resort
Dive centre manager responisble for all day-to-day running of centre:

Assisting on US Army base and Sheraton Hotel
          Guiding on daily boat trips
          Promoting and running whale shark snorkelling excursions
          Answering customer emails
          Equipment inventory and ordering
          Creation of all promotional literature (images, text, layout)
          Creation of Dolphin Services Webpage/Blog
Divemaster and crew on M/Y Deli livaboard 
  RegalDive, H2O, Oceanes, Dive Spirit Travel, Slow Dive, Fun and Fly
Diveboat Superviser for commercial dive operation
Christobal Colon Dredger - using specialised video and communication equipment (AGA Divator MKII, Video Compact

Diving the Crab - Diani, Kenya 2009, 2 months
PADI Gold Palm Resort
          Selling courses

Diver Training

NACD Full Cave Diver  June 2011 
          with Fernando Davilla, Dive Tulum - Quintana Roo Mexico

PADI Tec 50 Diver Jan 2011
          with Nicolas Pagnier, Sinai Divers - Hilton Resort Dahab, Egypt

IDC Feb 2010  
          with Platinum Course Director Nancy Abd El Wahab, Sinai Divers - Hilton Resort Dahab, Egypt

PADI Divemaster 
March 2009

Diving the Crab - Diani, Kenya

Professional Experience

Jean Paul Gaultier
April 2006 - November 2008
          Assistant Designer - Paris, France

J. Maskrey
          Designer - London, England

Paul Smith

          Sales Assistant - London, England


Institut Francais de la Mode - Paris, France 2005-2006  
          Masters in Fashion Design

Middlesex University - London, England  2000-2003
          BA Hons. Fashion Design

Newcastle College - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England  1998-1999
          Art Foundation Course

Central Newcastle High School - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England  1983-1998
          10 GCSEs, 4 A-Levels


My hobbies include yoga, drawing and working with images in Adobe Photoshop