Meet the Team

Concept Scuba Malta under the Management of Audrey Farrugia – Managing Partner and  Ray Micallef – Director of Diving & Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Our Divers

Ray – co-owner proprietor of Concept Scuba Malta is now in his 43rd year as a Scuba, Snuba, Rebreather  and Technical  Diver too as well as being a PADI Staff Instructor now he personally numbers over 5K dives plus. There’s very little about diving Ray hasn’t tried or done himself and as he says he’s always looking toward being innovative and can’t wait for the next new invention in diving so he can try it! Obviously still as enthusiastic as that very  first day back 1977 when he took the first official lesson on how to dive he beams up with his countless stories of diving here and there across this globe over the years, his most favourite of dives being here in the Maltese  and the Caribbean islands. He opened up this dive centre because having dived and worked as a freelance instructor with most of the big dive centres here in Malta in the past he realised there was just that little something missing from his involvement:-  that of running a dive centre to his high standards and over and above all one that respects and holds to heart a genuine customer care!” If my clients don’t end up lifelong friends then I have failed”,  you often hear him say to his carefully chosen Instructors… all  do!

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Our Team

Lauren is an MSDT instructor and has been teaching diving for the past 3 years. She has been diving since the age of 14 and has a huge passion for everything underwater. Previously, she studied Chinese at university but when choosing a career path to take decided that diving was the way to go. After completing the dive master and instructor courses in South Africa, doing a short summer season in a dive centre in Greece, landed in Malta and has been teaching on the island for almost 2 years. She loves everything underwater, a huge advocate for protecting the ocean and helping to get more people in love with diving and marine life.

Lauren 是一个MSDT潜水教练,她最近3年教潜水。从十四岁做潜水,她对所有的水中事情非常兴趣。以前她在大学学习中文,但是在选择职业生涯的时候,她决定教练潜水是最好的主意。她在南非经过潜水长和教练的课程,在希腊工作工得6个星期。希腊以后选择去马耳他,她化了最近的二年在马耳他教潜水。她主张包护我们的海洋,还有帮助更多的人们对潜水和海洋动物为感兴趣。

Maria-nacionalidad española-Mallorquina de nacimiento. Descubrió el mundo del submarinismo a la edad de 19 años haciendo un internship en Mar Balear Dive Center durante todo un verano. Quedó tan fascinada por todo lo que descubrió bajo el agua que trabajó como recepcionista y Dive Máster durante dos años más en el mismo centro de buceo tratando de conseguir la mejor experiencia posible antes de realizar el curso de PADI Instructor y Nitrox Instructor en Zoea Mallorca. Antes de embarcarse en un viaje que la llevaria a vivir en Koh Tao,Tailandia, para trabajar como Open Water Scuba Instructor, decidió hacer sus prácticas de Auxiliar de eterinaria en el Aquarium de Mallorca trabajando para la conservación del coral y realizando cursos sobre el estudio biológico de los cetáceos, skualos y ajiformes, peces tropicales y peces del mediterráneo; así como los rocedimientos que deben llevarse a cabo en caso de varamiento de tortugas marinas y cetáceos. Defensora incansable de los tiburones, su objetivo principal como Instructora PADI es crear embajadores del mar y concienciar de la importancia de admirar, respetar y conservar este maravilloso planeta océano.

Maria – Spanish Nationality – Majorcan. Discovered the world of scuba at the age of 19 working as an internship at Mar Balear Dive Center for a whole summer. She was so fascinated by everything she discovered underwater that she worked as a receptionist and Dive Master for two more years in the same dive center trying to get the best possible experience before taking the PADI Instructor and Nitrox Instructor course in Zoea Mallorca. Before embarking on a trip that would take her to live in Koh Tao, Thailand, to work as an Open Water Scuba Instructor, she decided to do her Veterinary sistant internship at the Mallorca Aquarium working for coral conservation and conducting courses on the study biological of cetaceans, sharks and rays , tropical fish and mediterranean fish; as well as the procedures that must be carried out in the event of stranded of marine turtle and cetaceans. A tireless defender of sharks, her main objective as a PADI Instructor is to create ambassadors of the sea and awareness in the importance of dmiring, respecting and conserving this wonderful ocean planet.

Stephanie – Ze is onze 20-jarige Divemaster en zo ook de jongste van ons team. Stephanie heeft altijd al van water gehouden, maar voornamelijk van onderwater te zijn. Al sinds ze kon stappen, begon ze eveneens in het water te plonzen, nooit schrik van uiteindelijk kopje onder te gaan. Eens ze afgestudeerd was van de middelbare school, ging ze naar Fiji om vrijwilligerswerk te verrichten in een natuurbehoud project. Terwijl ze genoot van het duiken, verzamelde ze data over de lokale vissen, roggen, schildpadden en haaien om het marine leven in kaart te brengen. Tijdens haar verblijf, ontwikkelde ze haar passie voor duiken en realiseerde ze zich dat ze deze ook graag wou delen met anderen. Op dit moment, studeert ze in Malta en brengt ze zoveel mogelijk (vrije) tijd door met duiken.

Stephanie – Dutch Nationality – She is our 20-year old Dive Master, and with this also the youngest of our team. Stephanie always loved the water and especially being underwater. As soon as she could walk, she started diving into water, never being afraid when she went under. Once she graduated from high school, she went to Fiji and did some voluntary work in a conservational project. While enjoying diving, she collected data on local fishes, rays, turtles and sharks for the marine life project. During her time there she developed her passion for diving and realised she wanted to share this passion with other people. At this moment, she is studying in Malta and spends as much time as possible on diving.