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PAUL TOOMER

Paul Toomer - PADI Platinum Course Director, EFR Instructor and Top Technical Diver

Paul started diving in 1996 with Diving Leisure Poole under the instruction of Course Director Steve Axtell and then Master Instructor Phil Short. Having such extraordinary trainers and a passion for the underwater world it was not long till he decided that this was the career he had been looking for.

He has dived caves and wrecks all over the world and also safely planned and executed many sub 100 metre ocean dives with a maximum depth of 150 metres last year.

Paul is a Platinum Level PADI Course director, an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Trainer, a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Instructor Trainer and an International Association of Handicapped Divers (IAHD) Instructor.

He holds PADI Instructor Trainer status in all PADI specialties including, Wreck, Cavern, Semi Closed Rebreather and Ice. He has written his own Distinctive Specialty Instructor Courses in Oxygen First Aid, Shark Diving and Azimuth Semi Closed Rebreather.

After ten years of running Diving Leisure he decided to concentrate purely on Technical Diver Training, Expeditions and Instructor Development Courses (technical and recreational) and Diving Matrix was born. Matrix is a London based company with partnerships worldwide including, England, Gozo, Malta, Mexico, Sardinia and South Africa.

He has dived caves and wrecks all over the world and also safely planned and executed many sub 100 metre ocean dives with a maximum depth of 150 metres last year.

Paul regularly contributes to various dive magazines including London Diver and has worked with Film and TV Companies as a diver, supplier and advisor. He has given many diving related presentations for the British Scuba Industry Trade Association, PADI, DSAT and DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association, USA).

Paul is currently working with a team of technical divers exploring new wrecks around the coast on Malta and Gozo.

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