Ettienne started his diving career in Mossel Bay where he did his Open Water Course in 1990.
Four years later he achieved his NAUI instructors certification and has never looked back.
Alpha Dive Centre opened it’s doors in 1994 in Main Road, Strand, opposite the Strand railway station and can still be located there.
In 1999 he achieved NAUI course director status and Alpha Dive Centre became a hub for instructor trainer courses.
Ettienne’s passion for diving, dive training and dive travel can still be seen in the dive centre today. With the following achievements under his belt, Alpha Dive Academy was a natural follow on to greater heights –
2016 / 17 / 18 Achieved top 5 ranking for training centres in Africa
2018 / 19 Achieved top 3 ranking for training centres in Africa