PADI MSDT/Specialty Instructor/Re-Breather Diver/First Aid
Originally from East Yorkshire, England, Lynn learnt to scuba dive in the chillier waters around the UK before heading to warmer waters in Turkey to start her new career as a Scuba Diving Instructor with The European Diving Centre in Fethiye. She has been living in the Turks & Caicos Islands since November 2002 and has been a valued member of the Big Blue team since December 2004 working mainly as a dive instructor and boat captain. A passionate and conscientious diver, Lynn loves exploring the many reefs and walls around the islands looking for the larger pelagics but is more often found searching for the smaller and more unusual critters of the ocean with camera at the ready. As a keen freediver she enjoys the Edge of the Banks full day snorkel tour, taking in the reefs further afield around North West Point, French Cay and West Caicos and also enjoys visiting the very unspoilt and scenic islands of North & Middle Caicos.
Lynn is very passionate about the environment and is actively involved in beach clean-ups and education about the problems associated with single use plastic, which is a threat to delicate eco systems both here and around the world, so be sure to remember your reusable bottles and bags and say no to single use straws in bar and restaurants!
Her other passion is running so when not at work she can often be seen training around the island in preparation for marathons and ultra marathons. Both her and colleague Lizzie were the first runners to traverse Middle & North Caicos, a distance of 33 miles.
For Lynn, working at Big Blue with it’s small group and eco-friendly approach is all about giving guests a fun, informative and educational experience with low impact on the environment, making new friends along the way and enjoying every moment of every day in a country as beautiful as the Turks and Caicos.