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The Al Mahara Team 2017

At Al Mahara Diving Center we have a team of experienced and professional instructors and certified assistants to cater to your marinesport and scuba diving needs. Our professional team of PADI, Emergency First Response, RYA certified and SAI Instructors can take you from novice to instructor level training in a variety of disciplines in the water.


Kathleen Russell, PADI Course Director as our resident PADI Course Director and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and PADI Swim School Instructor Trainer and Starguard Instructor Trainer from Canada. She is passionate about the oceans and also in training new divers and instructor level divers to share her love for the ocean. She is also the Emirates Diving Association Abu Dhabi Committee Coordinator and helps EDA and oher companies and institutes to organise many marine environment initiatives including Clean Up Arabia, underwater marine debris clean ups, Reef Check and marine conservation programs. She is also passionate about dive travel, underwater videography and tech diving. You can reach her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

My passion: travel, instructor development, underwater videography, marine conservation



Christy is part of the Al Mahara dive instructional team as a PADI instructor. He also teaches EFR and PADI Specialty courses. He has had allot of experience with kids camps and Bubblemakers youth scuba divers.

My passion: playing rugby, traveling, adventures



Dominic joins Al Mahara as a PADI Swim Instructor, Starguard Lifeguard Instructor and PADI rescue diver. He has allot of experience in the water and sometimes you will see him on a flyboard/jetblade or scuba diving underwater. He would liek to become a PADI Instructor one day.

My passions: biking, swimming, watersports


Oliver joins Al Mahara as a watersport, kayak,flyboard, jetski, fishing and PADI diver and RYA Powerboat 2 certified boat skipper.

My passion: watersports, graphic media, jetski, surfing and fishing.


Lena has always been part of the Al Mahara team. She is the friendly voice and face when you visit us at the showroom and also on site for our special events like underwater and beach clean ups. She is alwasy helpful with our guests and will go above to make sure our geusts and team are happy.

My pasisons: travel, sports, adventure



Rose joins Al Mahara in our accounts and adminstration department and ensures all the accounts and inventory are in working order.

My passions: Enjoying cooking, music


Dilan  is Al Mahara's dive center watersports guide, boat skipper with RYA Powerboat2 and avid angler. He is alwasy greeting guests with a friendly smile and provides a very safe and memorable expereince for all our guest activities.

My passions: fishing, outdoor sports, cooking

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Ramitha joins Al Mahara as watersports guide and diver. He has over 200 open water dives from Sri Lanka and is our friendly watersports guide.



StarGuard Lifeguard Team

We also have dedicated experienced and trained pool and waterfront lifeguards. We conduct regular in-services and sceduled training to ensure we provide dedicated aquatic supervision. 


The Al Mahara trainees and interns!

Our team is growing as we have them ready to meet and greet and dive and paddle and swim with you very soon!

Join our team as an intern. For more information, please send your inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All our staff are friendly, professional and experienced and they look forward to meeting you for your scuba diving, kayaking, swimming and marinesports adventures. We are always happy to hear from you, if you would like to give us any feedback or suggestions, please email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or come by and visit us on Muroor St, Emirates Palace marina or at our newest location at Khalidiyah Palace Hotel.



News & Events

Join World Ocean Day activities

Join us for activities on World Ocean Day 8th June 2017 (Abu Dhabi)


New Watersports activities launched

New watersports aunched at Khalidiyah Palace Hotel! Come and discover the water adventures we have to offer to beat the heat in Abu Dhabi.


Al Mahara finishes 2nd place in ITU Triathlon relay

Congratulations to Al Mahara team finishing 2nd place in the ITU Triathlon last week