Amanda Carroll - Owner ICFish & PADI IDC Staff Instructor
My scuba diving adventures started in 1995 whilst backpacking around Australia when I landed a job as a cook on a scuba diving liveaboard boat. From my first breath underwater, it was life-changing; I knew it was going to be my passion and what I wanted to do professionally. I started working my way up the scuba diving ladder to Divemaster and then Instructor. Diving took me all over the world teaching and I was lucky to work in many incredible locations from the Maldives, Dominican Republic, Mexico; Egypt, Spain; Crete; Bermuda & UK. I was always drawn to sharks and luckily was able to dive with many different species but introducing people to the world which I love so much will always be incredibly special for me. Watching their faces when they take their first breaths underwater and realise how simple it is - brilliant! But then....guiding them through their first real underwater experiences is always an honor. That's why I teach diving. Kids diving has been a natural progression as I'm also a mum of Ollie and Zoe aged 10 & 12; I can see how scuba diving is so good for them. The calming natural effect of breathing underwater on SCUBA, (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), the life experience, the lack of technology - a bonus!
ICFish a place where I teach scuba diving in small groups with a focus on safety, fun and experience resulting in opening up years of underwater family adventures.