Meet the Amphibian team

Meet the Amphibian Team – We are a team of dedicated professional scuba educators and technicians with over 50 years of experience between us.

Whether it’s your next dive gear purchase, PADI course, or servicing query the Amphibian Team has the expertise to help you with whatever you need. Check out the Team below and see who will be helping you on your next visit.

Lynne Clafton

Lynne Clafton

Owner | PADI Master Instructor

Lynne The Boss! As the magnet behind the shop counter says: ‘Would you like to speak to the man who thinks he’s in charge or the woman who actually knows what’s happening?

Lynne has been a diver for more years than she will probably admit to. The love of diving took over to the extent of not just qualifying as a PADI Master Instructor, but also changing life the Universe, and everything, giving up a very sensible job in town … to buy a dive centre!

Now she justifiably has the opportunity to talk diving, live diving, and even occasionally go diving.

Ian Clafton

Ian Clafton

Owner | PADI Assistant Instructor

Ok, not the best photo, but the only one we managed to get without inappropriate gestures being offered!

Ian is the genius of the service centre and salesman extraordinaire. Ian has been the real visionary for the evolution of Aquanaut, and has endless plans for the future as well.

There is very little that he doesn’t know about dive equipment and does occasionally jump in the water and dive himself.

Matt Noel

Matt Noel

Manager | PADI Master Instructor

Matt first learned to dive in Grand Cayman just after his 12th birthday in 1998 (yes he is that old). Since then he has dived all over the world including Tenerife, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Having never dived in the UK previously Matt took the leap to become an Instructor with us in 2011. After taking a 5 year break from UK waters, instructing in Bermuda, he’s back with the team at Amphibian & Aquanaut.

Having climbed the instructor ladder to Master Instructor his passion is still taking new divers for their first breaths underwater and seeing that look of amazement on new divers faces when they first start moving around underwater.