Louise Howell

Louise Howell

Master Scuba Diver Trainer and dive centre Manager

Louise first fell in love with diving here on the Dingle Peninsula at the tender age of 13 and having dived in many locations around the world, Dingle is still her favourite diving spot. After completing a Fashion degree and working as the Studio Manager of a menswear designer in London, Louise realised that life is better “Under Da Sea!” She completed her Instructor training and 3 month graduate internship on Utila, Honduras in 2013 and she has since worked as an Instructor in the UK before moving to Tanzania at the beginning of 2014 for a year. She now splits her time between Dingle during the summer season and working overseas. Louise loves diving and teaching, and is keen to encourage both new and experienced divers to appreciate the marine environment and the riches it has to offer.

Rosemarie Howell

Rosemarie Howell

Administrator

Rosemarie has been visiting the Dingle Peninsula for the last 18 years and has fallen for its charm and beauty. Having worked as a registered Theatre Nurse in the UK for 40 years, she hung up her cloak for the last time in 2015. Rosemarie very much enjoyed her full time post as receptionist at DMDC last season, especially meeting all the lovely customers. She is taking more of a ‘back seat’ approach this year, though will still be chief administrator and paperwork organiser! Rosemarie hopes also to continue fulfilling her role of ‘master baker’ fuelling the centre and its divers with her infamous lemon drizzle and nutella cakes whenever possible!

Sean O’Coileain

Sean O’Coileain

Dive Boat Coxswain

Born in Dublin, Sean and his family moved to Dingle in 1991. They became involved with the local sailing club and Sean immediately took to the sport, becoming an instructor at the club at the age of 17. Subsequently he trained to be a powerboat instructor and also obtained an ISA and RYA Commercial Yachtmaster, and also completed his PADI open water course. Sean spent a number of years in Australia working on large yachts. Now back in Dingle he finds it hard to stay away from the sea and is delighted to be a part of the Dive Dingle team.

Kiel Bird

Kiel Bird

Freelance Divemaster

Kiel has been diving since he was a teenager, first qualifying as a PADI Open Water Diver at 15 years old and Rescue Diver by 16 years old. Originally from the UK , Kiel and his family moved to Ireland in 2010 and have been living on the Dingle Peninsula for the past 3 years, where diving became part of his life again. He has spent most of his free time since moving here diving in multiple locations around the Dingle Peninsula and is now a Qualified PADI Divemaster. Here at DMDC you will find him either under the waves guiding dives, being a dive buddy or helping Louise with her students. He has a passion for all things ocean related and has dived around the UK, Ireland and the Cayman Islands. He has a particular interest in diving Dingle waters due to the abundance and variety of marine life, as well as ship wrecks that are available. He is very proud to be a part of the team here at DMDC and looks forward to passing on his knowledge and passion for scuba diving.