About the dive center
For your diving holidays we operate with several diving instructors depending on the location and their availability. They trade under their own names with their own insurance and tourism operator licence, and provide their own diving equipment on board.
Departing from Nosy Be (North-West of Madagascar) :
♦ IDC Staff Instructor (PADI), Nico Jeanmart, who started diving in the Reunion Island some 17 years ago. He has since been exploring the sea floor of the Canal of Mozambique for the past 12 years. He speaks French and English. He is qualified in underwater photography, deep sea diving, night dives and marine biology. He is also Emergency First Aid and Oxygen Therapy Instructor. He trades under the name of MENABE PLONGEE.
♦ Sylvia Trelanche, the Manager and founder of the Diving Center FOREVER DIVE since 2000, is NAUI Instructor and Dive Master PADI. She is assisted by Rolland Boyat, Dive Master NAUI. They are both fluent in English, French and Italian.
Departing from Mangily / Ifaty (South-West of Madagascar) :
♦ Anne Furr, PADI instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor (CPR and First Aid), fell in love with Madagascar in 2003. Upon winning a research grant, she spent roughly one year volunteering with the award-winning NGO, Blue Ventures, based in Andavadoaka. She then worked for another marine conservation NGO, Reef Doctor. And in 2012 started her own dive club in Mangily, MANGILY SCUBA. She speaks, English, Malagasy, and French.